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May 15, 2023

This show is a recap of a the recent trip through Tuscany that my travel partner, Tourissimo, and I organized for a group of 19 Patrons (join Patreon so you can make the next one!). We go through the major DOCGs/DOCs we visited and I share some interesting things I learned and observed. A great one for armchair travel!

Here are the DOCGs we explored:

  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • Chianti Classico
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Morellino di Scansano

And the DOCs Maremma and Bolgheri


My big takeaway from the trip: I am more optimistic than ever about Tuscan wines, which just keep getting better and better. If you don’t have experience with these wines, I would recommend checking them out (especially if you like Italian food since what grows together, goes together!).

Chianti Classico, view from Castello Brolio, Ricasoli 1141.
Credit: Wine For Normal People


A few shout outs! 

  1. To Heather, Beppe, and Silvia from Tourissimo, for being the best partners ever!  
  2. To Wine Access for hooking us up with some great visits to Castello Romitorio and San Filippo

3. Hotel della Fortezza and Fidalma -- go see them in Sorano for a great stay and a great meal! 

Full show notes and all trip details are on Patreon. Become a member today!



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