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  1. Rhonda
    March 24, 2018
    Hey,If you read the wine history Italy are top of the and Grand father told me that Italy's introduced the wine. I also saw the Cantina Kaltern city this is small but beautiful city.600 to 700 wineries are cultivate here. According to my instructions 70% wine produced here. There are lot of varieties are of wine exciting here which to be proof of the spirit of the times and the innovative ideas and quality management of the winegrowers :)

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  2. Siddhartha Joshi
    February 23, 2017
    Love the post! Wine tasting is great anywhere, but I think it's truly special in Italy :)

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  3. Aireona- Nightborn Travel
    February 23, 2017
    Beautiful location, but your family is adorable as well. Looks like the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

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  4. carolcolborn
    February 22, 2017
    Montepulciano is one of my husband's favorite wines! I bet he would like to go with me here!

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  5. Karla Ramos
    February 22, 2017
    I really enjoy wine tasting. The decor of this place is really interesting too. It does sound like a haven for wine lovers.

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  6. Maddy
    February 21, 2017
    This post has had me in fits on giggles- I think I've finally found someone who loves wine as much as I do! I'm glad it kept you entertained whilst the basketball chat was going on. If I'm ever in Tuscany I'll be sure to check this place out!

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  7. Girl @ girlintherapy.com
    February 21, 2017
    Ooh, wine tasting in Tuscany! Would love to travel there one day, and to top it off with wine - magnifico!! :)

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  8. Christine Maguire (@thetraveloguer)
    February 21, 2017
    I so want to go on a wine tasting trip in Italy, it sounds so lovely! Montepulciano is so pretty too!

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  9. Shelby Bromley
    February 21, 2017
    What an adventure! Even the baby seemed to have a great time.

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  10. Rhonda Albom
    February 21, 2017
    I would love to go wine tasting in Italy but I'm a bit far away. This winery looks very classy and old world which is different from the wineries near me.

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  11. Chava Mazal
    February 21, 2017
    Wine tasting in Italy?! Does not get any better, indeed! Sounds like an amazing experience.

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  12. Criselle Anne
    February 21, 2017
    I only tried wine a couple of times. They said the older it is, the taste becomes better. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I wanted to try a wine testing someday, it'll be a nice experience.

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  13. Nancy
    February 21, 2017
    You just wrote on my favorite vacation. Tuscany and great wine, what could be better than that? :) Really, it looks like you had a wonderful time there. Nancy recently posted...Mont Saint Michel Medieval FantasyMy Profile

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  14. Melody Pittman (@melodytravels)
    February 20, 2017
    Learned a lot about Montepulciano from this post, I had never heard of it before. I would LOVE to do a wine tasting in Italy! How fun. Love the labels of the wine, too, which is unfortunately how I chose the wines I like for the most part. ;) I love that your daughter found something to occupy her interests, too. ;) Cute.

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  15. Stephanie Bills
    February 20, 2017
    This looks like a dream come true!! as a lover of italy and wine, this would be a dream location!! My next trip to Tuscany, I will definitely have to check this location out.

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  16. andrea
    February 20, 2017
    I am totally jealous! Wine tasting and in Itlay. WOW wish it was me; your pics are great too

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  17. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries
    February 20, 2017
    I love going wine tasting! It's always so much fun and this place looks great. Glad you had a good time.

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  18. interNationalcaty
    February 20, 2017
    My favorite activity (wine tasting). I think Italy has the best wine. I did this about 2 years and I took my 18 year god-daughter. Great memories for you and your family.

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  19. Blair Villanueva
    February 20, 2017
    Hello dear! Wow this is the kind of wine-tasting experience I want. Travelling to Europe just to wine taste is something that is my dream! Hahaha cute kid you have :)

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  20. Danik
    February 20, 2017
    Show me the wine. So want to go to Italy now and drown myself in their lovely liquids :) Danik recently posted...Checking Out The Old Melbourne GaolMy Profile

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  21. Krysti
    February 20, 2017
    Wine tasting in Italy is one of my favourite things to do! I haven't been to Montepulciano, but it sure looks and sounds divine!

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  22. Ami
    February 20, 2017
    That first picture in the wine cellar is so epic. Loved it. And definitely your baby had a time of his life. He found treasure in those corks. So cute. :)

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  23. Amber Myers
    February 20, 2017
    Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous area! I would love to check it out even though I don't like wine. I'd eat the food! Amber Myers recently posted...The First School DanceMy Profile

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  24. meghanramsey1
    February 20, 2017
    I love wine and wineries! They are the perfect way to spend a day. Sounds like you had a great birthday here and I'm sure I would too. Looks wonderful!

