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Florence Wine Tasting Class & Tuscany Scenic Tour

A Florence Wine Tasting Class to learn the basics while enjoying the landscapes of Tuscany

Florence wine tasting class tour includes:
• Pick up directly from your accommodation
• Tour of the estate’s 1800’s cellars
• Half day wine class
• Evaluation of appearance bouquet and taste
• Evaluation of acidity, astringency & sweetness
• Proper use of the glass and tasting technique
• Light lunch with paired wine tasting
• Scenic drive with stops for photos.
• All guidance in perfect English
• Private recent model private minivan with AC

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My Florence wine tasting class is an informal morning of tuition, on how to taste wine in the correct way. You won’t become a professional in this time, but you will certainly become a more discerning consumer, and learn how to keep training your palate in the future. It’s not as mystical as some would have you believe, and you’ll be surprised by the end of your included light lunch, just how far you have come. The afternoon will have us exploring the gorgeous Tuscan landscapes, with stops for your holiday photos.

A Florence wine tasting class during the summer

Florence Wine Tasting Class & Tuscany Scenic Tour

I’ll pick you up directly from your accommodation in Florence and we’ll soon be driving through Tuscany and the Chianti region. Sit back and enjoy your first taste of the scenery, and after about an hour we reach the winery. We’ll first explore the estate’s underground cellars in the company of the wine maker who will give you some background knowledge of cellar practices, and how this translates to what you find in the glass.

Our Florence wine tasting class gets underway in the estate’s tasting room around 10:30. You will be supplied with all the necessary materials, including six different wines and the text relating to the lesson. This is yours to keep so you can refresh the method in the future. The wine maker will first explain the correct way to use the glass, and the important techniques of airing. We then address the aspects related to sight and smell, which are; color, aroma, bouquet and flaws. Once this has been understood we delight our taste buds as we evaluate the balance of the wine, and we search for acidity, astringency and sweetness. To complete the course, we’ll put our new found knowledge to a few blind tastings. You’ll be surprised just how much better you can pick things out, now you know what to look for.

Our Florence wine tasting class continues during our light lunch in the most delightful of ways. While enjoying platters of Italian cheeses, cold cuts and bruschetta, the influence of the flavor and texture of food will be explained. Even better…not only will it be explained…we can drink too!

We leave the winery around three, but the day isn’t over. We continue the afternoon with a scenic safari of the Tuscany landscapes. The drive will be leisurely and well make a number of stops. I know where to find all the best scenes, and you’ll have the best backdrops for your holiday photos. We arrive back at your accommodation in Florence around five.

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2018 price list: including transport & scenic tour of Tuscany
2 participants €220 per person
3 participants €155 per person
4 participants €150 per person
5 participants €135 per person
6 participants €125 per person
7 participants €115 per person
8 participants €105 per person

2018 price list: including wine class, cellar tour & light lunch with wine tasting
2 to 3 people: €105 per person
4 to 6 people: €100 per person
7 to 8 people: €90 per person

How to work out the price of the tour (considering two people)
Transport & scenic tour: €220 pp  €440
Wine class & lunch: €105 pp           €210
Total €650

This is not a group tour, fees refer exclusively to private parties
Pick up from Siena + €70 (per tour not per person), for other locations please ask

Cellars at Monterinaldi
Lunch in a Tuscan family
Tuscan Scenery San Donato in Perano SWT 375
San Donato in Perano 2017 2 pc
Wine Tasting in Tuscany Palagio SWT 375x190

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