Piedmont & Beyond: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie
Ticket Price: $85
Monday, Dec 11 6:30 PM

This class focuses on the wines of Northern Italy. From the quirky bubbles of Emilia-Romagna to the crisp whites of Alto-Adige and the brooding reds of Piedmont, we’ll taste it all. A range of cheeses and cured meats from across Italy will be served alongside as we explore the basic principles of wine and food pairing. You’ll leave with a thorough understanding of the diversity and deliciousness of Northern Italian wines, and an impressive arsenal of pairing skills.

What you can expect:
  • 1 welcome wine.
  • At least 6 tasting pours of wines from Northern Italy.
  • A tasting plate of at least 6 pairings of cheese and charcuterie from Northern Italy.
  • Palate-cleansing bread.
  • 2 hours of education, including time for Q&A with an Astor Center instructor.
What you will learn:
  • The main wine-producing regions of Northern Italy.
  • A review of Northern Italy’s famous and lesser-known wine styles.
  • Major grapes, production styles, and wine classifications of Northern Italy.
  • The flavors and production methods behind some of Italy’s delicious cured meats and cheeses.
  • The basic principles of wine and food pairing.

Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics
Style: Guided Wine Tasting Class
Food Served: Small Tasting Plate
Good for: Wine Enthusiasts, Wine Curious, Italian Wine Lover