SIP / Florence Wine Event
Il Conventino, via Giano della Bella 20, Florence
What’s in a name? In the case of this particular one, pretty much all you need to know. If wine and Florence are involved, we’ll be there. But some details for posterity: Florence Wine Event will toast to its tenth year in a little-known location in the Bellosguardo area, not far from piazza Tasso, the hidden Conventino di via Giano della Bella. It won’t be just wine on the menu: sake and spirits, truffles and torte, cold cuts and cookies will all be up for tasting (and for sale). Producers hail overwhelmingly from Tuscany, with a few outliers from Friuli, Sardinia and Piedmont thrown in for fair play. Entrance is 15 euro, which includes a drink card, a glass and (handy) carrying case, and a catalog of featured producers. For more information, see the website.