Divino Tuscany 2012
Dine with Italian Nobility
Join us at the home of Marchesi Piero Antinori. Food & Wine Trails has the honor of dining with this Italian wine legend in his renaissance palace on May 19th and we’d love you to come along! In addition to the Antinori family, we have opportunities to dine with Tuscan wine nobility such as Princess Corsini and Barone Ricasoli.
The Kingdom of Italy was a state forged in 1861; it claimed all the territory which is modern-day Italy and existed until 1946 when the Italians opted for a republican constitution. While Italian nobility is not legally recognized today, the wealthy families continue to own large estates and produce some of the world’s best wines.
On May 19th, during the four-day Divino Tuscany event, we will be honored to dine with one of the most famous winemaking families in Italy. The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land.
Piero Antinori says: "We have shown over the years that it is possible to produce internationally-acclaimed fine stylish, elegant wines in Tuscany and Umbria while maintaining their original character".
In addition to the Antinori’s, famed producers from around Tuscany will be opening their doors just for us. Marchesi Frescobaldi will be hosting guests at his palace, Palazzo Frescobaldi; and The Barone Francesco Ricasoli Firidolfi will entertain at his home, Palazzo Ricasoli. A dinner-party fit for kings and queens will held at Palazzo Corsini sul Prato, hosted by the Barone and Princess Giorgiana Corsini. And finally, the family of the reputable Italian designer, Ferruccio and Salvatore Ferragamo , will host a fashionable dinner inside of their famous store.
Join us at the Divino Tuscany event and gain entry to this world of Italian wine royalty.
Tuscany has long been the most popular destination for food and wine lovers. One reason is Brunello di Montalcino, a robust mid-weight red that's won legions of fans due to its ability to age and food friendliness. Check out this article from Robert Parker on the 2006 Brunello Montalcino.