Tuscan oil tasting

Join the festival in Montisi to celebrate the first olive oil of the season starting November 1st

Montisi, a small hamlet of San Giovanni d’Asso, will celebrate “Il primo olio ed altro ancora… “ (The first olive oil and more besides), an event now in its thirteenth year, scheduled to run from November 1st until November 4th. The spotlight over the weekend will be on oil, with tastings, guided tours of the oil mills, street shows in the village and traditional local meals prepared with the olio “novo” (“new” oil) in the local restaurants. But you will be able to discover also other beautiful products: pecorino cheese, Orcia DOC wine, the Champagne from Hautvillers, Grappa and chocolate.

Don’t miss the occasion to taste the first new oil in the heart of crete senesi, book your stay on www.chiantiferie.net and ask us for the complete program of the event

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Tuscan oil tasting

Culinary vacation in tuscany

Every year on the third weekend of September (2012 september 13th-16th) the vintners of Panzano meet in the village square to show their wines, often pronounced as the best of the region. You have the chance to sample the different styles of wines, chat with the winemakers and listen to some great music!

The vintners of Panzano don’t just gather once a year to show their best wines to the public. They are also a close-knit group that unites to control quality production, promote organic & sustainable vineyard techniques and much more. There are several small booths snuggled around Panzano’s small main square. You buy one ticket allowing you to taste whatever you wish!

The estate owners are presenting their own wines and are on hand to tell you all about their products and as it’s their wine they each seem to have many cases on hand, ensuring there is no shortage…

Interested? Then come and join wine producers in Panzano in Chianti, the heart of Chianti, book your stay on http://www.chiantiferie.net

Culinary vacation in tuscany

Chianti Classico Wine Festival

A Fall Wine Festival In Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

This is the principal Chianti Classico wine festival. It’s held in the main square (triangle is a better description) of Greve in Chianti – Piazza Matteotti – about an hour south of Florence in the centre of the Chianti Classico wine zone. The large piazza is lined with stands belonging to various Chianti Classico wine producers, including many of the most important ones. By buying a glass and the ticket that comes with it, you’re entitled to taste all the wines you like at the booths around the square. The Chianti Classico Festival is normally held on second weekend of September and the preceding Friday (2012 September from 6th to 9th). It starts at about 10 am but warms up during the evening. There is additional entertainment from time to time throughout the day but wines are the central focus. Don’t miss the occasione to taste Chianti Classico together with the producers, book you stay in Chianti region on www.chiantiferie.net

Chianti Classico Wine Festival

Holiday in Tuscany

Holiday in tuscany

If you love wine and would like to pass a beautiful summer evening next week, remember that Friday, August 10, 2012 is generally known as the day of falling stars, which falls on the day of San Lorenzo. For this special night, many towns across Tuscany have dedicated a special night called “Calici di Stelle” to celebrate the region’s great wines!

Organized by the Wine Tourism Movement, Calici di Stelle offers many extraordinary events in many piazzas across Italy.

Amongst the many Tuscan cities participating in the event is Castellina in Chianti, Castiglione d’Orcia, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Siena, Cortona, Lucignano, Rapolano Terme all renowned for their fine wine production.

Wine will be the absolute protagonist in one of the most suggestive and evocative nights of the year, when you will have the possibility to admire San Lorenzo’s falling stars, the “tears” of the saint according to the legend, in the good company of exquisite wine.

A magic summer night when all your dreams can become true, so book your holiday on www.chiantiferie.net to stay in one of the farmhouse that with their wines will take part to the event.

Holiday in Tuscany

Enocene in Siena at Enoteca Italiana

The direct contact with the produder that tells his land, his wine inviting you to taste it, together with  a ”km 0 meat or fish dinner” in the amazing Enoteca Italiana that collects more than 1600 italian wines. This is “Enocene”, to meet the wine producers. Each Friday until the end of August at Enoteca Italiana, in the heart of the ancient Fortress in Siena.
Treat yourself to a enogatronomic week, book your holiday on www.chiantiferie.net

Enocene in Siena at Enoteca Italiana

Chianti Classico Collection 2012

This year, too, the stars will be the hundreds of bottles of Chianti Classico being sampled at the event devoted to one of the world’s most prestigious wine territories. The “Chianti Classico Collection 2012” will be held as usual at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, where the latest vintages and most important news will be presented to the wine press and trade.
In its nineteenth edition, the “Collection” will be held for three days instead of two.
So the kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 am on Monday, February 20, for a session dedicated entirely to sector operators that will end at 6:30 pm. On this day the public will be able to meet with the 150-odd wineries present to taste the latest Chianti Classico vintages and barrel previews of the 2011, plus the 2011 olive oil at the stands of the producers belonging to the Chianti Classico DOP Olive Oil Consortium.
The next day (Tuesday, February 21) it will be the turn of Italian and international wine writers, who will taste the wines from participating wineries but without the presence of the vintners, who will return the following day to meet with them.
Don’t miss the occasion to taste this wonderful wines, book your stay (that will include the pass for the event) on http://www.chiantiferie.net

Chianti Classico Collection 2012

Brunello di Montalcino

From Februray 24th to February 27th the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino organizes the world popular event called “BENVENUTO BRUNELLO”.
On this occasion the new wines (Brunello di Montalcino 2007 and the Riserva 2006) on the market since the beginning of the new year are presented and the stars  assigned to the new vintage are announced.
2007 was  an extraordinary harvest: vintage 2007 – five stars, where the grapes reached a level of perfection never seen before.
On the same occasion a  commemorative tile is placed on the walls of the old Town Hall and the  Leccio d’Oro Prize is awarded.
Two days  dedicated to the presenting  the new wines on the market to the operators in the sector.
Book an holiday on www.chiantiferie.net  to visit Brunello cellars and to taste this amazing wine.

Brunello di Montalcino