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Pour & Explore: Italian Red Wines

New Zealand

Join our Le Cordon Bleu wine expert as they teach you the history, culture, and etiquette of Italian red wines with a tasting of 6 carefully selected wines.

Date: Thursday September 5th

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm (a light supper is included)

Location: Level 2, 52 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Wine Fundamentals: Explore the diverse terroirs and grape varietals that define Italy's iconic red wines, from the robust and full-bodied Barolos of Piedmont to the elegant and supple Chiantis of Tuscany, gaining insight into the winemaking techniques and traditions that give each wine its distinctive character.

Cultural Insights and Historical Context: Uncover the rich tapestry of Italian winemaking history, shaped by millennia of tradition, innovation, and cultural exchange, and learn how factors such as geography, climate, and tradition influence the flavour profiles and styles of Italy's most beloved red wines.

Must-Try Wines: Delight your palate with a curated selection of Italian red wines, each showcasing the unique flavors, aromas, and terroir of its region, from the bold and age-worthy Amarones of Veneto to the refined and structured Brunellos of Tuscany.

Essential Wine Etiquettes and Manners: Elevate your wine tasting experience with insights into Italian wine culture, mastering the art of proper decanting, glassware selection, and food pairing, and embracing the social customs and traditions that make wine an integral part of Italian life.

Contact Details: +64 4 472 9800 | nz@cordonbleu.edu

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