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  25. Kerri
    February 19, 2017
    Classic! Your head on the table with bread stuck to it. Must be interesting travelling with someone who is well recognised. I'd definitely just drink more wine. I absolutely love Tuscany, but haven't been to this little wonder town. We went underground to the caves in Epernay, France, so I know how great it feels to be in something like this. Noting this for future trips to Italy, should we return to the Tuscan hills. Great experience.

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  26. Elisa
    February 19, 2017
    Congrats for having a husband that treats you so well for your birthday! ;-) My favourite Italian wines are from Piemonte (closer to your current home btw) but if I end up in the area I won't hesitate to follow your steps taste some of these wines . . Elisa recently posted...Best Hostels in ParisMy Profile

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  27. Milijana
    February 19, 2017
    Ha, ha ... What a funny post! You made me laugh. like your humour! "... Soon, my head was laying on the table with bread stuck to my forehead .... my wine tasting turned into wine drinking .... I even stole my husband’s wine because he was too busy being amazing to drink it...' :-) Happy Birthday! I wish you many laughs and good wine tastings! Cheers!

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  28. Meagan
    February 19, 2017
    What an incredible experience. Love all the photos!

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  29. katrina www.topnotchmaterial.com
    February 19, 2017
    looks like so much fun. i haven't been wine tasting in what seems like forever.

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  30. neha
    February 19, 2017
    Although I don't drink wine but a wine tasting tour has always fascinated me. With the green fields and the cellars where the wine is processed - I want to see and experience it. Do you think it will still be worth without really tasting wine

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    • BasketsLife
      February 19, 2017
      For sure it will be worth it just to see some of the towns and the wineries itself - :)

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  31. Sam Sparrow
    February 19, 2017
    Some of my favourite wines come from Montepulciano too - especial d'Abruzzo! Italy and wine is a match made in heaven so this guide is perfect for me. Sam Sparrow recently posted...Brussels in one day – a guide to getting the most out of the cityMy Profile

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  32. Ivonne
    February 19, 2017
    You have an awesome and wonderful husband to whisk you away to beautiful Italy for your birthday ~ how fun would that be taking in the landscape of Tuscany and enjoying all that delicious wine along the way!

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  33. nicki
    February 19, 2017
    This is so cool and a bucketlist item for sure. For years I have been trying to get my husband to go wine tasting with me in Italy. I have toured Italy extensively myself but would love to return to the rolling vineyards in several areas and just enjoy tasting them there.

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  34. Maria
    February 19, 2017
    Great post, love all the cute pictures of the town and the winery. Heading to Toscana in May, so really looking forward to some local wines!

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  35. Akashdeep Singh
    February 19, 2017
    You lived my dream man!! Its such an experience

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  36. Victoria
    February 19, 2017
    beautiful pictures! the food looks so delicious! I love wine tasting and it's even better when you taste it in places like these!

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  37. Stella the Travelerette
    February 19, 2017
    That sounds like an amazing experience! I can't believe you got to try all their wines! But I can believe that things got a little blurry at the end. What a great birthday! Stella the Travelerette recently posted...A Perfect Travel Itinerary for Chichen ItzaMy Profile

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  38. savoredjourneys
    February 19, 2017
    That is definitely my kind of birthday. I am all about the wine tasting. We were going to go to the Montepulciano area last year, but stayed up in Chianti instead. It's been on my short list ever since. Where did you stay?

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  39. Dmitriy
    February 19, 2017
    Lovely story about wine tasting in town of Montepulciano which I have never heard before. Actually, I would not call myself a wine lover but drink it occasionally. My favorite wine is semi-sweet.

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  40. Sonam
    February 18, 2017
    Oh wow this is amazing! I just got back from Italy yesterday. Did a wine tasting tour in the Chianti region and loved it.. Xx

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  41. Ricci – wheninmyjourneys
    February 18, 2017
    I haven't been to a winery but I would love to try out this kind of immersion to know more of their culture. Ricci - wheninmyjourneys recently posted...Solo Travel: 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider To Join a Group TourMy Profile

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  42. Danielle
    February 18, 2017
    Sounds like a great birthday weekend to me! I'd love to be able to visit Italy and especially get to taste the amazing wine.

