Join us as we travel through the very different and fascinating wine regions of Italy. 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 Primitivo. 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.
Italian wine is always best drunk with food, and tonight we shall sample some simple food that complements each wine and we will also focus on which wines make a good match for food.
Places Available: 2
Course Date/Time: Tue 18th Dec 2012 at 7:00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel Manchester