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Welcome! I’ll tell you everything you need to know, and my personal point of view, about wine tasting in Tuscany.

When you choose Italy as a wine and food destination, you have to read all about tuscany wines and food. Than, you have to go on a wine tour with other wine and food enthusiasts (group wine tours or a private one) for an unforgettable memory.. Tuscan wine is the perfect match with Tuscan food, they were born to be together.

Italy and Tuscany wine production
Italy is one of the largest wine producer, and Tuscany is the flagship for quantity and quality of the wine produced. Wine areas includes Chianti, Brunello, Nobile di Montepulciano, Bolgheri, San Gimignano, Maremma and much more. Moreover, many wine producers started to produce also organic, biodynamic, natural or vegan wines, so that the method variety is added to the variety of vines and wines produced.

Where to start?
Every year there are more and more wine and food tours requests, specially from April to October with a peak in September and October, the harvest time.  During our wine tours you will have the chance to see all the wine process. From the grape harvest to the fermentation of the wine in the stainless steel ferment vats. In that period there is a great confusion in the cellars, but this is the most informative and fun part for a wine lover.

Enjoy the reading!

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What is terroir and how does it affect Tuscan wine?

On a wine tour in Tuscany, you’re likely to hear some talk about terroir. It’s probably one of the least understood wine terms. In this post, we’ll help clear up what terroir means and why it’s important in wine. Terroir definition Terroir…
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How long does wine last unopened?

If you’re planning to take some wine home from your Tuscan wine tour, you might wonder how long the wine will last. The shelf life of unopened wine can be anywhere from one to 20 years. So, how do you know how long a wine will keep? Most…
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Concerned about sugar in wine? This Italian favorite may be your best choice

Virtually all wines have sugar in them.  But the amount of sugar in wine is not always the same. It can be minimal in some wines, while others may have as much as a can of soda. How can you tell the difference when you’re buying wine? …
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The smallest Chianti area: Chianti Montespertoli

From the Chianti map, it is clear how Chianti Montespertoli represents the smallest of the Chianti sub-denominations by extension. Furthermore, the Chianti Montespertoli is the only sub-denomination that insists completely within the territory…
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Hidden gems in Tuscany: 4 off the beaten path Chianti wine regions

When planning a wine tour in Tuscany, the famous Chianti Classico region is often the first place that comes to mind. It’s popular for good reasons, but you may also want to go off the beaten path to visit the lesser-known Chianti wine regions. The…

Can you drink wine on a low carb diet?

On our Tuscany wine tours, we sometimes meet guests who follow low carb or keto diets. So, the obvious question is: how many carbohydrates are there in wine? It’s a fair question because most wine labels don’t contain that kind of nutritional…
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When is the best time to visit Chianti for a wine tour?

Many people will tell you that spring or fall is the best time to visit Tuscany. But we’ll let you in on a secret. A trip to Tuscany, including a Chianti wine tour, is fantastic almost any time of the year. Each season in Tuscany offers…

The 5 Best Day Trips and Wine Tours from Florence

Florence is one of the most unforgettable cities you’ll ever visit. But we also recommend that you take the time to enjoy some of the best day trips from Florence. Given its location in central Italy, Florence is an ideal home base for…
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How do you get from Florence to Chianti?

A dreamy day trip from Florence to Chianti is ideal for visitors who are staying in Florence.  Just imagine a drive through the picturesque Tuscany countryside with stops at vineyards to sip luscious Chianti wine.  It’s a dream. But the…
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21 Fun Wine Quotes and Captions

Do you enjoy fun quotations about wine? Wine has proven to be a source of inspiration for many writers and famous folks over time. Certainly, we love to talk about it on our Tuscany wine tours. From funny wine sayings to the perfect wine…
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10 USEFUL WORDS ABOUT WINE TO KNOW

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the complex wine terms you hear on a wine tasting tour? Don’t worry. On our Tuscany wine tours, we’ll explain anything you want to know about the language of wine. And we’ll start with this introduction…
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How to Read Italian Wine Labels

On our Tuscany wine tours, we’re often asked for tips on how to read an Italian wine label.  And with good reason!  Italian wine labels can be confusing because every winemaker has a different approach. Whether it gives you a name of…