Join us for a the ultimate in virtual wine tourism: a wine and food tour of Tuscany without ever leaving Brookline Village! Get yourself ready for a broad range of Tuscan wines, from crisp whites to gutsy bold reds. This class is going to experience the whole geography of what Tuscany has to offer. Wine is produced in every region of Italy, and we are just going to scratch the surface of Tuscany when it comes to exploring the thousands of different varieties and styles of Italian wine.
The evening focuses on a mini-wine tour of the Tuscan region. Appetizers and cheese will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food. You'll experience the culinary sights, smells and tastes of Italy via your wine glass and plate. By the end of the evening, someone will know their Chianti from Chianti Classico!
After class, put your education to the test over a delicious wine dinner from the chefs at The Middle Gray. We'll make a major food match with a Tuscan white and red specially selected for the menu.
Please understand the food and wine menu are subject to change based on availability, chef creativity, teacher whimsy, and more!
2014 Fontaleoni, Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG (San Gimignano, central Tuscany)
Ricotta fresca canapés
With blackcurrant preserve
With balsamic glaze and sea salt
Spectrum Of Sangiovese
2015 Fattoria Sardi Rosato, Toscana IGT (Lucca, northwest Tuscany)
Bruschetta con pomodoro, cannellini e basilico | Bruschetta with tomato, white beans & basil
2014 Poggio Trevvalle “Pàssera,” Morellino di Scansano DOCG (Campagnatico, western Tuscany)
2013 Casanova di Neri Rosso, Sant’Antimo Rosso DOC (Montalcino, southeastern Tuscany)
2009 Monsanto “Il Poggio,” Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG (Barberino d’Elsa, central Tuscany)
2011 Castello di Brolio “Casalferro”, Toscana IGT (Firenze/Siena, central Tuscany)
Pecorino toscano | Sheep’s milk, Tuscany
Grana Padano | Cow’s milk, Emilia-Romagna
Crucolo | Cow’s milk, Trentino-Alto Adige
Timballo | Baked pasta with eggplant
Spinaci alla fiorentina | Baked spinach with mushrooms
Pollo Cristina | Chicken baked in wine and sage
Insalata mista | Green salad
Torta di ricotta con fragole balsamiche | Ricotta pie with balsamic strawberries
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This tasting assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all bar, food, hospitality and service industries.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
At the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone. We believe that learning about wine involves learning about yourself, and we promise to challenge all our students to do that. Our goal is to help you understand deeply and communicate completely what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine or a morsel of food.
Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China.