Wine Tasting in Tuscany


Raise your hand if you are a wine lover. Learning about wine is like learning about space: once your start, there’s no end in sight. Learning about wine is an exhilarating experience, full of new tastes, new regions and meeting people with similar interests.

Wine tastings are the ideal events to give wine enthusiasts the chance to try a variety  of wines. The events vary, some can be like classes (formal events), or they can be more like parties (informal gatherings). The participants at wine tasting are more likely to possess various levels of knowledge. At wine tastings you can learn from other participants, as well as make new friends who share your interest of wine. But one of the nicest things about wine tasting event is that you can taste wine in the company of some individuals who are more experienced than you.

Tuscany is like an outstanding bottle of wine: fondly created and carefully aged. Tuscany is the epitome of the perfect wine country, boasting some of Italy’s greatest wine: Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico and Vernaccia di San Gimignano. At any of Tuscany’s wineries you wont be served with a glass of wine, you will learn about the process, the history and innovations behind the wine.

When I think about Chianti my thoughts immediately fly to the Chianti area. This area is one of the most popular production areas for its tradition and quality of wines. If you love good wine then Tuscany is perfect. It gives you the opportunity to  try some of the world’s most prestigious labels and great classics combined with other specialties that will improve your palate.

There are plenty of places you can do wine tasting in Tuscany. The majority of wine bars also known as enoteca as well as some restaurants give you the option to appreciate superb wine and mouthwatering food. Dining out in Tuscany’s tourist centers can be very expensive, but once you get into the rural areas you can find outstanding specialties at affordable restaurants.

In the past, Chianti wine region, was a small area which included the three towns: Radda, Castellina and Gaiole. Today this wine region is much bigger and includes a number of other towns.

Professional wine tasters long ago found out that if they swallow every wine they taste, they are far less able to taste different wines by the time they reach wine ten. This is why spitting became acceptable. Well, in reality you can drink all your wine at a wine tasting but the alcohol you consume would cloud your judgement. If you leave the wine in your mouth from eight to ten seconds, you will be able to taste it well without having to worry about the effects of alcohol.

Wine tasting events are an adventure for everyone. These experiences can be exciting and illuminating at the same time. The stunning scenery would make the experience one hundred times better. When in Tuscany you shouldn’t miss the opportunity get lost in back roads and visit small towns. Italy is captivating: between the food, the wine, the culture, the history, the landscapes…