Held in the wine cellar of Borgo Santo Pietro's thirteenth-century villa and hosted by our expert sommeliers, our wine-tasting sessions take participants travelling through Tuscany and Italy by virtue of their senses, cracking open a vault of wondrous vocabulary along the way.
Discover wine terms ranging from the evocative 'star-bright' and 'forest floor' to the more surprising 'compost' and 'toast', learn to spot different hues from the rim to the core, use your nose to identify a wine's age and aroma, find out how to measure a wine by its 'tears', and much more.
Our program ranges from a wine seminar to masterclasses and comprises:
Borgo Santo Pietro Wine Seminar: A discussion of different methods of wine production, the importance of terroir and Tuscany in particular, varietals found in Italy and Tuscany, and tips on how to taste wine.
Wine in Tuscany: This tasting session explores the region’s various appellations with a mini 'wine trip' around Tuscany.
1291km: Roaming the length of the Italian peninsular by the glass, 1291km explores grape varieties from the country's highest wine production zone to its lowest.
The Montalcino Masterclass: The place, the grape, the history and the wine: a thorough overview that celebrates Brunello, one of Italy’s most compelling wines, together with its sibling Rosso di Montalcino, and explores the fascinating growing zone producing world-class wine of stunning depth and complexity.
The Super Tuscan & Chianti Classico Masterclass: The Super Tuscan revolution starts in the Chianti Classico wine region, where we investigate the history, grapes and wine-making style that make a Super Tuscan and compare it to the historic Chianti Classico.
Italian Masterpieces: An unforgettable opportunity for the ardent wine lover, Italian Masterpieces uncorks some of Italy’s most prestigious labels and invites guests to discover what makes a truly great wine.
Contact us to arrange a wine seminar or wine-tasting session.