I'm a well-traveled, well-educated, wine-loving European with a Norwegian passport, with more than 19 years of telecom industry experience. After a University of Chicago MBA I have further nourished my curiosity by living in the diverse, different but wonderful cities of Amsterdam and Belgrade, as well as in my home town Oslo. I have the experience of owning or renting apartments in all these countries, triggering an appreciation of good quality and design. As a serious wine-lover and in love with the history, food, culture, and nature of Tuscany since my first visit in 2000, the choice of Montalcino was easy. The number one reason for ending up in Montalcino is the wonderful Brunello wine, and after a complete two-year apartment renovation job since 2011 I have realized my old dream of having a local wine cellar (unfortunately, access to the wine cellar is not available as part of rentals; I can just help you with advice on where to get the best deals and advice on sampling and buying wine). After more than 20 visits to Montalcino in less than the two years it took to complete the renovation plus a decade of previous visits, I am now enjoying the company of and invaluable help from some nice local friends in Montalcino, gradually increasing my appreciation and understanding of the fascinating Italian culture. Both I and my very well-connected local network of friends are aware of the needs of quality-conscious international travelers.