Join us for a the ultimate in virtual wine tourism: a wine and food tour of Italy without ever leaving the Boston Wine School! Get yourself ready for a broad range of Italian wines, from crisp Alpine whites to gutsy Sicilian reds. This class is going to experience the whole geography. Wine is produced in every region of Italy, and we are just going to scratch the surface when it comes to exploring the thousands of different varieties and styles of Italian wine.
You’ll experience the culinary sights, smells and tastes of Italy via your wine glass and plate. We believe the best and easiest way to learn about wine is with food. Wine is food, after all, so we are able to make sense of wine when we study it through food. You will begin to taste and understand many of the classic food and wine pairings, but this class will test the “white wine with fish / red wine with meat” rule too.
You’ll taste old favorites and new combos designed to bring strategies for wine and food pairing into focus.
Please understand the food and wine menu are subject to change based on availability, chef creativity, teacher whimsy, and more!
NV Alessandro Gallici Prosecco Extra Dry (Valdobbiadene, northeast Italy)
Crostini with leek & asparagus pesto
White Wine And The Sea
2016 Montecucco Vermentino (Cinigiano, Montecucco, southern Tuscany)
Seafood antipasto with calamari
North By Northwest
2012 Villa dei Ladri Barbera d’Asti (Piemonte, northwest Italy)
Cavatelli with portobello mushroom
Spectrum Of Sangiovese
2015 Duca di Cardino Rosso di Montepulciano (Montepulciano, eastern Tuscany, central Italy)
Grilled rib eye with arugula, grana padano, and grilled lemon
Formaggio Follows Function
2008 Luce di Lava Etna Rosso (Etna, Sicily, southern Italy)
Cheese course | Ricotta fresca | Pecorino toscano | Gorgonzola dolce | Rose petal jam
2013 Zolla Primitivo di Manduria (Puglia, southern Italy)
Sheep’s milk gelato affogato with roast fruit