Divino Tuscany is a celebration of Tuscan winemaking excellence. In its second year, to be held in Florence, Italy May 17 – 20, 2012, Divino Tuscany will bring together the top winemakers from Tuscany who will promote, share and demystify their top rated wines.
James Suckling, former Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator and one of the world’s most influential wine critics, and IMG Artists, one of the leading producers of cultural and lifestyle festivals, including the Tuscan Sun Festival, are collaborating on this signature event. In this project are involved Marchesi Antinori, Frescobaldi, Mazzei, Ricasoli, Il Borro, Petrolo and Castello Banfi.
In selecting the wines to be showcased in this exclusive event, Suckling reviewed his ratings over the last two decades and based his decisions on merit and high-quality winemaking. Those who know him understand his deep love for great Italian wine. Having lived in Tuscany for over ten years, Suckling has long recognized the need to create a premium wine event like Divino Tuscany.
Over the course of four incredible days, attendees will experience grand tastings, seminars, special dinners and entertainment – everything about Divino Tuscany has been designed with the highest level of excellence in mind, from the selection of wines to the locations.
The programme starts Thursday 17th May with the Welcome Dinner. On Friday 18th May: Grand Tastings with Participating Wineries and Tasting Seminars with James Suckling at Grand Hotel Villa Cora and Gala Dinner at Palazzo Corsini. On Saturday 19th May: Grand Tastings with Participating Wineries and Tasting Seminars with James Suckling – allocated by invitation, within Florence. On Sunday 20th May: closing barbeque luncheon at Il Palagio (courtesy of Trudie Styler and Sting). Divino Tuscany Full Pass Package is €1900/person. More info on Divino Tuscany web site.