Tuscany is criss-crossed with ‘strada del vino’, or wine routes, winding their way through the hundreds of wine-producing villages and towns. The variation in soil and climate produce subtle differences in taste and flavour. Most famous of all are the great Tuscan reds, made from the Sangiovese grape. Rich and full of flavour, the Sangiovese reds are amongst the most expensive and well- regarded wines in Italy. You’ll taste both the reds and the popular white wines of Tuscany, such as Vernaccia di San Gimignano, on this one-week course.
If you’re looking for an Italian and Wine course that is mainly practical in nature, then this is the course for you! Not only are the basic concepts of judging a wine covered, but the practical nature of this course means that the focus is on smelling, tasting and enjoying good wine!
All you need for this course is an interest in wine, and an intermediate or above level of Italian. The rest will take care of itself!
|Language level required||Intermediate level and above|
|Number of Italian lessons/week||This course should be taken in conjunction with an Italian language course.|
|Number of cookery lessons/week||4 lessons/week over 2 afternoons|
|Accommodation||Host family, shared apartment, hotel|
|Free Internet Access|
|Optional Activities||Excursions and guided visits to nearby Tuscan towns (Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca) and further afield (Rome, Venice, Milan).|