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.
From Monday April 26 Italy will let restaurants with outdoor seating reopen for lunch and dinner in yellow zones. Tuscany returns to yellow zone.
It won’t be until June 1st the earliest that restaurants can open indoor.
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.
By tasting the wine I will explain you the aromas, characters and flavors.
Experience the main square in Montepulciano: the Piazza Grande. Enjoy Tuscany and its panoramic views.
The English Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience takes place every Sunday at 4pm local time (CEST) / 10am EDT (East Coast) / 7am PDT (West Coast).
Check out the upcoming dates: May 23, May 30, June 6 and June 13, 2021.
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.
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.
Have a good read!
Beef braised in red wine Brasato means braised beef. The best part about the recipe "Brasato al Vino Nobile di Montepulciano" is that it is an easy and slow cooker recipe. This meat dish is delicious on a cold winter evening. Springtime is not really the season for a...
Type of noodle i pici Pici is a local pasta specialty from the province of Siena. It is a thick hand rolled pasta made from flour and water. Pici Toscani are similar to fat spaghetti. The local people from Montepulciano "i poliziani" eat pici quite often. Since I...
Easter 2021 During the Easter holidays the whole of Italy was classified "red" from 3 - 5 April. In a red zone it is prohibited to leave your hometown except for work and health reasons. Over the Easter period we were allowed to visit friends and families in their...