Uncork the secrets of traditional Tuscan wine in this hands-on class led by an expert sommelier. Learn the history of Tuscany's wine region, gain insight into its significant grapes, and then put your new knowledge to the test as you sample 6 wines that prove why the area is beloved worldwide for its vino.With a group of no more than 9, you embark on a personalized journey into the world of wine, traveling back in time to the 13th century. Learn about the origins of chianti, the region's most internationally renowned wine, and the strict rules that must be followed for it to retain its name.Begin with the dry and crisp Vernaccia white wine, and then move on to bolder reds. Swirl, sniff, and sip floral Chianti, jammy Montepulciano, the famous Brunello di Montalcino and Super Tuscan red—a modern take on traditional chianti. Along the way, your host shares tips for pairing each of these wines with food, leaving you able to drink wine like a pro by the end of class.
During this class you will taste the most traditional wines produced in the most classic areas of Tuscany. Together with an English-speaking expert learn about Tuscany's wine history through stories and legends. Learn about more about grapes, the Italian appellation system, and about food pairings.Leave the class knowing more about Tuscan wines. Feel comfortable selecting wine at a restaurant and talking about them with friends after this tour. Taste wines and learn how to describe them. Find out what makes them unique, how they are aged, and how long you can keep them. Gain a better understanding of the Italian wine designation system and how to read labels.List of wines you will taste:
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
Chianti Classico DOCG
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Super Tuscan IGT or Bolgheri DOC
Vin Santo DOC