Santa Giulia Wine Estate, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: A visit to the best winery of the trip: little Santa Giulia in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. In addition to the DOCG brunello, their IGT rosso was the best - not to mention the homemade pasta with meat ragu sauce and top-notch local pecorino and the farm's meat specialties, capicola, prosciutto and lombo.

Ragù Meat Sauce for Pasta Instructions from Santa Giulia in Tuscany, Italy

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How-to for delicious meat ragu straight from Tuscany, Italy. I visited the small but spectacular Santa Giulia winery and discovered some phenomenal recipes, chief of which was the meat ragu over homemade pasta!

Meatless ‘Sugo Finto’ (“Fake”) Pasta Sauce

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Sugo Finto - "Fake Sauce" - uses celery, carrots and onion in a red wine tomato sauce to produce a rich, hearty flavor for pasta without meat. I learned this recipe at a Tuscan cooking class at Fattoria Corsignano near Siena, Italy. You won't miss the meat, I promise!