Monday, January 30, 2012

Divino Tuscany is a celebration of Tuscan winemaking excellence. Join the world in Florence, Italy May 17 – 20, 2012

How does 4 days in Florence Italy sound as you take in Michelin dishes and world class wine.  ?  Join us at DiVino Tuscany and indulge . In its second year ,  Divino Tuscany is a celebration of Tuscan winemaking excellence.  Join the world in Florence, Italy May 17 – 20, 2012 when the top winemakers from Tuscany promote, share and show off their top rated wines.
This  a a great opportunity to  visit Italy for a One-of-a-kind, 4-day celebration of the best Tuscan wines, food and culture. Guests will  enjoy a distinctive program that highlights premium wines , wine tastings with Tuscany’s top winemakers, seminars and grand tastings curated by James Suckling, former Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator and one of the world's most influential wine critics.


 Special luncheons and dinners prepared by Michelin-starred chefs and entertainment organized by IMG Artists, one of the leading producers of cultural and lifestyle festivals are sure  provide an experience to last a lifetime. Participating winemakers include Marchesi Antinori, Frescobaldi, Mazzei, Ricasoli, Il Borro, Petrolo and Castello Banfi, and more.

Grand Hotel Villa Cora , photo by Alessandro Moggi
This 4 days of culture is highlighted by many world-class events . Join the Festive welcome dinner to open  with the Italian premiere screening of James Suckling’s and James Orr’s film Heart and Soul of Cuba, recently shown to rave reviews at the Sonoma Film Festival, live music from Havana’s hottest pianist, Ernán López Nussa performing with his trio, and Grappa tasting with Cuban cigars.
Enjoy a Gala dinner at the opulent Palazzo Corsini on the banks of the Arno.   Many of Italy’s most famous families have called this place home and some of its most famous artists have adorned the walls and ceilings of this Baroque style masterpiece with works of breathtaking beauty.  The grand spaces of the Palazzo Corsini remind us of an elegant time gone by.

Gala dinner at the opulent Palazzo Corsini , photo Alessandro Moggi









Elegant Grand Tastings at the Grand Hotel Villa Cora poured by the winemakers and proprietors themselves will provide all of the attendees a chance to meet many of these legendary men and women over a glass of wine.  After the  Grand Tastings  , plan to  enjoy  Saturday night dinners in the private Palazzi of the most well known Tuscan wine families.

Grand Hotel Villa Cora , photo by Alessandro Moggi

Education is always an important aspect of any event.   James Suckling will take guests through private tastings with winemakers he has personally invited for this intimate experience.


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.  He has a great love for Italian wine having lived in Tuscany for over ten years.

James Suckling







Divino Tuscany will close with a relaxed country lunch at the private villa Il Palagio, courtesy of owners Sting and Trudie Styler.

Private Villa Il Palagio, photo by Alessandro Moggi
Their villa is rustic and provides a world-class retreat with stunning views that and invite in a simpler, more present state of being.  Located amongst the Tuscan hills, Il Palagio is the ideal setting for enjoying Tuscany in summer. Is there a better way to end a four day event like this? We think not!


The Full Pass Package for Divino Tuscany is €1900 per person, including applicable VAT/IVA. Our Readers are invited to purchase event tickets online at http://divinotuscany.com/tickets.html
Phone: +44 (0)20 7957 5800; Fax: +44 (0)20 7957 5801

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Elaine and Scott

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