I love Siena, Tuscany with all its beautiful arts, history, architecture, wine & food.

Last week I visited the Wine & Siena show and happened to taste lots of excellent wines from all Italian wine regions, plus some French Champagne and lovely Italian artisanal beers in this town that I define the wine Capital of Italy.

As a Professional Sommelier for me it was a great chance to taste the 2013 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino not yet released, and a wide variety of Chianti Classico & Riserva, Nobile di Montepulciano & Riserva, Cortona Syrah, IGT Supertuscans, Bolgheri, Amarone, Barolo, Barbaresco, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Lagrein, Riesling etc.

These wine events are very useful for me to select more varieties of wines for my private wine classes & tastings in villas, and to identify the best wines for wedding receptions I coordinate – to pair them to the menu as official wedding Sommelier. This comes handy also for my private wine & food tours in Tuscany and Umbria, as I always hunt for scenic and boutique-style cellars, extraordinary wines, delicious organic food to give clients a memorable tasting adventure with me in Italy.

If you plan to visit Italy and want to live a unique experience in Tuscany & Umbria, book one of my bespoke wine & food tours with Professional Sommelier, or arrange a private wine tasting and a special dinner with Sommelier at the villa you are staying at. Don’t wait any longer! I’d love to hear your ideas and make your vacation in Tuscany memorable! Email me at tuscanywinefoodadventures@gmail.com

What else can you dream of, after a long day around Tuscany ? to find a nice and fresh aperitif, by the pool or under the pergola with an amazing view ! There are a lot of ways to organise nice and simple things with some really fresh Prosecco or white and red wine, plus different fresh seasonal food available in Tuscany. The secret is: tasty, easy, appealing, to let you relax and have fun drinking, eating, chatting under a pergola with sweet scented flowers in total tranquillity – nice & quiet evenings in villas or wherever you are staying. Some good mozzarella with fresh tomatoes and basil, freshly-cut Tuscan salami, ham and cheese, delicious home-made olives, enjoying every moment without thinking to buy and prepare things for you, family and friends.

Every single moment has to be magic and full of joy because you’re in Tuscany, the region that offers lots of really genuine products – for me it’s so easy to arrange them in a simple way to make you enjoy it and feel happy … with a lot of wine. Can you think of anything but some nice finger food and tasty wines, an aperitif on an hot summer evening under the Tuscan stars ? I can make this dream come true with just a few things and one hour to prepare it. For me simple things are always the best and this is the Leit Motif of my life. Good things to eat, great wines to drink and it is always the right time for an aperitif. Don’t you think so too ??? Contact me to arrange a private food & wine event in Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena, Pienza … and together we will create a unique celebration.