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Come to play our Wine Sensory Game

Greve in Chianti, Italy

Experience hosted by Marco

60 mins
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

If you are looking for a fun and unusual wine tasting, this is the experience for you!

We developed the first Wine Sensory Game with the aim to create an uncomplicated and enjoyable method that allowed anyone to describe, and so understand, the wine characteristics.

Contrary to the traditional wine tasting, where we passively listen someone describes the wines, with this wine experience you and your palate will be the true​ protagonists.
We will taste and analyze two different high-quality Tuscan wines, but initially, I will not give you any description. Instead, I will guide you through the sensory analysis, teaching you our alternative method that describes the wine as it were a "Season," a "Place" and an "Animal."

At the end of the experience, you will create your own "Wine Tale" that you will bring with you , as ​​a ​memory of this unique wine experience!

This experience follows the philosophy of conscious hedonism: without understanding, there can be no real pleasure. Hence the difference between "to consume" and "to savor.​​"
Other things to note
The tasting last for about 1 hour.
Experience perfect for the novice, but also for curious ​wine geek.
Minimum drinking age: 18 years old
If you are looking for a fun and unusual wine tasting, this is the experience for you!

We developed the first Wine Sensory Game with the aim to create an uncomplicated and enjoyable method that allowed anyone to describe, and so understand, the wine characteristics.

Contrary to the traditional wine tasting, where we passively listen someone describes the wines, with this wine experience you and your palate will be the true​…

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What's included

  • Food
    bread stick and water
  • Drinks
    We will taste two high quality​ Tuscan reds, different in style and terro​i...
  • Equipment
    We will warm-up our senses with a game that mixes ​​our sense of smell with...
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Meet your host, Marco

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 15 Reviews
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My name is Marco and I'm native to Greve in Chianti.
I've become passionate about wine at a young age and got the fortune to transform my passion into my life-job.
Traveling the World, I had the chance to meet great wine-mentors that have enriched my culture and tastes. Last year I decided to quit my manager job to open an innovative wine school named Wine Lovers Academy.
For me, every new guest is a new friend to share my passions with.
My favorite wines are quite unusual: I will let you discover some real hidden gems.
I'm a certificated Sommelier since 2004 and wine & food journalist.
My name is Marco and I'm native to Greve in Chianti.
I've become passionate about wine at a young age and got the fortune to transform my passion into my life-job.
Traveling the World, I had the chance to meet great wine-mentors that have enriched my culture and tastes. Last year I decided to quit my manager job to open an innovative wine school named Wine Lovers Academy.
For me, every new guest is a new friend to share my passions with.
My favorite wines are quite unusual…
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Where you'll be

The tasting will be held by the cozy terrace of the Wine Lovers Academy.

We are located in the center of Greve; our building is a historical wine site where, some 100 years ago, the famous Fiasco wine bottles were produced.

In case of bad weather or during the winter season, we will sit inside our tasting room.​

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Louise
July 2019
Brilliant experience- very personal: it was just Marco and the two of us! Friendly and approachable, the experience was totally different to what we had done before and made us understand wine a lot better. Grazie mille!
Bruno
June 2019
The experience was great and completely different from all the wine tastings I have done before. Marco is very knowledgeable and passionate about wine and the game he developed is a very interesting and unusual way to understand wine.
Kimberly
May 2019
Spending time with Marco and playing the wine tasting game Wasa great way to learn about wine tasting in a fun and casual way. It is easy and relaxed. No pressure! Something different!
Kelly
May 2019
It was great to play the Wine Sensory Game, but especially so with the guidance of Marco! How he spoke about wine, the story of how he and his wife developed the concept of the game -" conscious hedonism" all of it really helped my friend and I think more clearly about how we experienced wine, that day and the days ahead in our time in Tuscany! His tables outside in the sunshine were perfect for this experience. Marco was generous with his time and sharing - would definitely recommend as a way to have a much more focussed, unbiased, personalized tasting.
It was great to play the Wine Sensory Game, but especially so with the guidance of Marco! How he spoke about wine, the story of how he and his wife developed the concept of the…
Kateryna
May 2019
This was a great experience, totally worth the time. Marco developed a unique wine game that made me understand a lot of things about wine and I learned how to analyze my feelings and taste. Thank you!
Flavio
April 2019
The wine sensory game was an amazing way to have my own perception about the wine that I was tasting. Different from regular wine tastery, in this game you receive a range about how you could describe the wine that you are tasting and choose what in your opinion it fit in. In this way, you push your senses to go a little deeper to evaluate and understand better what you are trying. Marco also drive very well the game sharing his own perception only in the end. I really recommend this experience as a great stop during a visit in Chianti area.
The wine sensory game was an amazing way to have my own perception about the wine that I was tasting. Different from regular wine tastery, in this game you receive a range about ho…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.