Interested about food pairings and wine?
These beginner courses, conducted via Zoom in partnership with WOCSA (Wine and Olive Oil Canadian Sommelier Alliance), are fun and provide an informative and engaging way to taste wine with food.
Intro to Wine Tasting and Food Pairing
We will be going over how to taste wine, some terminology and how some principles of food and wine pairing tecniques.
1- WHITE: Anselmi San Vincenzo OR Soave Tessari Grisela
2- RED: Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico or Zonin Valpolicella Classico
Recommended Foods: Prosciutto di Parma and light swiss cheese.
Food and Wine Pairing in Depth
We will explore how to create a wine cellar, open a bottle of sparkling, as well as storage and service.
1- SPARKLING: Prosecco Villa Sandi OR Prosecco Il Fresco Villa Sandi
2- ROSE: Terres De Saint Louis Estandon AOC OR Provence Rose Chateau de Berne Inspiration
Recommended Foods: Speck and Coppa di Parma
Terroir: Taste of Place and Local Pairings
We will explore the concept of terroir and look at the "sense of place" in wine, focusing on Sherry. We also look at traditional examples of local food and wine pairings.
1- SHERRY FINO: Sherry Tio Pepe Extra Dry Fino
2- SHERRY AMONTILLADO: Sherry Emilio Lustau Arcos Amontillado
Note: please check in advance store availability
Recommended Foods: Manchego and Queso Iberico
Class size: Max 10 people (seats are booked on a first come, first served basis)
Instructor: Giuseppe De Cesare
NOTE: Each course last around 75 minutes (included Q&A). Each level requires the purchase of two bottles of wine, as well charcuterie and/or cheese (not included the price).
After confirmation of purchase, you will receive via email a link to the Zoom class within 24 hours.
Food adjustments can be made to vegeterians. As an accompaniement to cheese and charcuterie, we recommend buying taralli or fresh bread.
Schedule adjustments can be made upon request to students living outside of the Eastern Time Zone.
Courses are normally offered in English, but can also be taught in Italian and French upon request.
For info please send an an email to [email protected]