Educator: Becky Reinhold, BWSEd Join us for a the ultimate in virtual wine tourism: a wine and food tour of Italy without ever leaving Brookline Village! Get yourself ready for a broad range of Italian wines, from crisp Alpine whites to gutsy Sicilian reds. This class is going to experience the whole geography. Wine is produced in every region of Italy, and we are just going to scratch the surface when it comes to exploring the thousands of different varieties and styles of Italian wine.
The evening begins with a 2 hour class encompassing a mini-wine tour of Italy. Appetizers and an assortment of 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 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from Montepulciano d'Abruzzo!
After class, put your education to the test over a delicious wine dinner from the Middle Gray. We'll make a major food match with an Italian 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!
Prosecco (northeast Italy)
Pinot Grigio (northern Italy)
Nebbiolo (northwest Italy)
Chianti (Tuscany, central Italy)
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo, central Italy)
Nero d'Avola (Sicily, southern Italy)
Robiola a due latti | Cow’s & sheep’s milk, northern Italy
Grana Padano | Cow's milk, northern Italy
Pecorino Toscano | Sheep’s milk, Tuscany, central Italy
Soppressata | Cured pork sausage
Timballo | Baked pasta with eggplant
Pollo Cristina | Chicken baked in wine & sage
Insalata Andrea | Mixed green salad
2015 Trio “The Cottage” Pinot Grigio (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northeast Italy)
2014 Bonaventura Rosso Toscano (Montalcino, Tuscany, central Italy)
Custard Napoleon with balsamic strawberries
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, 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.
ABOUT THE MIDDLE GRAY
The Middle Gray is a collaborative arts hybrid space that highlights an art gallery/event venue, a fully equipped rustic-style bar, a spacious prep kitchen, and an open-floor state-of-the-art kitchen. The goal is to use all these resources to build a community of creative individuals and foster collaboration between them. The Middle Gray also wants to allow the coexistence of all kinds of arts under one roof, and it strives to create more options and contribute to the advancement of the art and cultural scene in the Boston area and to the growth of young promising local creatives. It is also important for us to create a place that allows accessibility to the arts and art education.