Italian Reds: Vino! Rosso! Pronto!

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Location: Upper East Side
1657 1st Ave
(Btwn E 86th & E 87th Streets)
New York, New York 10028
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Class Information

  • Class Level: Beginner
  • Age Requirements: 21 and older
  • Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this wine tasting class:

This lecture will explain what the main regions are all about, what wines are found in each one, and how to read their labels.

Everyone is fascinated with Italian wine - and why shouldn't they be? It's the one country that has, by far, the most dynamic variation of grapes & styles. It also has one of the richest histories of wine-making. But because of this, it is also very confusing. A focus on and tasting of 7 red wines will enlighten. There's so much more out there than just Chianti.

Class fees cover the cost of glassware and printed materials.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

All sales for Classes or Tasting Events are final; Vouchers, tickets, website reservations, in-store purchased reservations, or any other method of purchase for Class or Event reservations & products are forfeited unless purchaser contacts Vino-Versity by phone or email in no less than 48 hours of reservation date. In this case, Vino-Versity may be able to give a credit for the purchased value toward a transfer into another Class or Tasting Event.

Teacher: Aaron Epstein

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Aaron Epstein has been passionate about wine since before he could legally drink it. As a student of languages, his love of the grape was born in Spain, and fermented during a year living in Bologna, Italy. It has since led him around the world to work wine jobs in almost every aspect of the industry, before bringing him back home to New York City, where he now sells some of Italy's finest wines as a representative of boutique importer/distributor Omni Wines (an Italian wine specialty company.) Aaron is fluent in Italian, has been a wine consultant professional for over 10 years, and is an industry expert in Italian wines. He is proud to be part of Vino-Versity, and excited to share his experiences with you.

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Upper East Side
1657 1st Ave
Btwn E 86th & E 87th Streets
New York, New York 10028

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Reviews of Classes at Vino-Versity

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Attended: Sideways Meets Bottle Shock: California vs. France

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Pairing Wine & Cheeses: Rind, Brined, and Wined!

Wendy was very knowledge. The choices of Spanish wines were delicious; the cheese was fantastic! Together they were magnificent! Artisan cheese and wine have a new meaning in my life. Thank you so much!!

Attended: Wine Basics

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere!

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere!

Shari was a great teacher. She described the bubble feeling so vividly and introduced the features of various sparkling wines in a fun and creative way. I highly recommend it!

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