Sunday, March 20, 2011

A future winemaker is born!

Just a short announcement of personal character to introduce you to the recent addition of a new family member, Julian. He's really fond of milk at the moment, but we are definitely hoping he takes a liking to wine (much later on) as he may follow in the footsteps of his father and become a winemaker!? Too early to suppose, but one may have ones dreams...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Free guide to touring the Chianti Classico wine country!

The days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer...spring is on its way...and so are the 2011 wine tourists!
The vineyards are still standing bare and leafless, but within the next month the plants will awake and start the growth that by fall will turn into the 2011 harvest. Wineries are still hibernating, but also they will start opening up to the curious wine tourists within the next month.
A lot of people choose to come to Tuscany for its wine wonders and to do some wine wandering...and so I have started writing a mini guide to wine touring on one's own. A bit self-destructive, one should think, since my livelyhood involves selling guided wine tours - however, I'ld rather share than keep it for myself.
All depending on your timing and disposition, you can easily rent a car and drive through the wine country on your own. But it's good to get some hints on where to go. So here it is...hopefully it will be of good use to some of you out there! Let me know if you have modifications to make or other comments!