A taste of Italy through food and wine
Get to know the area, the rich wine and food culture, and the limitless hospitality of the Italian people together with a sommelier.
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Wine tasting experience with sommelier
Get ready for a memorable wine tasting experience! A must do in Italy and great fun for wine lovers of all levels.
Virtual wine tasting experience
The virtual wine tasting is in Tuscany. With this FREE virtual wine experience I will bring you through a virtual tour of Montepulciano and the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
“We thoroughly enjoyed our tasting experience with Sylvia. In a time where physical travel is not possible this provided an innovative, inventive and well thought out alternative. The experience was informative, interesting, fun and interactive. As a host Sylvia is welcoming, friendly, passionate and knowledgeable – everything you would want in a guide! Highly recommend the experience for wine enthusiasts and newbies alike!”
The English Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience takes place every Sunday at 4pm local time (CEST) / 10am EDT (East Coast) / 7am PDT (West Coast).
Interested? Check out the upcoming dates: February 28, March 14, March 21 and March 28, 2021.
By tasting the wine I will explain you the aromas, characters and flavors.
Enjoy Tuscany and its panoramic views. Experience the main square in Montepulciano: Piazza Grande.
Your host Sylvia
The world of wine is all about passion, history, culture and food pairing. As a sommelier it gives me pleasure to be able to share my knowledge of wine with other people.
I speak Italian, English and Dutch. Furthermore I have a lot of information for you and truly want everyone to have a great experience.
Read more about me here.
Welcome to Montepulciano
The Wine and Food Experience in Montepulciano is a unique and unforgettable experience. On this wine tour we visit a historical family winery where we taste four quality wines paired with local food.
“It was a fantastic experience. The atmosphere, wine and food were superb. Sylvia is a wonderful and very kind host. Strongly recommended!”
~ Patryk (Poland) 20 September 2019
I am a certified FISAR sommelier. I have passed all my exams and I have gathered plenty of experience in the world of wines. I also completed the level 2 WSET study Award in Wines. WSET is an international recognized diploma.
Sylvia Italy Blog
Here you can read background articles about various topics, not only Italian wines, but also about running.
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