One of our favorite places to go for aperitivo is in Buonconvento at L'Enoteca della Porta di Sotto. Not only is the menu a fantastic accompaniment for wine tasting, and the wine selection optimal, but it's always fun to get to know the locals and visiting locals. My new friend on the right is a nuclear scientist from Montreal who lives in Switzerland and has a house outside Buonconvento to walk in the quiet of the country to think. The countryside here is truly like no other with perhaps unparalleled beauty and definite peace. The other gentleman is from Montalcino and knows everybody.