Saturday A TASTE OF ITALY
11am to 4pm, with 2 course lunch & a sparkling Italian wine.
Come and enjoy a friendly, informal and fun wine journey through the wonderful world of Italian wine.
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 - 5 hours dedicated to Italy enabling us to unravel the mysteries and delights of Italian wine.
Our Saturday courses are held in the beautiful surrounds of Gonville and Caius college, one of the oldest university colleges in Cambridge (founded 1348). At this central Cambridge venue we will have exclusive use of the Senior Parlour - a spacious wood panelled room with large bay windows overlooking Gonville Court and Chapel.
Click here for a brief video showing what a typical Saturday wine course is like.
Half way through the day we take a break from the hard work of wine tasting to enjoy a delicious lunch.
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.
- North & North West - Piemonte, Trentino Alto-Adige, Lombardy
- North-East & East - Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche
- Central Italy - Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo
- South & Islands - Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia
Two-course lunch included in the price.
- Learn the basics of pairing food to Italian wine to help you choose in restaurants and at home
- How to taste wines like a professional – aroma, flavours, describing wines
- Recognising elements of wine - tannin, acidity, oak
- Tutored Tasting of 13 wines
All our courses can be purchased as a Gift - just ask us to send you a Gift Voucher when you book.
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Course Date/Time: Sat 24th Feb 2018 at 11am - 4pm
Duration: 5 hrs
Venue: Gonville & Caius college