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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!

These strange strange ... wine makers!

Some Italian regions such as Friuli or Trentino, in north of Italy, have already started the traditional 2016 harvest, collecting the Pinot Noir grapes, the Chardonnay and the Pinot Gris; in Tuscany, in the Chianti region there are still 2 weeks…

Decanting an old wine

One of the key words for the wine tasting is “decanted”, with its verb: “to decant”. What happens when you decant a wine? The pure action is to transfer the wine from a container, i. e. a bottle, to another, usually a narrow carafe.…

The vine and Caravaggio: the clever use of light

"The taste of a food, always reveals the quality of a wine and exalts it. In turn, the qualities of a wine complete the pleasure of a food and spiritualize it." These are the words of a man of our time, Luigi Veronelli, an expert about Italian…

Wine Labels & Etiquette

During our wine tasting tour from Florence you can meet in person the owners, the cellar master, the farmers who take care for the vineyards and also the same vine with its character, its needs and also... its whims! These wine tours give…

The bunch is a baby to look carefully

If we look at the newborn babies, we realize the eyes of a dull and indefinite color, so it happens to everyone and it happened to us when we were babies! In fact our irises are also composed of melatonin, a substance that develops only with…

Grape harvest time

These days many wine estates start to call the workers for September-October when there will be the grape harvest. Many students in all Italian wine regions from Amarone to Valpolicella, from Collio to Barolo, from Montalcino to San Gimignano…

Chianti and Castles

Castles of Chianti: play chess with History! History may look like a great lady who leaves in her path, just as a sign of her passage, countless jewels that slip through her hands. Sometimes, even death and destruction fall out of her pocket,…

Cupid, wine cork and pleasure of life

  Perhaps it will seem strange to find beneath a headline that says "Cupid" the name of a Benedictine monk, Dom Pierre Pérignon, moreover in these pages about Italian wines, yet this French religious lived between 1600 and 1700 did…

Wine, physics teacher and architecture master

You're going to give a good glass of wine, you're in one of the most beautiful and richest in high quality vineyards zones of the Earth, the Chianti wine region in Tuscany: what better time for a tasting? Whether it's in the cool room of the…

The art of living is in wine and grapes.

  In Italy the grapes bring good luck. We use to give it away in fruit baskets at New Year, because folk beliefs say that every grape brings wealth. I wonder if you believe it! In any case, the grape is a special fruit in the history…

July has a grape for himself!

In July we are in the middle of the hot season, and in the mid also of the famous "100 days" that are needed to let grape grow and mature. Among ample and shadowing vine leaves you can see the bunches and their grapes that take color and volume:…

Dive into a glass of wine

Dive into a small pool to swim in a big sea. If you love good wine, you know that to appreciate this liquid and mysterious creature it takes one last important step that will take him from the depths of the earth to the table and your mouth:…