Ah, Tuscany. The region is famous for its wines and cuisine. June 2-6, AuthentEscapes is offering Vino Paradiso, unprecedented access to Tuscany’s best wineries and winemakers, including Antinori, Frescobaldi, Mazzei, Ricasoli, Il Borro, Petrolo and Castello Banfi. That's not all, the trip includes a traditional Tuscan pig roast at hsoted by musician Sting and Trudie Styler at their Tuscan villa, Il Palagio. The host of the trip is James Suckling, former senior editor and European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator.
Here's a rundown of the itinerary:
Day 1: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Arrive in Tuscany and check into hotel. Hotel choices include: Hotel Lungarno, The Westin Excelsior, The St. Regis Florence and Four Seasons Hotel Firenze.
Joshua Bell concert followed by post-concert dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Giardino della Gherardesca.
Day 2: Friday, June 3, 2011
Tutored tastings at the Palazzo Capponi All’ Annunziata
Grand tastings at the Four Seasons Florence with the 50 top wineries in Tuscany
Gala dinner prepared by 3-star Michelin Restaurant Enoteca Pinchiorri at the Palazzo Corsini
Day 3: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Tutored tastings at the Palazzo Capponi All’Annunziata
Grand tastings at the Four Seasons Florence with the 50 top winemakers in Tuscany
Private dinners at the Palazzi of well-known wine estates including Antinori, Frescobaldi, Mazzei, Ferragamo, Corsini, and Banfi
Day 4: Sunday, June 5, 2011
Traditional Tuscan pig roast BBQ hosted by Sting and Trudie Styler