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Two great February events dedicated to wine are about to start in Florence (and not only).

BuyWine, where Tuscan wineries will meet with 200 buyers from 44 countries at the Fortezza da Basso, and Anteprime di Toscana, that is, the presentation of the productions of the Wine Consortiums.

The ninth edition of BuyWine, the most important B2B showcase of Tuscan wines with designations, is scheduled on 8th and 9th February 2019 – at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence.

The event, promoted by the Regione Toscana in collaboration with PromoFirenze, will see 215 wineries selected by regional call. These will have the opportunity to meet with 200 buyers from 44 countries, carefully selected by PromoFirenze, based on their professionalism and competence, as well as their commercial interest.

In addition to the established markets – such as Germany, Scandinavia, USA, Canada and Japan – the new entries for this year are: Macau, Malaysia, Argentina, Chile, the Philippines, India, Albania, Slovenia and Spain.

In the context of BuyWine there’s another big event organised by the Regione Toscana and PromoFirenze: “PrimAnteprima”, scheduled on 9th February at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence (Cavaniglia Ward/pavillon).

This officially inaugurates the “Settimana di Anteprime di Toscana 2019” (9th-16th February).

PrimAnteprima will offer the opportunity to insiders and specialist press from all over the world, to taste the wine just released on the market by important Tuscan Consortia such as: Carmignano, Colline Lucchesi, Maremma Toscana, Montecarlo, Montecucco, Orcia, Pitigliano and Sovana, Terre di Pisa, Val di Cornia and Valdarno di Sopra.

The program of the Anteprime will continue with “Chianti Lovers”, by the Consorzio Vino Chianti (10th February, Fortezza da Basso in Florence), Chianti Classico Collection organised by the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico (11th-12th, Stazione Leopolda in Florence).

Anteprima Vernaccia di San Gimignano curated by the Consorzio del Vino Vernaccia di San Gimignano (10th and 13th February, San Gimignano), Anteprima Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (9th-11th February, Montepulciano), Benvenuto Brunello 2019 by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino (15th 16 February, Montalcino).

Tuscany & its Wine

Tuscany boasts almost 60,000 hectares of vineyards, endless rows of vines on the hills which are famous all over the world. 92% of these vineyards supply DOP wines (DOCG and DOC) for a total of 1,600,000 hectolitres (93% is red wine). The production of IGP is also significant: 666,000 hectolitres (75% red). The provinces with the largest wine areas are: Siena (19,870 hectares), Florence (16,850 hectares) and Grosseto (8,890 hectares).