VINI DI NATALE! Wines of Italy via Zoom

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VINI DI NATALE! Wines of Italy via Zoom

NOW NATIONWIDE! Any holiday you can celebrate with wine is a natural match for great Italian wines anytime.

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  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Everybody wants to come to the Boston Wine School, but not everybody lives in Boston... well, we've fixed that!

Now you can order your class wines online for nationwide delivery and experience that famously snob-free Boston Wine School education wherever you live.

ORDER WINES ONLINE for delivery at least one week before class


Even the mention of Italian wine conjures up the idea of a celebration. We build entire festivals around it, and Italian wine can turn any meal anytime into its own holiday.

This class is an opportunity to gather your friends and family from everywhere this season and enrich your wine life together. The wines of Italy are so broad, various, and interesting, there's always something to love if you're a wine lover.

Tasting class will begin with Italy's signature white grape, Pinot Grigio, grown in the foothills of the Alps. Next we'll taste two red wine classics: Barbera from Piedmont, and Chianti from Tuscany. Finally, in southern Italy, we’ll wrap up our taste tour with a rich ripe Nero d'Avola from Sicily.

Your Italian wine confidence will be sky high after this class. Give us two hours and you'll be speaking fluent Sangiovese in no time!

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND This is a Level 1 survey course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little or no formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Students will learn technical wine tasting, major Italian wine grapes, and fundamentals of Italian wine style. The emphasis in Level 1 is on providing an overview of wine ideas, plus an introduction to wine and food pairing concepts.

PLEASE NOTE Wine & food menus are subject to change based on availability, inspiration, and whimsy!

WINE MENU (tentative) 2021 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio (Northern Italy) | La 2017 Spinetta Ca' di Pian Barbera D'Asti (Piemonte, northwest Italy) | 2016 Castello di Bossi Chianti Clasico (Tuscany) | 2017 Gulfi Nero d'Avola (Sicily)

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Guests & students 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 China.

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USA: We deliver to more than 90% of the population with no problem. Make sure to order your wines at least one week before class to assure delivery.

Other USA: There are a few states where it's legally impossible to ship wine: Utah, Kentucky, others. If you live in one of these states, you'll have to shop for your own wines, so please contact and request a shopping list.

International: Wine delivery is limited to the USA. If you live elsewhere, you'll have to shop for your own wines, so please contact and request a shopping list.


JONATHON ALSOP is founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School, author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional and In Vino Veritas, and a commentator for National Public Radio on WGBH | Boston Public Radio and Under The Radar.

He began writing about wine, food and travel in 1988 and emerged as a wine expert through his syndicated wine column. He has contributed numerous articles to the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer Magazine, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others.

Jonathon founded the Boston Wine School in 2000 where he teaches wine and food classes in a dedicated 100% snob-free zone. His new book Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses will be published in 2023.

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