Rome has a history that is both beautiful and overwhelming. Certain wine lists can be the same.
This tour is aimed at simplifying wine culture to the point where you will feel comfortable selecting the proper bottle for any occasion anywhere in the world.
For you, our VIP client, we will have a private chauffeur pick you up directly from your hotel lobby and drive you to the meeting point. Your sommelier/guide will be waiting to meet in a very elegant square: Piazza Farnese. This sets the mood quite nicely for this wine tour in Rome… not among the pubs of Campo dei Fiori but in a square that is both tranquil and lavish at the same time.
Then it’s off to our first enoteca where we will start our “Wineline” by discussing the origins of wine, his expansion with the Roman Empire and its survival throughout the Middle Ages while having a glass of Prosecco. Here you’ll also learn how Prosecco came to be and explore the difference between sparkling wines and experience it with a bubbly done in the Champagne method.
Then it’s off to our second locale! This will be the place for tasting three white wines of which we will use to discuss their characteristics and how to examine them. As you taste the delightful Italian wines you’ll also be treated to various cured meats and cheeses. These will be our tools to understand the elements of food so as to unravel the basics of food pairing. This will be a wine tour that will help you understand your palate and give you the building blocks to help you pair wine with food according to your tastes.
Our last stop will be a restaurant chosen for its selection of red wine and food. This is where we sit down together for a food tasting with two glasses of red wine like Brunello Di Montalcino or similar and enjoy a meal like a family. Here we will break down how to choose the right bottle from any wine menu, any supermarket and for any occasion! No snobbery here… our wine expert will even help you understand when the house wine is acceptable and when to spend the extra money for something “special”.
At the end of it all we will offer you an after dinner treat of your choice: a dessert wine or a digestive (e.g.- limoncello, grappa).
The perfect way to indulge yourself in the capital!
The price of this tour includes: Chauffeur pick up from your hotel to first place, Sommelier/Guide for duration of tour, two glasses of bubbly, three glasses of white wine, two glasses of red wine. Choice of: a dessert wine or a digestive (e.g.- limoncello), drink a more prestigious selection of wines than the group tour (e.g. -Brunello, Barolo). Learn the history of wine and food culture,taste only varieties indigenous to Italy, enjoy aperitivo nibbles, eat an assortment of meats and cheeses, unravel the elements of wine & food leading to the understanding of how to pair the two to your taste, indulge in a proper pasta dinner that you help choose at a proper Roman restaurant.
Additional Services: Photographer/Bodyguards.
For more information and for reservation fill the form on the right or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will glad you to organize your dream tour.