wines of italy

Wines of Italy

$85 per person

What You'll Learn

By the end of this class, you will…

  • Be able to identify similarities in wines from esoteric Italian varieties and more commonly known varieties
  • Know how to choose wines more selectively at a restaurant or retail shop
  • Understand how to pair wine with food.

About This Class

Did you know that every one of Italy’s 20 regions produces wine? Getting through the huge range of Italian varietals can be daunting but we’ll take you from the Alps down through Sicily to help you decipher many of them.

With over 1,000 grape varieties, we will make sure we expand your repertoire beyond Chianti and Pinot Grigio. We’ll take a journey exploring focusing on Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, and Sicily to give you a detailed overview of how the world of Italian wines truly has something for everyone to enjoy.

Note: We highly suggest taking Wine Tasting Fundamentals before taking this class. Even if you have a moderate knowledge of wine, students are required to have a proficient knowledge base of wine tasting and terms. Class time will not be used to cover basic terminology and tasting in this class.

Menu

You will taste six different Italian wines and a small snack will be served.

Details

  • Wine included
  • Light meal served in class
  • Ages 21+

FAQ

What is the format of a typical cooking class?

The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback.

When should I arrive for my class?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.

Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.

 

Do I need to eat before class?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.

What should I wear to class?

Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.

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Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation up to two weeks prior to your class start date will be refunded 100%. Cancellations up to 5 days before your class start date will qualify for an online credit to be applied to another class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 5 days before your class start date, however, you may always send a friend in your place if you’re unable to attend.
Please note: Cancellation requests made the day of class are not eligible for a refund or credit, no exceptions. 
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