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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 wine: Classico Collection

 On February 13 and 14 at the Leopolda Station in Florence was held "Chianti Classico Collection 2017", the presentation of the new year of Chianti Classico: 185 wineries, 87 of the Chianti Classico Great Selection and above all, 57 preview…

Tuscan wine tours with Angie

We think that quality is very important in every aspect, and as we saw,  the quality always reward. For this reason,  we  select our wineries carefully and we have built since 2003 special relationships with  small tuscan wineries…

Oxygen into the Wine: good and bad factor

Where we talk about vineyards and wine, it is correct to speak of oxygen for wine, because oxygen into the wine, should be dosed with intelligence to create important "things", sustainable and deeper: sometime it must be assumed in small doses,…

Super Tuscans: the search of the perfect wine

Giacomo Tachis was the creator of the first Super Tuscans: Sassicaia, Tignanello, Solaia and Bolgheri, Tuscan high quality red wines, thanks to his experience and determination: these wines were the protagonists of what in Italy was called the…

Tuscany countryside: pruning season, when the past and the future meet

To Prune a vine has the main purpose of controlling the quality and quantity of grapes that you will want to collect: this is done by acting on the number of buds that the winemaker decides to leave on the plant. Pruning causes a kind of landscape…

Organic wines in Tuscany

Wineries in Tuscany: only very recently the human society has become aware that the well-being and quality of life, the pleasure of living healthy, long and well are the result of the harmony between man and nature. Today we know that intensive…

Wine tour to Machiavelli’s Chianti Villa

"VILLA": A WORD FULL OF MEANING In Italy we say "we go in villa" to say "we go to the countryside" to reconnect ourselves with nature; from the ancient Latin word "Villa" means tuscan countryside, farm and land. Many centuries ago, but…

Bubbles time!

STILL WINE AND SPARKLING WINE: BRUNELLO, SUPER TUSCANS, CHIANTI OR PROSECCO  Still wines look like a coffer made of precious and massive materials as gold and silver, copper or platinum. In the glass, we will have a thick liquid, with dark…

Wood, terracotta, concret and steel: the wine houses.

IRON AND STEEL In Italy to say that a person is safe, at work, in life and love is said to "being in a iron barrel", a phrase that is probably from ancient Rome when the soldiers were traveling with their provisions and therefore could happen…

In the cellars of Chianti between wine bottles and natural corks

The Cork and the wine In the Chianti cellars, stored horizontally lie the bottles of wine that, after maturing in barrels, are making the refinement, that means ... they are still working. If you take a Tuscany wine tour at this time of…

The vines and their leaves

If you really want to learn about wine you have to learn about the vine, mysterious plant that enters into the depths of the earth, able to condense in a few ripe grapes the essence of the man-nature relationship, the game that there is between…

Chianti: a comfortable “all wood” home

The Chianti wine has a bright ruby color, you can look through the glass, just before a wine tasting, aroma of spices and black berries and a strong and velvety texture. Minimum aging of at least 11 months and a minimum alcohol content of 12…