Tuscany is synonymous with quality wines. The Chianti Classico,
Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Montefalco Rosso
and Rosso di Montepulciano are just a few of the long list of
quality wines. Tuscany produces both red and white wines that
are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts all over the world.
Wine can be enjoyed better if you also know to appreciate its
flavor. The cooking school at La Torre is conducting three kinds
of wine tasting classes: Tuscan wine tasting course, Super Tuscan
wine tasting course and Italian wines DOCG tasting course.
In the Tuscan wine tasting course, you will learn to appreciate
some of the most popular Tuscan wines. Along with learning the
techniques of wine tasting, you can also get to know some history
of wines and wine making.
La Torre is a historic castle near the Arno River. The king of
France Charles VIII stayed in this castle during the XV century.
It was here that the meeting between the king of France and Pier
Capponi took place. Participants will have the opportunity to
explore this historic castle through the wine tasting courses.
The course will be conducted in English by an expert wine taster. It will last for four hours. The participants can take home a wine tasting kit and can also enjoy a visit to the wine cellars and vineyards. The session would comprise techniques involved in appreciating Tuscan wines, a briefing on the kind of grapes used for making Tuscan wines and the effects of soil and climate on the wine quality.
Another interesting aspect of wines is serving them in an appropriate manner. There are several points to be kept in mind while doing so. The course will update you on how to serve wine, about the different kinds of wine glasses, cork and corkscrews, wine bottles and the use of the Aroma Wheel.