Tenuta San Guido: Visiting a Beautiful Winery in Tuscany

Have you ever heard of a wine called Sassicaia? It’s a Bolgheri, Denominazione di Origine Controllata produced at the Tenuta San Guido. It is also one of the most famous wines in the world! Sassicaia production began in the 1940’s, when…

Sparkling Wines in Italy: Prosecco vs. Spumante

Italian wines can be extremely confusing. Not only are there so many different grape varietals growing in Italy, but then the wines get even more confused with their regional differences, names, and qualifications. Is this a Super Tuscan, IGT, DOC, DOCG?…

Tasty white wines of Tuscany

Tuscany’s tasty white wines often get overlooked due to the international glory this region’s reds enjoy.  But whilst the full-bodied reds are perfect for the winter months, things change when the balmy heat of summer starts to arrive and…

Stemless wine glasses

The shape, size and style of a wine glass can definitely affect the taste of your wine! Why else would there be so many different heights and widths to choose from? From champagne flutes to stemless glasses, there is a correct glass for your…

Florence wine tours: discovering the best boutique wineries

Tuscany Wine Tours with Angie specializes in small personal wine tours in Tuscany. A tour with professional guides with extensive knowledge to learn about the history of the Chianti wine region, how grapes grow, and to have fun visiting small,…

A Day in the Life at the Florence Wine School

The Florence Wine School, recently opened on Via Santo Spirito, offers courses that introduce veterans and newcomers alike to the very best food and wine that Tuscany has to offer. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a complete newcomer, a…

Panzano in Chianti and its wine festival

With its own very specific pedoclimatic features and cultivation conditions, Panzano in Chianti is certainly very popular among wine lovers for its numerous and renowned organic wineries. Panzano is home to vineyards generally located between…

Wine School Florence

A Brand-New Wine Experience in Florence, Italy On a small street running parallel to the Arno river in Florence, Italy sits the Palazzo Frescobaldi, the new headquarters for Wine School Florence. Wine School Florence opened its doors this…

Primitivo wine, a taste of Puglia

Chances are you have heard of Zinfandel – a black-skinned wine grape grown in California. But have you heard of its Italian cousin Primitivo? Genetically equivalent to the Croatian Crljenak Kaštelanski and Tribidrag grapes that were brought…

Bolgheri and Super Tuscans

The Best Tuscan Wines You Might Not Have Heard Of Everyone thinks Chianti when they think of drinking wine in Tuscany, right? You might imagine Italians enjoying the dolce vita as they sit on café terraces sipping from a lightly colored…

What is a good way to describe and taste Chianti?

Chianti wine tastes as rich and varied as the landscape itself, the sun-drenched slopes and gentle rolling hills allowing the Sangiovese grape to flourish to its full potential. Various sub-regions with their differing soils, climates and elevations…

What is Barbera wine?

Have you ever heard of Barbera wine? It is not as common outside of Italy as some of its more famous Italian counterparts, but that just means we have a lot to learn! Barbera grapes hail from the Piedmont region of Italy, in the northwestern…