Fine Italian Wine - Online
Fine Wines of Italy – Online
A new era is dawning for everyone involved in classrooms and events. Using modern technology, we can enjoy learning about our favourite wines (and gin) from the comfort and safety of our own homes. This has the added advantage that nobody needs to be the “designated driver”. Using Zoom video conferencing is just like being in the room with Gary, who will, as ever educate, inform and entertain you for about an hour.
All sessions will be recorded and if you can't attend at the last minute just let us know so you can go through the event at your convenience later.
Why not invite your friends to make it a truly social experience?
Following on from our look at fine wine from Argentina, we return to Europe to review some of the finest wines from Italy. Italy is a land long associated with wine (in fact one of the oldest) and it has some superb wines to enjoy.
Probably its most famous wine is Chianti and of course we have one of those for you, from an outstanding vintage as well. But there is so much more, including iconic and unique wines that can only be Italian such as Barolo and Amarone. Oh, and if you think only France can make outstanding sparkling wines, prepare to be amazed!
This course is a must for lovers of Italian wines, anyone interested in classic food and wine combinations or simply those that are curious about such a confusing and somewhat chaotic country’s wines.
Gary will be hosting an interactive Zoom online session for 1 hour (over 3 Friday evenings) limited to just 20 subscriptions to allow everyone to ask questions and participate in the session.
All YOU have to do is purchase a ticket from the Shropshire 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 purchased, you will receive a confirmation email with your ZOOM web link and password 2 days before the event itself.
We have teamed up with a leading specialist wine merchant - Momentum Wines from Oswestry to supply the wines for this event and have negotiated a discount from them for supply the six wines (see below). Please allow one week for delivery. Note, you don't have to buy the wines to attend the online session - that is entirely optional.
£50 for all three sessions. The cost is per subscription, so this could be for 2 people (or more) as long as you are sharing a screen in the same household.
£109.95 plus £4.95 delivery for the wines, payable to Momentum Wines (see below)
Important Note, when booking this event, your name and email address only will be passed to Momentum Wines and they will contact you to arrange the sale and delivery of the wines. Shropshire Wine School do not sell wine and are not involved in this supply of wine which is entirely at your discretion.
Week 1: Lombardy & Tuscany
We kick off with a traditional method sparkling wine from Franciacorta, using the same grapes as in Champagne, made in the same method as Champagne, this is NOT Prosecco. Then we visit the most famous wine region in Chianti, the name given to a large swath of Tuscan wines. This example is a Chianti Classico Riserva however, a far cry from basic Chianti. It’s also from the outstanding 2015 vintage.
• Ferghetina Franciacorta DOCG Brut NV
• Villa la Paglia Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015
Week 2 – Veneto
The first wine is something of a curve ball. It takes the local Garganega grape and gives it the Amarone treatment, air-dried “passimento” grapes producing a concentrated explosion of flavour, so different from the local Soave that the grape is usually used for. Then we are onto the real thing – Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, the “king of wines, the wine of kings” according to the locals. Air-dried grapes produce a wine of exceptional concentration and power.
• Cielo Baccolo Apassimento Bianco Veneto IGT
• Montresor Satinato Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Week 3 – Piedmont
North West Italy is home to the iconic Nebbiolo grape but before we get onto that we sample an often-overlooked variety – Barbera. Often dismissed as the “workhorse” variety, here we see what it can do in the hands of a top producer from the best area. Finally, we reach what is my own favourite Italian wine region – Barolo. Made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, a variety that is notoriously tricky to grow but when it delivers as it does in Barolo it produces something quite extraordinary.
• Cascinone “D’Annona” Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG
• Alasia Barolo DOCG 2014
Join Gary at 7.30pm on three Friday evenings: 17th, 24th and 31st July
Places remaining: 9
Course Date/Time: Fri 17th Jul 2020 at 7.30pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Venue: Online - Zoom (Link Sent By Email)