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Mario Piccinin

Sommelier

Mario is a certifiedItalian Sommelier (AIS) and Master Cheese Taster (ONAF). His background also includes a degree in the Science of Food Production from the University of Bologna. Mario, a native of Milan, has lived in the Veneto for 35 years, and his grandmother was from the Canareggio sestiere of Venice.
He is an experienced wine educator, and particularly enjoys the wine tasting seminars he regularly organizes for the U.S. diplomatic corps in Italy. In the past Mario led a seminar on Italian wine and food for the undergraduate students of Boston University studying in Padova. He also works as a travel consultant, specializing the wine and food of the Veneto, Friuli and Trentino Alto-Adige.

Popular wine tours from Italy & Wine's portfolio

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Tour

Blending the bold red of Chianti with the crisp white of San Gimignano - lunch with saffron menu.
  • From 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • San Gimignano
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from March until November
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€ 170

Castle and Chianti wine tour

Combining exquisite wines with an unforgettable medieval setting - lunch - wine tasting class.
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Rufina
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from March until December
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€ 170

Chianti & Super Tuscan 3 Wineries

Experience the magic of Chianti Classico, visit 3 wineries - lunch at the winery - wine tasting class.
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Classico
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, All year round
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€ 170

Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting

Enjoy the charming Tuscan countryside and the haunting beauty of the Tuscan forests.
  • from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • San Miniato
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, All year round
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€ 180

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

Combining White & Black Truffles with a delicious lunch in a farm of San Miniato
  • from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • San Miniato
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, From October until December
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€ 180

Chianti Wine Tour

Winter Program - Visit to a couple of Chianti wineries, tuscan lunch and wine tasting class.
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Classico
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, From November until March
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€ 130
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