‘A Wine Tour of Italy’ Wine Club Education Event

Photo by Lorraine Smith

On Feb. 28, more than 120 club members participated in our first 2023 education event called “A Wine Tour of Italy.” The beautiful mountains of Italy and surrounding areas create ideal winemaking conditions for growing some of the greatest wines of the world. They “visited” eight regions of Italy and tasted a representative wine from each region. They learned from Len DiSalvo, our guest speaker, who has been a local wine supervisor and educator in the area for many years.

Regions and wines sampled:

Veneto/Tre Venezie: Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio/Friuli Venezia Giulia

Piedmont: Cantine Barbera d’Asti

Abruzzo: Caldora Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Tuscany: Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico

Sicily: Cusumano Nero d’Avola

Sardinia: Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermintno, Bolgheri

Puglia: Tormaresca Primitivo Neprica, Apulia

Campania: Feudi di San Gregoria Fiano di Avellino

Many thanks to Paul Thomsen and Sheryl Eilenfeldt, the club’s education coordinators, for organizing this event. The club’s next event is a wine tasting on Tuesday, April 18.

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