Tuscany wine classes
EDUCATE YOUR PALATE
Welcome to the prestigious Wine school of Florence where we want to give you the highest quality information on Tuscan and Italian wines, here in Florence, the capital of the wine.
Our wine classes take place in small groups of 2 to 10 participants and last for about two hours.
Fun, relaxed and educational wine courses to introduce you to the wonderful and vast world of Tuscan wine, our lessons and events give the right depth of knowledge to those who want to learn more about wine in Tuscany.
Our main ambition is to help you understand some of the most popular Tuscan wines, learn how to taste and appreciate them and give you the confidence to choose the wines that you like at least while you are on vacation in Florence.
Specifically you will learn about Tuscan wines, but in general it will be useful, to know which glass to use for a particular wine, when it is advisable to open a vintage bottle of wine, whether to use the decanter or not, at what temperature to serve a red or a white wine, which food is the enemy of a red wine, the average price for a chianti or a brunello bottle of wine, what a controlled wine from the origin means , or an igt wine, what the word “terroir” means, what and how many kind of vines there are in Tuscany, how to use the 5 senses in the wine tasting, how to read a label in a wine shop or at the restaurant, how to recognize a good wine or bad wine and much more useful information for all Tuscan wine lovers.
The wine school of Florence is designed to guide you through the myriad of thousands of Tuscan wines not to mention the assortment of wine in Italy itself. In Italy there are many types/varieties of wine and grapes, more than 3,000 varieties of grapes, all producing as many different styles of wines in different wine regions.
Did you know that Italy is the largest wine producer and exporter in the world and that Italian wine is the most imported wine in the United States?
So said, how you can get by without crucial advice?
Our job is to make the complex world of Italian wine more comprehensible even for those who are wine connoisseurs, but have little familiarity with Tuscan wines; for wine lovers who wish to increase their knowledge of Tuscany, its territory, climate, grapes variety, tradition, soil, history of its wines; for passionate wine lovers who wish to understand the Tuscan wine labels, their complex rules about certification and classification.
Wine Classes for aspiring Tuscan wine connoisseurs
DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENT WINE REGIONS OF TUSCANY?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A GOOD WINE IS?
Location, Palazzo Frescobaldi
Located, in the coolest neighborhood in the world as it writes the Lonely Planet guide, where there are still craft workshops of the past, those that throughout the town have almost disappeared but here you get a dip in the history of Florence and where you have still the chance to meet the real Florentines.
The prestigious Palazzo Frescobaldi it is a property of the powerful Frescobaldi family since the fifteenth century.
In 1444 Stoldo of Lamberto Frescobaldi donated some of his land money for the construction of the Basilica of Santo Spirito, the last great work by Filippo Brunelleschi.
The palace was connected through a raised passage to the Church of Santo Spirito so that the Frescobaldi family could attend the religious functions without leaving home.
The first news of Frescobaldi’s wineries dates back to 1308. A curiosity is the existence of a document that records an exchange in nature (works of art for wine) with Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Vittorio degli Albizi, brother-in-law of the Frescobaldi for the marriage of her sister Leonia with Angiolo Frescobaldi, was among the first to test the Frescobaldi’s modern methods of wine production with the grafting of Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot vines in Tuscany in 1855.
On the first and second floor large, large flats were built, while the ground floor, which maintained the primitive appearance, was destined for shops and commercial activities, a function that in part still does today.
King and famous people stayed in this palace along the centuries.
The garden was divided into 4 parts, now it looks like a single grassy space, with a baroque fountain and a driveway with azalea plants that frame the area.
Of the garden we have no reliable news but surely it was characterized to have as its background the magnificent architecture of the bell tower and the basilica of Santo Spirito, its greatest beauty.
At present, Frescobaldi, one of the largest Italian wine producers of high quality, has the largest extension of vineyards in Tuscany with 1200 hectares and five seals, all located in particularly well-deserved areas and dedicated to the production of fine wines DOCG, DOC and IGT.