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Understanding the Wines of Tuscany
December 3, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education LLC presents:
UNDERSTANDING THE WINES OF TUSCANY
Me in Florence, in 2006
Tuscany is one of those regions that the mere mention of will cause eyes to roll and sighs to be heard … we all love Tuscany, even if we have never been there. Reading books about Tuscany or seeing movies only help to reinforce our love of the region, but drinking the wines of Tuscany solidifies the deal.
The wines of Tuscany are surprisingly varied. This class will begin by covering the geography of the region — exactly where Tuscany is and where the weather influences come from. We’ll discuss the history of the region and the differences between Siena and Florence, and how this lead to many different styles of the most planted grape, Sangiovese.
Then we’ll dive into specific sub-regions to give you a complete understanding of Tuscany. The seven sub-zones of Chianti. The area around Montalcino. The coastal area of Maremma. And of our we’ll decipher the curious term “Super Tuscan.” All of this while tasting top notch examples of the wines of the region.
We’ll finish the class with an insider’s hint on one of the best restaurants in all of Europe, and how you can get a seat there for dinner.
Me and the “Butcher of Panzano,” Dario Cicchinni. You’ll hear the whole story of meeting the master of butchery.