Tasting Classical Tuscan Red Wines WORKSHOP

CRN: 
60096
Course Dates: 
October 17, 2013
Times: 
4-6p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Jane Hartsfield
Course Catalogs: 
2013 Fall

Fee: $35/person
Material Fee: $20-$30/person. Payable to the instructor

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - OLLI MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER

Review the basic steps involved in deductive wine tasting and then taste the following Tuscan red wines:  Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, and Brunello di Montalcino, characterizing the similarities and differences in the wines.  Taste several levels of wine from one winery to understand the difference in quality.  Discuss the levels of Italian wine classification and learn the requirements for composition and aging of the wines. Explore how the wines pair with different foods by combining each wine with a small serving of sweet, salty, or spicy food.

Jane Hartsfield (jandtwines@gmail.com) has a PhD in mathematics and is President of J & T Wines, Inc. – formerly a distributor and importer of wines. She has done extensive wine tasting trips in France, Italy, Greece and California.  She has successfully completed the Level I Sommelier Course with the Court of Master Sommeliers is studying for the sommelier certification exam.