Do you know… what the story of the black rooster is, or how many litres of wine Medieval Sienese drank? Tuscan wine is full of legendary tales, quirky and fun historic facts. We’ve gathered eight of them for you here.

1) The earliest reference to Florentine wine retailers dates to 1079, and a minor guild of wine vendors was created in 1282. However, there where restrictions on selling the sweet nectar: the Arte dei Vinattieri guild imposed rules including no wine to be sold within 100 yards (91m) of a church and wine merchants were also prohibited from serving children (under 15), prostitutes and thieves! Read the full article here...