We are excited to offer our first Wines of Italy Course at Obladee. This is a 6-week, in-depth course designed for the beginner wine-enthusiast looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of Italian wine. There is no pre-requisite for this course.
Class will be held each Tuesday evening from 6-8:30 beginning October 6, 2020 and ending November 10, 2020.
The course is developed and led by Heather Rankin (co-owner, Sommelier) and Erin Beazley (Sommelier) and will cover wine sensory and theory fundamentals including winemaking basics, tasting techniques, core grape varieties, classification systems, regional breakdowns, help with labels, buying tips, and more!
In addition to lecture, you will be tasting 24 select wines each with custom food pairings designed and prepared with this course in mind. As well, a comprehensive course manual will be provided for you to keep.
A general outline is detailed below:
Class 1: Introduction & The Piemonte
Overview of Italy; History of Italian Wine; Quality Designations: The DOC System; Introduction to Italian Wine Terms; Piemonte
Class 2: The Rest of the Northwest & Northeast
Valle d'Aosta; Liguria; Lombardy; Trentino-Alto Adige; Friuli-Venezia Giulia; Veneto
Class 3: Tuscany
Chianti; Montelcino; Montepulciano; Super-Tuscans & Sassicaia
Class 4: The Rest of Central Italy
Emilia-Romagna; Le Marche; Umbria; Lazio; Abruzzo
Class 5: The South
Campania; Molise; Puglia; Basilicata; Calabria
Class 6: Sicily & Sardegna