Wine Class: A Tour of Central Italy's Hidden Gems

October 19, 2017 (Thu) from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chain Bridge Cellars
1351 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA 22101

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Cost: $30

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Educational     Light Appetizers      Tasting (sit down)     Wine    

A big, famous wine region like Tuscany can steal all the spotlight from lesser known neighbors.  Which means at a time with the average quality of Italian wine is at an all-time high, you can find great wines and even greater values by looking beyond Tuscany to neighboring regions like Lazio, Umbria, Abruzzo & Emila Romagna.  And no one is better equipped to help you find those values than our great friend Jim Hutton, of leading Italian-owned importer Vias Imports.

We’ll range north of Tuscany to Emilia Romagna, east to Umbria and The Marche and down south to Rome’s Lazio region.  In all, we’ll pour 8 wines including:

From Lazio (Near Rome)
Principe Pallavicini, Frascati 2016
Corte Dei Papi Cesanese Del Piglio Colle Ticchio 2016 


From Umbria (Tuscany’s Eastern Neighbor)
Argillae Grechetto 2016
Colpetrone Montefalco Rosso 2011
Colpertone Sagrantino Montefalco 2010


From Abruzzo (Coastal Wonders)
Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano Di Abruzzo Malandrino 2015
Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano Di Abruzzo Toni 2013


From Emilia Romagna (Great Food, Great Wines!)
Tentua Pederzana Lambrusco Grasparossa Gibbe NV

As always we’ll have light snacks to enjoy with the wines and plenty of great information from Jim’s multiple visits to these regions and estates and years’ experience with Italy’s greatest, most authentic, bottlings.  A class no Italian-lover should miss – and that anyone who is interested in learning about Italian will love. You can reserve your seats online, by calling us at 703.356.6500 or just by stopping by the store. Join us!