4-Week 'Tour of Italy' Course

Join us as we journey through the wine regions of Italy. Discover what makes Italy one of the most fascinating wine producing nations in the world! Taste beautiful Barolos, velvety Valpolicella and charming Chianti’s amongst many others. We will explore regions such asPiedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Lombardia, Puglia, Trentino, and Sicily - four whole weeks dedicated to Italy enabling us to unravel the mysteries and delights of Italian wine.

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 Barbera. Italy can be the most confusing wine country to get to know, with its enormous diversity of wine styles.  It is, however, worth spending a little time to understand it and the discoveries repay 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 and taste some classic Italian wines along with some from cutting-edge new-wave winemakers.

All tastings include a minimum of 6 wines, full tasting notes, use of professional glasses and lots of Italian nibbles relevant to the destination of the evening! 

What if I have to miss any evenings?

Not a problem. You may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subseqent Italy course, or obtain a refund voucher valid for other Thames Valley Wine School courses and tastings.

Course Outline (all Tuesdays 7.15-9.15pm):

TUE 6 JUN - North & North West - Piemonte, Trentino Alto-Adige, Lombardy
TUE 13 JUN - North-East & East - Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche
TUE 20 JUN - Central Italy - Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo
TUE 27 JUN - South & Islands - Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia 

All of our tastings can be purchased as a gift - just ask us to send you a Gift Voucher when you book.  

4 Week Course - The Wines of Italy

4 Week Course - The Wines of Italy :: Tue 23rd Jan 2018

Join us as we journey through the wine regions of Italy. Discover what makes Italy one of the most fascinating wine producing nations in the world! Taste beautiful Barolos, velvety

Places remaining: 6
Date/Time: 23rd Jan 2018 at 7.15pm
Venue: Novotel Reading Centre

Price: £100.00
Discover Italy 3: Tuscany and Central Italy

Discover Italy 3: Tuscany and Central Italy :: Tue 6th Feb 2018

We continue our Italian discovery deep into the heart of Italy, where the most recognised region lies, Tuscany. Here we find the famous Sangiovese grape, the leading variety that has a major

Places remaining: 9
Date/Time: 6th Feb 2018 at 7.15pm
Venue: Novotel Reading Centre

Price: £30.00
Discover Italy 4: The South and Islands

Discover Italy 4: The South and Islands :: Tue 13th Feb 2018

The final leg of the Italian tour taps into the deep south of Italy, into the regions of Puglia, Campania and Basilicata and the islands such as Sicily and Sardinia.

Places remaining: 9
Date/Time: 13th Feb 2018 at 7.15pm
Venue: Novotel Reading Centre

Price: £30.00

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