There are several good reasons as to why one should go to a wine tasting, and not the least of which is that the experience can be a fun learning experience. You may have been told that you should be drinking Italian wine to enjoy better tasting but this may not be true.
While there is no hard and fast rule for this, most Italian wines are very dry and can easily cut through any sort of taste for lack of alcohol in the mouth. This is not so with Italian reds which tend to be quite sweet and drink well even when not extremely dry.
The reason that the dryness is not so much a drawback as it is an advantage, is that it allows for an open and free flavor to come through in the wine-tasting experience, one that is often missing from most other tasting experiences.
Most wines that are produced in Italy, and which are served at wine tasting sessions in Tuscany, are quite dry. Part of this comes from the grapes that are grown in the Italian wine country and also from the climate there where the majority of these wines are produced, but it also is down to the aging of the grapes which takes several years to complete.
Wine tasting sessions in Tuscany allow people to sample many different types of reds, whites, and salsas as well as other dry reds, light reds, and sweet reds. This allows for a person to experience the full flavor of each wine without drinking the entire bottle, which, besides being a waste of money, is also very likely to cause someone a bit more experienced to become a bit bored with tasting all of the same things over again.
Italian wine tasting sessions are also held to determine which vineyards in Italy are best suited for producing a particular variety of wine. Sometimes even local vineyards are invited to participate in these events. This is beneficial because then you get to try the wines from some of the best vineyards in Italy.
There is even an organization in Italy called the Association of Italian Wine Tasters which selects the wineries that participate in wine tasting events throughout the country each year. These events tend to be very expensive so you might want to take your tasting seriously if you want to get an experience out of it that will last a