Introduction to Italy (TUES evenings)
Join us as we journey through the wine regions of Italy. Discover what makes Italy one of the most fascinating wine producing nations in the world! Taste beautiful Barolos, velvety Valpolicella and charming Chianti’s amongst many others. We will explore regions such as Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Lombardia, Puglia, Trentino, and Sicily - four whole weeks dedicated to Italy enabling us to unravel the mysteries and delights of Italian wine.
We will taste some of the myriad of indigenous grapes that make Italian wine so different and intriguing. Italy can be the most confusing wine country to get to know, with its enormous diversity of wine styles. It is, however, worth spending a little time to understand it and the discoveries repay the effort involved. We will wander through the north of the country, from the NW (Piedmont) to the NE (Veneto), through Tuscany and the Marches to the warm south (Puglia, Campania, & Sicily). You will experience first hand the amazing range of grape varieties and flavours that Italy has to offer and taste some classic Italian wines along with some from cutting-edge new-wave winemakers.
Course Outline (all Tuesdays 7-9pm):
TUE 13 JUN - North & North West - Piemonte, Trentino Alto-Adige, Lombardy
TUE 20 JUN - North-East & East - Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche
TUE 27 JUN - Central Italy - Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo
TUE 04 JUL - South & Islands - Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia
All tastings are tutored with a digital presentation and you will receive full tasting notes, a tasting sheet and food nibbles.
If you need to skip a night, no problem - let me know and I can credit you so you can pick up the evening when it repeats or use your credit against any other tasting.
Please Note: £55 Course Fee excludes cost of wine - pay £10 per evening for 6 to 8 different wines each night. That still adds up to only £23.75/evening saving 14% off the cost of the evenings booked separately.
This course makes a great gift idea!
Places remaining: 7
Course Date/Time: Tue 13th Jun 2017 at 7pm
Duration: 4 x 2hr
Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington St