Sunday, March 7, 2010

Opening the Tuscan Wine School in Siena

Finally, after several months of preparation, the opening of the first Tuscan Wine School came along on the 3rd of March. The school is situated in the heart of Siena, right inside the historical Panther district.

The school will be run by myself, alongside Eli and Riikka. The latter are both sommeliers and have been in Italy at least as long as I have, if not longer.

For me this means an actual point of reference, as being bound to a place and not just to a van. But I'm excited about it and to get to know Siena from the inside!

Lastly, I am happy to introduce this new event for tourists in Tuscany. Having lived here for a while, and having snug my nose into tourism (not just glasses of wine!) and having noticed a slight lack of informative places for the wine tourists, I am hoping to create just that: a helpful place for any sort of tourist to pop in and learn about wine, get information about the wineries and the wine regions of Tuscany. By the way, for those of you who might be interested here’s a great blog post about the faults of tourism in Italy:

Opening of the Tuscan Wine School from Rebecca Christophersen on Vimeo.