Everyone in Rome eats and drinks, but the The Rome Digest’s contributors do it for a living. They are trained professionals who dedicate their lives to studying and teaching food and beverage culture. Join them for food tours, craft beer and wine tastings, vineyard excursions and educational events.

Irene de Vette leads food tours for vino roma in English, Dutch and Italian. She focuses on local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients and is particularly interested in sharing traditional dishes and recipes. She also provides wine tastings. For more information, email Irene at irene@theromedigest.com or visit the vino roma website.

Sarah May Grunwald provides group and private wine tasting tours, culinary strolls, market walks and wine education experiences in Rome. Her company, Antiqua Tours, also specializes in full day private excursions to the countryside near Rome. For more information on tasting Rome and Lazio with Sarah May, email her at sarah@theromedigest.com or visit her website.

Hande Leimer leads educational wine tastings at the wine studio vino roma. Tastings are offered almost daily. The “Wine & Cheese Lunch” focuses on Italian wine and food pairings, while the “My Italians” tasting gives an overview of Italian wines and their unique regional characteristics. Wednesday afternoons are reserved for “Wine Wednesdays“, which spotlight different themes – varieties, regions, contemporary issues. Vino roma also organizes food tours in various Roman neighborhoods. Email Hande at hande@theromedigest.com or visit vino roma for more information.

Katie Parla offers private culinary itineraries, neighborhood walking tours, wine tastings and craft beer tastings. She also provides food and beverage education for universities and corporate groups. For more information, reach out to her at katie@theromedigest.com or visit her website.

Gina Tringali and her company GT Food & Travel provide food tours, wine tastings, market visits and custom itineraries for small groups (maximum 6 people). She also offers private food and beverage oriented walking tours and can arrange cooking classes and in-home dining experiences. For more information, email Gina at gina@theromedigest.com or visit her website www.gtfoodandtravel.com.

For general inquiries, write to info@theromedigest.com.