The Wine Talks by Ruffino and The Florentine

In piazzetta dei Tre Re all summer long

Editorial Staff
June 15, 2018 - 9:22

As Florence comes alive with a summer vibe, Tuscan-American winery Ruffino is launching a responsible drinking campaign in partnership with The Florentine and City of Florence.


Don’t miss #WineWednesday, an events showcase in Italian and English celebrating the culture of wine every Wednesday from the end of June in piazzetta dei Tre Re, co-curated by Ruffino’s Francesco Sorelli and The Florentine’s Helen Farrell. Follow the Ruffino Cares bike, listen to special guests, enjoy a wine tasting, and get a free alcohol tester as well as trying out “under the influence” visors.


The culture of wine continues this summer at events in and around Florence: Musart in piazza Ss. Annunziata (July 17-23), Firenze Jazz Fringe Festival in the Oltrarno (September 5-9) and Florence Folks Festival at Balera del Varlungo (July 26-29).




The Wine Talks: Full Calendar of Events (The Wine Talks are back for 2019; click here for the full schedule)





Wednesday 20 June, 7:30pm | ITA

“Message in a Bottle”

With Tommaso Rosa, Head of Communications, Comune di Firenze, and Cristina Franchini, of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Wednesday 27 June, 7:30pm | ITA / ENG

Florence’s Wine Doors

With the Le Buchette del Vino Association


Wednesday 4 July, 7:30pm | ITA

Wine and Eros

With Nicola Mondaini, uro-andrologist


Wednesday 11 July, 7:30pm | ITA / ENG

Di Che Vino Sei?

Book presentation with Filippo Bartolotta, wine educator and sommelier


Wednesday 18 July, 7:30pm | ITA / ENG

From the Etruscans to the Supertuscans

With Francesco Sorelli, sommelier and communicator


Wednesday 25 July, 7:30pm | ITA / ENG

Wine in Tuscany and the USA: 200 Years of Shared History

With Benjamin Wohlauer, Consul General of the United States of America in Florence


Wednesday 1 August, 7:30pm | ITA

Di-vine Comedy

With Fulvio Cauteruccio, actor and director


Wednesday 8 August, 7:30pm | ITA / ENG

Caterina de’ Medici the gourmand

With Daniela Cavini, art historian and journalist


Wednesday 29 August, 7:30pm | ITA

“A Eulogy to the Hangover”

With Ciro Masella, actor


Wednesday 5 September, 7:30pm | ENG

Painting with Wine

With Firenze Drawing Club and Big Red Cuppa


Wednesday 12 September, 7:30pm | ENG

Wine in Florence

With Georgette Jupe, Girl in Florence, blogger


Wednesday 19 September, 7:30pm | ITA

Wine and Goals

With Benedetto Ferrara, sports journalist


Wednesday 26 September, 7:30pm | ITA

On the Grapevine: Stories around Wine

With Storytellers Florence




The Wine Talks

Every Wednesday from June 20 to September 26, piazzetta dei Tre Re, Florence

Entrance from via dei Calzaiuoli and via Orsanmichele

Events are free, but numbers are limited.


Follow the “Ruffino Cares” bike, have fun and find out more about responsible drinking.


#winewednesday   #ruffinocares #ruffino #serreinpiazzetta #winetalk


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