World of Wine - Italy, Spain & Portugal
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine tasting on Italy, Spain & Portugal. Time for some traditional indigenous classics…
"Really enjoyable tasting. I now feel more confident to try different Spanish wines." (Justine, 6th April 2011)
Part One – Italy
‘A country famed for its’ delicious food-versatile reds and refreshing whites’ – Jimmy
A country that defines food and wine matching with many exciting wines produced from the big three regions; Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto. Barolo, Amarone and Chianti are just a few famous wine names you’ll discover from these classic regions. In addition we’ll investigate why the biggest phenomenon in the UK has been an Italian white, Pinot Grigio, and where this has surfaced from and what wonderful alternatives are to be discovered.
Part Two – Spain & Portugal
‘Rioja, Cava, Sherry and Port – the Iberian peninsula is a diverse and exciting area of the world of wine’ – Jimmy
Highly-acclaimed Rioja is great place to start in Spain, but there’s much more to Spain than that famous small northern region. Valencia, Ribero del Duero, Rias Baixas and Penedes amongst others offer both the traditional styles and modern wine styles. We’ll tap into some of the regions and discover a vibrant and colourful collection of wines including some of the big portly-styles from Portugal. Viva la Espana!
All tastings include; minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet, use of professional tastings glasses and nibbles.
Places Available: 2
Course Date/Time: Thu 19th Jul 2012 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars