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Introduction to Italian Wine

15, 22, 29 April 2024

About This Event

The world is enchanted by all things Italian, not least the wine. In this three-week course, our Master of Wine Brendan Jansen will guide wine enthusiasts on a passionate journey covering the length and breadth of Italy, with a special focus on the wines of Tuscany and Piedmont.

Italy has a rich vinous history and is home to more than 2000 varieties. The diverse styles and varieties from many different regions and islands can be confusing. Let Brendan make some sense of this powerhouse wine nation, where quality over quantity has been a recent focus.

Each week, taste 8 different wines and discover the breadth of variety, style and quality of Italian wine – alongside complementary dishes from our kitchen. By course end, you’ll easily make sense of an imposing Italian wine list, anywhere in the world. The course is suitable for everyone from wine enthusiasts to those working in the wine industry.

Course contents:

Week One | The Big Picture
We will sample sparkling, still, red, white and sweet wines from the length and breadth of Italy. From Franciacorta and Prosecco, to the Super whites of Friuli, Amarone and Recioto.

Week Two | Tuscany
A focus on Tuscany with wines featuring Sangiovese (the blood of Jupiter). Chianti Classico, Brunello, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, and a Supertuscan! The DOCG system decoded!

Week Three | Piedmont
A focus on Piedmont where the whites have an ethereal quality and the reds are serious and distinguished. Get to grips with the Barolo and Barbaresco, while acquainting yourself with Dolcetto, Barbera and others.

**Cost:** $220 per person per week, or $600 for all three weeks.

THE FINER DETAILS

WHEN: 15, 22, 29 April 2024 from 6 - 8pm

MASTER OF WINE: Brendan Jansen MW

FORMAT: Each week participants will have the opportunity to taste 8 wines specially selected to illustrate variety, quality and style.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Matched small plates by Enoteca Centro’s chefs.