Beside its multi-centuries towns and splendid countryside, Tuscany is also famous for its wineries. A different but wonderful way to get to know it, it's to plan a food and wine holiday discovering its great wines.
And in all honesty, who wouldn't feel like touring the Tuscan countryside and the various wineries to taste whites, reds, sparkling wines and whatever else might come to mind?
Among ancient vineyards, organic and biodynamic cultivation, avant-garde architectural and energy cellars, our recommendations produce Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano
Most of us enjoy wine with friends at a delicious meal, or on its own at a well-stocked wine bar. But it doesn’t just appear on the menu by magic! There’s a very long, meticulous process to get wine from terrior to table, and there are countless people whose job it is to make that process runs smoothly. With this in mind, we thought we’d tell you about one of the interesting individuals in the wine industry, and find out what he loves about working in viticulture.
Literally meaning “over the Po river”, Oltrepò Pavese is a tranquil area of the Lombardy region in Northern Italy. It is often referred to as the “Tuscany of the North”, yet unlike its regional competitor, it is less known to tourists, making it a more peaceful alternative and offering visitors an authentic, local, Italian experience. Still not convinced? C heck out our top reasons why you should visit Oltrepò Pavese below!
Throughout history, a lot of thought has been put into the artwork that is used to attract us to our favourite wines - after all, they do say we taste with our eyes first! – so we decided to take a look at our favourite two “stories behind sketches” that adorn and market some of Italy’s top wine products.
Who said wine wasn’t a religious experience? Well, whoever it was, a trip to Canelli would certainly change their mind. This small, charming village in the Italian region of Piedmont is home to multiple subterranean wine cellars, which date back to the 18th Centiry and have come to be affectionately known as “wine cathedrals”.
If you’ve started to research wine and wine-making, you may have come across the peculiar term of biodynamic viticulture. Though it may sound like a scary, complex, scientific process, it is in fact an alternative, holistic approach to wine making that is extremely fascinating! So, we’ve put together the who, what, where and why of biodynamic viticulture, so you can learn more about this innovative wine making technique!
If you’re looking for rolling vineyards, rural landscapes and medieval villages during your visit to Tuscany, then look no further than the Val d’Orcia in the south of the region. Recognised
as a UNESCO world heritage site since 2004, the Val d’Orcia has plenty to see, do and explore in this romantic destination, but we’ve rounded up four of our favourites just to get you started!