Previews of Tuscany
The Tuscans, you know, are people who love to laugh and joke about everything, but – watch out – when it comes to drinking and eating they demand utmost seriousness.
And if you cast a glance at the impeccable organization that this year has been set to give life to Anteprime di Toscana (Previews of Tuscany), you immediately perceive the full-bodied aroma that is breathed in the lands of Tuscany in these days.
From 9 to 16 February in fact, through the streets of Florence, S. Gimignano, Montepulciano and Montalcino will take place a series of initiatives and events aimed at the discovery, the deepening and the celebration of the best Tuscan wines.
Here the calendar with all the events program adressed to professionals and amateurs.
It ranges from initiatives including the presentation to public, operators and press of the new grapevines coming out on the market in 2019, to the possibility of directly speaking with the producers of the most important wineries in the area, not neglecting to go through many tastings in lovely lands where it is worth stopping to spend a doc weekend..pardon ad hoc!
Connected to Anteprime di Toscana on 8 and 9 February the Fortezza da Basso will host the 9th edition of the BuyWine, the largest commercial initiative for the regional wine sector.
Only autochthonous companies that produce and market DOCG, DOC and IGT wines will be admitted to participate in the event. No distillates obtained from pomace, liqueur drinks, agri-food products and oil are allowed.
B2B Meeting. The great success of BuyWine is also based on a software that permit buyers to identify the wine maker who best match their needs. This year, 215 producers, chosen through a regional public tender, will meet 205 buyers during a sort of “speed dating”: appointments are set on the basis of “likes” and “super likes” exchanged between profiles. This system, which has already registered 25.000 preferences, also includes meetings in English lasting 25 minutes. Companies that will be part of the regional tender and take part in BuyWine 2019 will also have the right and the chance to partecipate to a series of preparing focuses and seminars on the event. Here more information.
The Fortezza da Basso, always splendid theater of the most in events, will host for the occasion the wine excellences of 5 Continents and 39 represented Countries in a taste celebration that last year reached 98% of satisfaction rating and attended by guests of exception as Sting.
So all at attention, eyes open and … draw the glasses!