It's that time again, as I'm putting together a very special Best of Italy wine class in my hometown of Chicago. I've selected ten very special wines that will give everyone attending a great overview of today's Italian wine landscape. We will taste various styles of wine, from Franciacorta, the great sparkling wine of Lombardia to Barolo, Brunello and Amarone.
Among the specific wines to be tasted in this class on Friday, Oct. 21 will be:
2005 Bellavista Gran Cuvée Franciacorta
2009 Edi Keber Collio
2006 Silvio Nardi "Manachiara" Brunello di Montalcino
2007 Speri Amarone della Valpolicella Classico "Vigneto Sant'Urbano"
2007 Marcarini Barolo "Brunate"
The class will be held at Perman Wine Selections, 802 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago at 6:30 on Fiday, Oct. 21. Craig Perman operates this beautiful small wine retail shop in the West Loop, providing an excellent selection of artisan estate wines from around the world.
Note that many of the wines in this special class will be bottles that I have acquired over the past year from several trips to Italy. Some of the wines will be from the shelves of Perman Wine Selections as well.
Seating is quite limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will also be some food served with the wines. This is a very special event that will cover the amazing Italian wine industry! The price is $55 per person.
If you would like to enroll in this class, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to sign up. This will fill early, so don't delay!