Tag: wine

Vino Novello in Tuscany

October 30, 2017

Ya–hoo! October 30th signals the official opening of the vino novello market. This event is  just in time for a pairing with a wide array of fall flavors and colors. If you haven’t already considered it, then make sure to make room on your itinerary of activities this fall in Tuscany for some “vino novello wine tasting“. There are many…

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A Dream in Tuscany at Borgo Scopeto

April 8, 2016

As we made our way down to Siena and then out into the Chianti countryside covered with vineyards, I was thinking of how driving in Tuscany makes you seem as if you’ve stepped into a movie. We likely have, as the setting we drive through has been caught on screen many times before. If the…

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Grapes and Chestnuts: Tuscany celebrates fruits of the land

September 28, 2012

September and October are two very important months for the agriculture in Tuscany as in this period there are the harvest of grapes, one of the outstanding Tuscan products, and chestnuts picking. It must be said that this year has been very critical for the agriculture in Tuscany: the scarce rains of the Summer have…

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Wine Town 2012: Taste Florence, Discovering its Palaces & Hidden Corners

September 13, 2012

WineTown is back in Florence for the third edition of one of the most important event about Italian quality wine. September 21st and 22nd are the save-the-date days you cannot miss if you want to taste the great wines the major tuscan producers will present at WineTown 2012. The event is made up of wine-tasting,…

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Grapes and Wine, the Protagonists of September

September 22, 2011

Grapes and wine are the stars of many events planned these last few days of September in Tuscany. The grape harvest is almost complete throughout the region, so it now the moment to celebrate the end of the harvest and taste the new, good wine from this harvest, but not only. The Bacco Artigiano and…

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Wine Town Firenze

September 23, 2010

In a week time Florence will be the capital of wine. From September 30th to October 3rd the city hosts Wine Town Firenze, international event gathering together high quality wine producers. A great event dedicated to wine stewards and professional buyers, but also to wine lovers, tourists  and Florentine people.

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Treasure hunt, wine tastings and more in Tuscany

June 4, 2010

Finally June has arrived! From the weather you wouldn’t say it, but I’m not worried for my plans for this weekend in Tuscany. Yes, this weekend I don’t plan to stay in Florence but plan on going around Tuscany. So, these are some of my plans. Saturday morning early wake up, about 9.00, because I…

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Planning the weekend in Florence

May 27, 2010

Today is Thursday and I’ve started planning this last weekend of May in Florence since from the next one we Florentines generally like to leave the hot city for the seaside or the countryside, even if I personally am fine with a little bit of warm sunny days. My attention is focused on the eagerly…

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Chianti Tour: Wine tasting and Artisan Workshops

October 10, 2009

This past Thursday we spent the day in Chianti on a tour designed and supported by the Florence Chamber of Commerce and tourism board to promote the Florentine area of Chianti. We met our tour group in front of Santa Maria Novella train station at 8.45am and aside from a traffic incident that delayed our…

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