Wines of Sicily
Ticket Price: $89
Thursday, Nov 2 6:30 PM

Sicily is home to new Italian classics. The Etna DOC, the first to be established on the island in 1968, is finally getting well-deserved attention after years of obscurity.

In this immersive workshop, we’ll discuss the major wine regions of the island, identify the major indigenous grapes, and explore Sicily's rich winemaking history. We’ll taste a flight that demonstrates the unique influence of volcanic soil and maritime climate.

Classes are 2 hours long, including a Q&A session with Astor Center Instructor, Cristina Martin.

What you can expect:

  • 1 Welcome wine
  • 6 Tasting pours of wines from Sicily
  • A mix-&-match tasting plate
  • A 20% discount on all wines tasted to use in-store after class

What you will learn:

  • Basic wine tasting methods
  • The flavor profiles of Sicilian wines
  • An overview of geographical production areas
  • Familiarity with major grape varietals
  • History of wine production in the region, and how Sicily has been impacted by local and global trends

Level: Beginner
Style: Tasting + Discussion
Food Served: Mix-&-Match Tasting Plate
Good for: Unique things to do in NYC, Wine class, Wine tasting event