Wine

Wine Touring in Tuscany

Wine Touring in Tuscany

We set off from our downtown Florence apartment around 9:15 am for a day of wine touring. We crossed the Orno River, got a snap or two of the Ponte Vecchio, and in no time arrived at the Grape Tours storefront. We checked in, grabbed some coffee, and soon met our tour guide, Katherine.

We got in our big white van and headed South, into Tuscany! Our first stop was Corzano e Paterno, a fully-operational farm, that is a 40 minute drive from Florence. They make their own wine, olive oil, and sheep cheese, all of which are exquisite! The farm's name comes from the two surrounding hills — Corzano, where the grapes are grown, and Paterno, where the sheep graze.

Eating in Florence: Ristorante Trattoria Angiolino

Eating in Florence: Ristorante Trattoria Angiolino

It was our first night in Florence. We were overtired, jetlagged, and arrived six hours later than expected. And did I mention we were famished?

Lucky for us, the coziest restaurant called Ristorante Trattoria Angiolino was a couple doors down from our Airbnb.

We arrived at Angiolino's on the early side, and were seated immediately in a booth near the lively bar, which was a perfect way to people watch, pick up on some Italian, and (let's be honest) stay awake. :)

Our server was a great welcome to Florence -- he was funny, personable, and made our night!

Wine Tasting on the Couch: Soraie

Wine Tasting on the Couch: Soraie

In this series of blog posts, we open a bottle -- and a browser -- to investigate where the wines we love come from.  A mini travel experience without leaving the couch! 

Today, we had to write about Soraie from the Cecilia Beretta winery, one of Eliza's favorite wines. It was fun to pour a glass and Google away to see where this bottle of goodness originated.