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Michael Horne

Hello Janine – thanks for your Forum post, and I would be glad to help out.  Other Forum members may have some suggestions, I’ll post your question to our Twitter and Facebook feeds as well.

You’ve picked a great time to travel, May is perfect.  Can you tell me a little about your travel & wine preferences?

  • Will you be flying into Rome? Milan?  If Rome, the best area for your eno-gastronomic tour would be north of Rome in Tuscany, most likely the Chianti, Brunello & Vino Nobile areas.
  • Would you like to do a self-guided tour of wine producers, meaning visiting the wineries on your own schedule, or a guided tour?
  • Would you be willing to rent a car for your trip? This affects which wine producers you can visit and taste wines. Some have tasting rooms in the cities, but most are in the countryside.
  • Do you have any specific food interests or limitations?  Are you okay with meat, or are you vegetarian?

With a little more info I can help recommend a home base you can use to explore the food, wine and culture in a specific wine-making region.


Michael Horne, CS
Los Gatos, CA USA