Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The new Tuscan Food & Wine Map finally ready

The cold has come to Tuscany as it has come to the rest of Europe. It has snowed so much that the country was half blocked for a few days with trains suspended, schools closed and general problems of missing electricity or water in people's homes. Now it's just the ice which is hanging out and making mornings an interesting challenge....especially for myself, now more than 7 months pregnant - so I can't even see beneath my belly to check if I'm treading carefully!!!
Anyway, we're being blocked by a country that isn't at all used to handeling such cool temperatures and this has meant that we're being slowed down in our preparations for the opening of the new wine school in Florence. However, head strong against the arctic cold, we're working on it....and hopefully I'll soon be able to pronounce the word "open" officially.
But I'm really taking this occasion to tell you about our new (and most beautiful) Tuscan food & wine map which I've just got back from the printer. It's been a few months of work to change and better the old one, add the main foods and updating all the info on the Italian wine regions (believe me, it's been quite a task!). But the harder things are, the more satisfactory they seem when once accomplished and so I'm super happy to show you our Tuscan Wine & Food map - the first of its kind!

If you want to have close-up look, take a look here. I haven't posted the backside online, but there's an extensive list of descriptions of each region and product made. If anyone's interested in having the map sent home, we can ship it anywhere for 10 euros, just follow the link to paypal that you'll find on this page: