Tutored Wine Tasting - Topic: The Wines of Italy

Presented by Karl Elwood

Held at the Birdcage Walk, Fiveways, Brighton on 16th September 2010

 Italian Tasting

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Yet again, another successful evening for us and judging by the fact that most of the attendees wanted to stay on and chat for a while, only indicates what fun our events are.  A big thank you goes to all who attended.

Thanks also to Birdcage Walk and Marcus (their new chef) who always make us feel welcome and feed us well.  Cheers!

We tasted our way through 9 wines and as a reminder here they all are again:

  • Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut 2009, Col de'Salici £12 per bottle
  • Dolcetto d'Alba 2008, Prunotto £11.75 per bottle
  • Barolo 2005, Prunotto £30 per bottle
  • Possessioni Bianco 2009, Serègo Alighieri £10 per bottle
  • Masi Bonacosta Valpolcella Classico 2008, Veneto £10.40 per bottle
  • Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2006, Masi £30 per bottle
  • Vermentino di Bolgheri 2008, Guado al Tasso £15 per bottle
  • Pèppoli Chianti Classico 2007, Antinori £11.50 per bottle
  • Brunello di Montalcino 2004, Pian delle Vigne £39 per bottle

It occured to us that many of you would like to see some of our other Italian wines may be of interest too.

If you liked the Amarone, then here are two examples that use a variation of this unique production method to produce such fabulous wines at a fraction of the cost.

  • Campofiorin 2007, MASI £12.50 per bottle (more info.)
  • Valpolicella Classico dell'Aniversario 2005, Sèrego Alighieri £22 per bottle (more info.)

And although we did not visit Umbria for our tasting, this is a classic white wine that should freshen up your taste-buds!  If you loved the Vermentino and the Posessioni that we tasted, then this is definitely a wine that you should try.

  • Orvietto Classico 2008, Antinori £8.75 per bottle (more info.)



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