ONLINE - 4 week Tour of Italy
Join us online as we journey through the wine regions of Italy. Discover what makes Italy the most fascinating wine producing nation in the world!
Taste beautiful Barbera, velvety Valpolicella and punchy Pecorino.
We will explore regions such as Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Puglia 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 - Cortese (Gavi), 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, Basilicata, & 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 - and are sure to find something you love among them all!!
The wines for this course are an additional cost and can be ordered from our wine partner for this course, The Sipster in Whiteabbey. The retail value for the 9 bottle case is £115, and you can receive them at a discounted cost of £100.00 including free delivery
Week 1 - North West Italy (Piedmont)
Wines - Bricco dei Guazzi Gavi di Gavi
Ceppi Barbera D’Asti
Week 2 - North East Italy (Veneto/Friuli)
Wines - Poggiobello Pinot Grigio
Farina Montecorna Valpolicella Ripasso
Week 3 - Central Italy - Abruzzo and Tuscany
Lunaria 'Civitas' Pecorino
Tenute Rossetti Rosso Toscana
Week 4 - South Italy and The Islands (Puglia/Basilicata/Sicily)
Wines - Pipoli Greco/Fiano
Tor del Colle Brindisi
Vignetti Zabu Chiantari Nero D’Avola
All you have to do is purchase a ticket from the Belfast Wine School website by clicking the "BOOK" button below, as you would normally. A ticket entitles ALL members of your household to join in. There is no need to buy one ticket per person. Once your ticket has been purchased, you will receive a confirmation email with your ZOOM web link and password up to 1 day before the event itself.
Then - purchase the case of suggested wines by calling The Sipster in Whiteabbey.
At these online classes we will be creating a shared tasting experience and educating in our typical fun way with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
You and your friends or family members can join the meeting from a PC, laptop or any mobile device.
Places remaining: 2
Course Date/Time: Fri 5th Mar 2021 at 7.30 - 8.45
Duration: 1 Hour, 15 mins
Venue: Online via Zoom