Virtual Tasting Premier Host

Piedmont’s Range And Depth With Michael Franz Online

Sat, June 26, 2021 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

Cost: $95

Could a region actually suffer from being home to a pair of superb wine appellations?  The answer is yes, in the sense that Piedmont’s other superb wines are continuously and thoroughly eclipsed by the brilliance of Barolo and Barbaresco. Fantastic wines like Barbera from the appellation of Nizza and the Arneis- and Nebbiolo-based gems from Roero struggle even to gain distribution in the USA—much less appropriate consumer appreciation. Similarly, many ardent wine lovers here haven’t even tasted bottles from Alto Piemonte, where Nebbiolo shines but is known locally as Spanna and is augmented by the obscure but intriguing varieties of Vespolina and Croatina. This class will include 3 or 4 exceptional Barbaresco and Barolo wines interspersed among the other contenders, and we’ll taste all of them “blind” at the outset to assure that the upstarts get a fair shake alongside the more eminent wines.

Wine samples available for pickup by appointment on Friday, June 25 between 12pm – 5pm.

Additional Information

*If this event is sold out please email to be added to the waitlist.

*If you are registering for more than one person, please be sure to include the other participants’ email address(es) when registering if they will be viewing the class from a different location/device.

*Please make a note of the wine sample pickup date mentioned above, as it will not appear on your registration confirmation.

*We cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups in advance of the date/times mentioned above. 

Zoom invitations will come directly from Michael Franz the day of class. 

More information:


  • tasting
  • online
  • virtual
  • wine
  • italy
  • educational
  • piedmont
  • vespolina
  • croatina
  • nebbiolo
  • barbaresco
  • barolo

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Capital Wine School

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