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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!

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…
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The best Chianti and Super Tuscan Wines for Charcuterie

What is the best wine for charcuterie? As you’ll see, there’s a perfect Chianti or Super Tuscan wine to serve with every type of charcuterie. On our Tuscany wine tours, we often talk about (and taste) the most delicious wine and food pairings.…

How is white wine made?

Most visitors to Tuscany know about our famous Chianti wine. But did you know that we also produce some lovely, crisp white wines? If you join us on a Tuscan wine tour like this one, you’ll learn first-hand all the secrets about how white…

Is wine acidic? Understanding high and low acid wines

The thought of acidity in wine may not sound very appetizing. But, in fact, every wine is acidic. The acid level in wine has a lot to do with its flavor, in a good way. Acidity gives wine its tart taste. For example, the Sangiovese grapes…

How strong is Chianti?

Alcohol content in red wine:  How strong is Chianti? How does the alcohol content in Chianti compare to other wines? This is a question we often get on our Tuscany wine tours. It’s a useful thing to know. Wine wouldn’t be the same without…

What is barrel toasting and how does it affect the taste of Chianti wine?

The juicy fruity flavor of Chianti wine comes from the Sangiovese grapes grown in the Tuscan hills. What you may not know is that barrel toasting also adds to the taste. It’s a common tradition in Tuscany to age red wine in large oak or…