4 week course: Discover Italy
Join us as we journey through the wine regions of Italy. Discover what makes Italy the most fascinating wine producing nation in the world! Taste beautiful Barolos, velvety Valpolicella, 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 including - Nebbiolo (Barolo), Sangiovese (Chianti), Corvina (Valpolicella), and Barbera. Italy can be the most confusing wine country to get to know, with its enormous diversity of wine styles, often from the same town! It is, however, worth spending a little time to understand it, with the discoveries amply repaying 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. You will taste some classic Italian wines, along with some new- wave wines from really cutting-edge winemakers.
Course Outline (all Fridays 7-9pm):
10th May - Session 1 - North & North West - Piemonte, Trentino Alto-Adige, Lombardy
17th May - Session 2 - North-East & East - Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche
24th May - Session 3 - Central Italy - Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo
31st May - Session 4 - 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.
Course Fee Structure
The course fee is £105. You can pay the full amount up front or, as a way of spreading the cost you can pay a deposit of £65 on booking then £10 in cash payable on the evening.
What if I have to miss any evenings?
Not a problem. You may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subsequent Discover Italy course, or obtain a voucher valid for other South London Wine School courses and tastings.
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Fri 10th May 2019 at 7 - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Mitre, 291 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NA