CLASSICAL JOURNEYS – INTRO TO FRENCH AND ITALIAN WINE – Class Limit 12
Ed Kountz, 4 sessions, Thursdays, January 31 – February 21, 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Note: Classes will be held at the Bacchus Wine Shoppe, 365 N. Main Street, Hiawassee, GA
France and Italy, the world’s two largest producers of table wine, are the cradle of classical wine culture. Two cornerstones of “Old World” European wine production, both nations produce some of the world’s most sought after wines. Yet both nations hew to their own unique cultural rules when it comes to wines. For wine fans, knowing where a wine originates within the complex world of French and Italian wines is often the key to knowing what is in the bottle. And knowing where a wine originates means recognizing what the bottle itself has to say.
This class will deliver the insights you need to improve your knowledge of and appreciation for the world of French and Italian wines. It will help you master the basics of wine production within key regions of these nations, and take a detailed look into how wines from these regions can be distinguished from those of other areas of Europe and the broader world of wines. By concentrating on these classical wine areas, including how to read various French and Italian wine labels this class will increase your knowledge of the nuances, and prepare for appreciation and enjoyment in personal, social and professional circles.
Take this class to learn more about the essentials of French and Italian wine, and to gain the info necessary to develop authority on these classical wine production areas.
Ed and his wife Linda are co-owners of Bacchus Wine Shoppe & Bacchus Beer and Growlers, on the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge in downtown Hiawassee. Bacchus is, the area’s one-stop destination for lovers of great values in domestic and imported wines, premium craft brew and imported beers in cans, bottles and growlers, quality cigars, and gifts for any occasion. Both Ed and Linda bring years of passion for wine, beer and cigars to their roles within the Shoppe, and welcome any special requests or questions that their customers and neighbors may have.