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
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.
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