FLORENCE, ITALY – The rockstar Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, owner of a winery in Chianti, toasted to open the previews of Tuscany 2018 at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. Before the toast, Sting sang in acoustic version, together with the singer raggamuffin Shaggy, surprise present to the previews , “Message in a bottle” and “Do not make me wait”, the song that the two artists performed at the Sanremo festival.
Sting and Trudie officially opened the week-long Anteprime di Toscana and visited the stands of 11 wine consortiums. The following consortiums uncorked their best bottles of the new vintage: Carmignano, Casole d’Elsa, Colline Lucchesi, Cortona, Elba, Maremma Toscana, Montecarlo di Lucca, Montecucco, Pitigliano and Sovana, Val di Cornia and Valdarno di Sopra.
At this event, with distinguished guests opening procedures, operators and journalists from all over the world tasted the first wines of 2017 produced in the territories of the leading consortium producers: Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.
The artist and his wife Trudie Styler, who own a wine estate in Tuscany, at the festival in Fortezza da Basso.
Tuscany’s wines more popular than ever abroad and sales by 16 Consortia top one billion. The Region of Tuscany presented Anteprime di Toscana 2017 at the Fortezza da Basso. The US, Germany and Canada are the major customer markets.
Beginning on February 9, 2017, BuyWine, the sector’s broadest-reaching commercial initiative, returns to the Fortezza da Basso. Organic production is on the rise, Russian buyers are back.
Buy Wine is the largest commercial initiative for the wine sector in Tuscany. It will take place on 10th and 11th of February 2017 at Spadolini Pavilion attic of Fortezza da Basso in Florence.
Sharing the scene of the good life are the typical products of Chianti, including oil, cheese, cold cuts, which will be served from September 8th to 11st in Greve.
100 recipes of Italian cuisine from Tuscany and Emilia Romagna in the new book written by Patrizia Cantini, a food and wine journalist.
Imitation Made in Tuscany in the dock at the Casa delle Eccellenze.
On 25 and 26 September 2015, the Accademia dei Georgofili is hosting Grani&Pani, a national popular forum exploring the themes of grain, flour and bread.
This summer, four students from the University of Oregon are getting firsthand experience studying wine marketing by working with Bindi Sergardi winery in Siena.