If you love wine and would like to pass a beautiful summer evening, head to Montepulciano! Located in Tuscany, Montepulciano is the quintessential Tuscan hilltown and is home of the very chic Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The streets of Montepulciano are lined with enoteche (sort of half wine shops / half wine bars) where you can sample any wine you like. My favourite place (la Bottega del Nobile) was selling cards with credit on it (5, 10, 20 eur as you like) so that after buying one, you can just go through the cellar and chose any bottle you want to sample (most of them presented in spectacular machines), using each time a bit of your credit. Of course, you can also do free tasting if you buy bottles after.. but I like this way to proceed cause this way you are not shy to ask to sample the big luxurous bottles since you pay a little something for it! Montepulciano or the paradise for wine lovers!