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Wine Events in Italy: mark your calendar with these!

Wine Events in Italy: mark your calendar with these!

  Whether you’re a wine lover for your own enjoyment or if you work in the field, check your calendar for 2018 and mark down those wine events to attend. From straightforward trade fairs to social tastings and even rock concerts, these are the most important wine events in Italy in … Read More

Visit Tuscany
What is the Best Time to Visit Tuscany?

What is the Best Time to Visit Tuscany?

What is the best time to visit Tuscany? This Italian region features art cities, spas and gorgeous landscapes that make it great to visit in every season – you just have to plan the right itinerary. Let’s look at the seasons one by one and decide when you should come. Best time to Visit Tuscany: …Read More
January 11, 2019
Visit Tuscany
12 Essential Points of Interest to Visit in Florence

12 Essential Points of Interest to Visit in Florence

Florence is full of must-see churches and museums; let’s look at the top Florence points of interest together to plan a great holiday in the Tuscan capital. Florence is one of the most famous Italian cities, recognized for its rich architecture and artistic legacy. It is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage …Read More
January 8, 2019

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Wine Guide
Chianti Classico Collection 2019

Chianti Classico Collection 2019

The most important wine event of the year for Chianti Classico producers is the Chianti Classico Collection, the preview event held each year in Florence, Italy in February. In 2019 the dates are February 11 and 12th (the latter is only open to journalists). The Chianti Classico Collection event is organized by the Consorzio Chianti …Read More
January 7, 2019
Food in Tuscany
Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

Cavallucci di Siena are a sweet flavour of the holiday season in Tuscany thanks to wintery flavours like aniseed and candied fruits. Here's the recipe.Read More
December 20, 2018
Food in Tuscany
Easy to Make Tuscan Winter Dishes

Easy to Make Tuscan Winter Dishes

The bone-chilling Tuscan Winter doesn’t only strengthen our vineyards: it also livens our appetites! Our region is renowned for its culinary specialties, which masterfully combine simplicity, seasonal ingredients and unique gusto. Staples of the wintertime table are olive oil, wine, bread and tons of healthy cooked winter vegetables like cabbages and root vegetables. While for some, …Read More
December 17, 2018
Visit Tuscany
Winter in Tuscany: a wondrous region this time of year

Winter in Tuscany: a wondrous region this time of year

Tuscany is graced with four proper seasons – a long spring, a hot summer, a welcome autumn and finally wintertime – a magical affair enjoyed very much by locals. As tour groups depart its cities, there is a serene glow over the region and especially over its cities. Galleries are not busy and some are …Read More
December 13, 2018
Wine Guide
Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers, from Bottles to Accessories

Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers, from Bottles to Accessories

Christmas is knocking at your door – Santa’s practically perched on the roof and you’ve got the kids’ presents sorted, but still haven’t picked the perfect gift for Uncle Bob, about whom all you know is that he enjoys a good vintage. That’s ok, we’ve got it figured out – here are some Christmas gift …Read More
December 11, 2018
Visit Tuscany
Nativity Scenes in Tuscany: an Italian Christmas Tradition

Nativity Scenes in Tuscany: an Italian Christmas Tradition

As the holiday season approaches, Italian cities get “dressed up” for the occasion with the help of beautiful light displays that soften the city streets, Christmas trees, markets, and of course the ornately decorated presepe (nativity scenes that depict the birth of Jesus, either in a manger or cave) in almost every church and town …Read More
December 6, 2018
Visit Tuscany
December Holidays in Italy: Where and When to Go

December Holidays in Italy: Where and When to Go

Christmas in Italy is beautiful. The decked-out streets are a feast for the eyes with decorations and sparkling lights, stores have Christmas displays in the windows, cities organize fun activities for families and children and the air is filled with a particular “magic” that is not easy to explain with words… you just have to …Read More
December 3, 2018
Wine Guide
Wine Advent Calendar: How to Make your own with Great Tuscan Wine

Wine Advent Calendar: How to Make your own with Great Tuscan Wine

The weather is getting cooler and the year is winding down to a close, which means it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. It’s a time for family and friends — and of course, great food and drink. But why wait until December 25 to indulge? Counting down the days til Christmas, instead …Read More
November 28, 2018
Wine Guide
Songs about Wine: from Strauss to UB40

Songs about Wine: from Strauss to UB40


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November 19, 2018