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  • 16 Jan 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online Event. Access Link with Registration Confirmation Email


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Vitigni Autoctoni


Saturday, January 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT via Zoom 
Conversation will be in English

"Vitigni" is Italian for vines and "Autoctoni" is derived from the Greek autòs: itself, and chthòn: from the soil / earth. Together they refer to variety of native Italian vines used for the production of wines, cultivated and spread in the same historical area of the origin of the vines themselves, not transplanted from an outside region.

ALMA Ambassador  Sommelier Julia Kryuchkova will talk about the history of Italian winemaking and Italian wines' general profile. We are going to discover the main differences between the wines from different Italian regions.

After the theoretical part, we will get more practical and try to find out the participants' personal taste in wine and what Italian wines they would enjoy most. Then we will go deeper into discovering indigenous Italian grape varieties and see what similarities they have with the most popular International ones.

For example, many people like Sauvignon Blanc, but they don't know that Friulano has a similar profile and might be very appreciated by Sauvignon Blanc's fans. Drawing parallels between famous and less known grape varieties helps the audience to get to know some Italian wines they might have been hesitating to try before or never even heard of.

Learning essential food pairing and serving tips will help the participants feel like true Italian wine connoisseurs at the end of the webinar.

ALMA - La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana is the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine. ALMA educates chefs and sommelier from all around the world, forming professionals of Italian Cuisine with training programs at the highest level, executed by world’s leading teachers.

The path traced by Maestro Marchesi, Dean of ALMA from 2002 to 2017, continues today inspired by his teachings.

ALMA has its Headquarters in the magnificent Palazzo Ducale of Colorno near Parma, equipped with the latest teaching and cooking facilities. The school is near Parma, recently elected by UNESCO “Creative City of Gastronomy“, in the middle of the Italian Food Valley.

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