Wine Tasting and Tours in Florence
Helpful advice from us and our travellers so you can enjoy your experience to the fullest.
What wines are famously from Tuscany?
Considering Tuscany's long and storied history with wine, it should be no surprise that there are countless wines known around the world, from this region. There is of course, Chianti and Chianti Classico wines, Brunello di Monalcino, the Super Tuscans, San Gimignano's Vernaccia and many others.
Where is the best area in Tuscany to go for wine?
The area to go for wine, also depends on whether you prefer red wine or white. If it's red you're after, than the villages of Montalcino, Carmignano and the Chianti region are all excellent places to visit, while the town of San Gimignano has made a name for itself, with it's Vernaccia.
What etiquette should I follow at a wine-tasting experience?
As a general rule, it is advised not to wear cologne to appreciate all the aromas of a certain wine. Eating something before tasting wine and drinking water in between wines is a good idea, as well as taking notes of the names of the wines you liked the most, so you can get yourself a bottle afterwards. Also, remember to spit in the buckets provided after every tasting so you can enjoy the whole event without getting too drunk.