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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!

Chianti’s Anatomy

Making wine is like haute cuisine: the quality of ingredients, processing time, and even the perfect amount of ingredients that only the chef knows and is able to dose: these are the components of a perfect recipe. To make a good Chianti, it…

Chianti: message in a bottle

If you love traveling, if you love adventure or if when you were a child you dreamed of finding treasure island, certainly you know the importance of the messages in bottles: even Sting, the Police singer has dedicated a song to a "message in…

A Glass of Red Wine and Tuscan Bread

The "snack in the evening" tradition In Tuscany and Piedmont very old tradition named "sinoira snack", literally "snack in the evening" still survives. The owners of the land offered the evening snack to the peasants in the periods of more…

The wine barrel: teacher of wisdom and life

The arrival at one of the wineries of our Tuscany wine tours is always fascinating. The countryside is colored like a painter's palette, the dominant color is bright green, the tall cypress trees mark the private property and outline the landscape…

Sensuality and knowledge in Chianti wine region

Travelling is to know. And only an experience that involves body and soul, mind and senses, can become knowledge. The day tours from Florence we offer,  will literally plunge you in the experience of being in Tuscany, one of the richest…

Tuscan wines as precious fabrics

«Dantès commanded Jacopo that ... some dried fruit and a bottle  of Tuscan wine had to complete the composition of the meal». This short sentence does not tell of any person, nor just a lover of upscale Italian wines, but a nobleman famous…

Tuscany: the hills of Chianti

The farmers in this period of the year control the damage done by cold and rainy winter, one of the first of the vineyard maintenance work is the inspection and replacement of the poles that hold up the vines and rows. If you look at the landscape…

Chianti and Tuscan wine tours with Angie

My tuscan wine and tours: a Chianti  spaceship You don’t need to be an astronaut. Imagine yourself in your living room, sitting comfortably, around you some dear friends and the person you love, together you are watching with great curiosity…

Italian wines: the vine is awakening

The vine is awakening, in all Italian wine regions, those of Chianti, Amarone, Bardolino, Barolo… you can see this spectacular phenomenon, for the moment only hinted. In fact the just awakened vines are, for the moment, very... naked! So they…

When was chianti wine created?

Did you know that Chianti region, as we know it, was born in the XIX century thanks to the genius and determination of some men of that time? The most important of all was Bettino Ricasoli, Baron of Brolio, also called "Iron Baron" for his resolute…

Is the snow good or bad for the vineyard?

Who had the good fortune to do, in these days, the tuscany wine tour, he discovered a new landscape and a new dimension of Tuscany, a region not very accustomed to the snow, it was enough for a splash and vineyards geometry has been highlighted…

Wine Tours from Florence

In Italy we say "I see red!" to mean that we are angry, because red is the color of passion, here used in a lively and popular expression. But when we take part in wine tasting tours in the Chianti hills, the "I see red" expression takes on…