WINE Chianti Lovers
February 11, 4-9pm (general public hours) Fortezza da Basso, viale Filippo Strozzi 1, Florence
Chianti Lovers is back! The Consorzio Vino Chianti’s annual preview event of the previous year’s vintage will bring 100 wineries with 500 wines in tow to the Fortezza da Basso. In addition to spotlighting the 2017 production, the event showcases the Riserva 2015. A noteworthy change this year is the participation of the Consorzio di Tutela del Morellino di Scansano: 20 wineries under this jurisdiction will have their production primed for sipping. For connoisseurs and trade professionals (who get exclusive early access between 9.30am-4pm), the event is a sort of year-in-review; for everyone, it’s a gleeful tasting spree in the guise of a serious study.