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  43. BasketsLife
    February 18, 2017
    testing

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  44. Marlene Marques
    February 18, 2017
    Never been to Italy yet, but I do love wine, so I guess I'll be in paradise. ;) Thanks for sharing your experience and all the tips.

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  45. Buddy The Traveling Monkey
    February 18, 2017
    What an awesome way to spend your birthday weekend! I would have been a little frustrated too with the basketball talk on your special day, but they must have sensed that and that's why they brought you all the extra wine haha!

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  46. Sam Wander Off
    February 18, 2017
    Lovely stuff! I'm road tripping around the area (from Florence to Rome) in a few months, any other must visits?

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  47. Fiona Maclean
    February 18, 2017
    I do love Tuscany - I haven't been to Montepulciano, though I have been to Abruzzo where they make the 'other' Montepulciano (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo). It's not as nice as the Tuscan sort in my opinion, but still interesting.

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  48. PostHuMaN
    February 18, 2017
    Montepulciano is amazing! It was one of our favorite destinations in Tuscany. We spent several days in that picturesque place. We also did some great wine tasting. It was served with some delicious parma ham as well :)

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  49. Kate the Great
    February 18, 2017
    omg! Wine tasting that's happening in Italy sounds like dream! Def must do!

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  50. luxurycolumnist
    February 18, 2017
    Sounds like a brilliant birthday celebration! And I don't blame you for stealing your husband's wine ;-) Lovely that the wine maker family showed you around

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  51. gokulr27
    February 18, 2017
    Sign me up for this one :).....love the wine tours. Wish I could own a cellar like that one in the post.

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  52. Sarah | I Heart Frugal
    February 18, 2017
    Wow! Would love to wine taste in Italy! I went to Italy about five years ago, but I was pregnant so I didn't do much wine tasting! When I go back one day, I'll remember your tips!! Happy birthday!

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  53. Chloe Gibson
    February 17, 2017
    I would love to go wine tasting or vidit a winery. This little town sounds like a gem, not very touristy, or am I wrong? That's a shame about people talking away to your husband, but at least you got to drink a lottt of wine! Hope you had a great birthday!

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  54. AllGudThings
    February 17, 2017
    Wow! what an amazing experience it will be - Wine & Italy. I love both of them. I can well imagine your condition when the whole attention will be on your husband on your birthday.

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  55. Kat @anaussieinsf
    February 17, 2017
    The salami and the bread and the wine is making me so jealous right now. I may cry ;)

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  56. Magda | follow the view
    February 17, 2017
    Wow, we must try this! To be honest the only big wine tasting we had only in Santorini and Napa Valley...

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  57. Renee Franklin
    February 17, 2017
    I've never been much of a drinker and have only tried a few cheap wines that didn't agree with me. I would to try something that is made better. I guess one day I will have to take a trip to Italy.

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  58. Brianna
    February 17, 2017
    I'm not a wine drinker, but it sounds like you had a great time! It's awesome that you were able to get more, just by letting your husband schmooze! I'd say that's a win-win :P

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  59. 100cobbledroads
    February 17, 2017
    We were in Tuscany last October and had a similar experience near San Gimignano. An eye-opener, truly. And what a gorgeous region it is, right?

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  60. Jodie
    February 17, 2017
    This looks gorgeous! Beautiful surroundings and beautiful wine!

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  61. traveltorgeir
    February 17, 2017
    That is perfect letting your husband do all the talking and interacting, while you can just keep drinking that delicious wine. I suddenly got a craving for some wine now. Too bad I am at work, but almost done. Then I will have a glass, or even a bottle, of wine. Great post and happy birthday!

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    • BasketsLife
      February 17, 2017
      Thank you for reading! Well its 5Pm where I am right Now so I will have a glass of wine for you! :)

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      • tameepurdy2
        February 18, 2017
        Love you my friend :)

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  62. tatumskipper
    February 17, 2017
    you had me at WINE! I too went to the Italian wine region of Chianti instead. So funny they recognized your husband and you got a little jealous! I am 10000% like that too when people don't give me ALLLLL the attention on my birthday haha. At least you got some more wine out of it! I would love to do an entire Italian road trip and hit up every single winery!

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    • BasketsLife
      February 17, 2017
      Me too Stopping at every winery in Italy would be like an amazing dream!! RIGHT! Thank you for reading!

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