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Glorious Tuscany: Wine, Biking, and Philosophy

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Andy Levine is a true bon vivant with a real passion for adventure travel.  As president and founder of DuVine Adventures, Andy has led and created deluxe bike trips all over the world for over 14 years. Andy’s work comes highly recommended by top travel expert and best-selling author Peter Greenberg, travel editor for NBC’s Today Show. Click here for Andy’s bio.

Tuscany biking tour

Travelers experience the picturesque Tuscan countryside during a biking tour

I had never really thought about the philosophy of wine. Then I met Vittorio Innocenti. Not only is he a vintner-extraordinaire; he’s also very much a thinker, and not the barstool-type. I first met this remarkable man as I planned our cycling vacation through Tuscany, and recently had the chance to visit him again when I joined our guests on that same trip.

In the hill town of Montefollonico, our group strolled the narrow cobbled streets to Vittorio’s cantina to sample his Vino Nobile, one of the world’s rarest wines because it can only be made in Tuscany’s Montepulciano region, which we had been exploring by bicycle that day. (more…)