Wine school of Southern Italy

Moving Beyond Raffia Wrapped Bottles

Here is your chance to find out about the exciting wines of Southern Italy.

Verdeca, Nerello mascalese, Primitivo, Negroamaro, Aglianico, Nero d'Avola, Fiano 

But why do you need to go to Italy to learn about these wines?

This video tells the story...

Something exciting is going on in the southern Italian wine regions. New ideas and technology have allowed innovative winemakers to ramp up the quality of wines produced breaking the centuries old stereotype of the industry of producing cheap bulk wines to be blended and bottled elsewhere.

In conjunction with Silvestro I have organised a week-long wine school in Puglia, Southern Italy.

I hope to share with you my passion for varieties like Nero d'Avola, Negroamaro and Nerello Mascellese. And that's just one letter of the alphabet. 

We will learn about the wines in context, often with our own freshly prepared food. We will be guided by local experts.  Fun and informative, an a beautiful setting.

details in Brief

Date 8-14 May 2017

  • The course will cover wines from Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia and Sicily
  • Emphasis on local wine grape varieties
  • You will learn about wines in the context of regional cuisine including pasta making
  • We will prepare our meals together under expert guidance and dine with local wines
  • Visits to local wineries and from winemakers
  • School to be held in conjunction with one of he most successful cooking and wine schools in Southern Italy
  • Small scale and plenty of hands on experiences
  • Conducted in English but you'll pick up some useful Italian as we go!
  • You will earn a certificate of completion after a short test

Planning is at an early stage but if you want to stay informed please register your interest below.

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Another video you might enjoy

Our tutor Silvestro just loves Southern Italian wines.  He cycles around several regions every year, learning even more about the wines and photographing the best.

This video by Silvestro shows just what emotional response you will get from the Wines of Southern Italy.

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