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. INCLUDES SABRAGE DEMONSTRATION!
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.
From 2019 our Saturday courses will be held inside the beautiful Jesus college, one of the Cambridge University colleges. Founded in 1496, some of the buildings date from the 12th century when it was a nunnery (the chapel is the oldest Cambridge University building still in use).
At this central Cambridge venue we'll enjoy tasting and learning about wine in a lovely wood-panelled room overlooking the West Court and gardens.
Halfway through the day we take a break from the hard work of wine tasting to enjoy a delicious lunch in a dining room with beamed ceilings, fireplace and chandeliers.
Click here for a brief video showing what a typical Saturday wine course is like (filmed at a different college).
You can stay the night in Jesus College and continue soaking up the beautiful atmosphere. Bedrooms are in West Court, breakfast in the dining hall and you can stroll the grounds or relax in the brand new coffee bar (great views). Free parking is included.
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.
Places remaining: 14
Course Date/Time: Sat 2nd Nov 2019 at 11am - 4pm
Duration: 5 hrs
Venue: Jesus College, Jesus Lane