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 cooking classes is 4 hours, and they are broken down into three segments: Introductory lecture or demo, hands-on cooking, and eating.

The class will begin with a short discussion or demo from your instructor. After, you can expect to work either on a team or individually to prepare the class menu. As a group, your class will prepare the selected menu in its entirety. In most classes, not every student will make every dish.

Learning happens throughout the class, and your instructor will often call out key techniques as they happen in each recipe.

Most classes conclude by sitting down as a group to eat what you’ve prepared, followed by a discussion of each recipe. You will leave with a copy of the recipe packet and a working knowledge of every dish that was made so you can recreate them at home.

When should I arrive for my class?

Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

You do not need to bring anything with you to class, unless otherwise noted in the class description. The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped and aprons, recipes, equipment, food and wine are all provided for you. 

Do I need to eat before class?

In most classes, you will be sitting down to eat a complete meal that you have prepared along with your classmates. Since this typically occurs towards the end of the class period, an appetizer or small plate is usually prepared early on in class. However, you’re welcome to additionally have a snack before you arrive or bring one with you.

Please note, for our Baking & Pastry classes, a light meal will be provided for you.

What should I wear to class?

We suggest wearing casual clothing you can easily move around in, and highly recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back.

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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.

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