Upgraded Drinks Package $24
For those 18 and over with a valid ID, we're excited to offer an alcohol package! To enhance your food tour experience we've carefully selected three additional drink pairings for your tour. We will add a special moment to the tour letting you try a selection of worldwide famous Tuscan wines, including Vin Santo, the dry dessert wine that is served at the end of the meal.
This upgrade option can only be purchased in addition to the food tour and is not available by itself.
- An extra glass of Chianti served with the lampredotto
- An extra glass of top-quality Tuscan red wine (Morellino di Scansano, Chianti Riserva DOCG)
- Vin Santo with cantucci (dessert wine served with Italian cookies)
*We reserve the right to substitute your drinks to a non-alcohol version if the guest becomes inebriated.
MORELLINO DI SCANSANO DOCG
The wines are dry reds from the Sangiovese grape variety, known here as Morellino. They're produced in the rolling coastal hills around the medieval village of Scansano.
Scansano's viticultural origins date back to Etruscan times, and the quality of the local wines has been documented for centuries. This style of Sangiovese differs from its northern brethren due to the ripeness levels it can achieve in southern Tuscany. The result is a rounder and more savory style of wine.
Nothing better than a glass of Chianti, crisp and fresh, perfect for pairing with the savory Florentine food. Among all the Tuscan red wines, it's the one that is meant to be drunk younger and not aged for long. In general, Chianti Classicos are described as medium-bodied wines with firm, dry tannins. The characteristic aroma is cherry but it can also carry nutty and floral notes as well.
Vin Santo is sweet dessert wine made in Italy, predominantly in Tuscany. When paired with biscotti, Vin Santo becomes "Cantucci e Vin Santo" which is inarguably Italy's most famous welcoming tradition. What makes Vin Santo truly special is the natural winemaking process which gives it a unique taste. Grapes are laid out on mats, or hung in the rafters of the winery, to dry for many months. It is a long and slow fermentation that can rise and fall with the seasons and take up to 4 years to complete. The Vin Santo barrels are special in that over time they will develop their own yeast "mother".
How to book a tour with us
A few customers have experienced their cards being declined, if this happens don't worry - just contact your bank or email us with the city, date and time of the tour, and how many adult/children tickets at [email protected] and we can send you another payment link.
*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*
You can order with your ticket by selecting "Upgraded Drinks Package" from our booking widget, or add it on at a later date (before the tour start).
If you already have booked your tour but want to add the drinks package contact us by email [email protected]
It is easy! You can book tickets online here. We begin our tours at 10:00 a.m. We will send you the meeting place details before the day of the tour. Our culinary tour lasts for 3-3 ½ hours, and each one involves some walking, so be sure to bring comfortable footwear. Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs. And don't forget to bring a camera! You will want to remember these great places if you come to Florence again.