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Le Vie del Vino - Wine Education: Irpinia in Campania

  • 19 Mar 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online


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Le Vie del Vino: Irpinia in Campania


Friday, March 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT via Zoom 
Conversations will be in English

Join us for a webinar about the unique wines of Irpinia from the Campania region in southwest Italy. Campania is best known for its tourist attractions (Amalfi Coast, Pompeii), meaning that the local wine industry is not as well known as it should be. However, its wines are among the finest and most distinctive in all of Italy. As this is one of the birthplaces of wine production in the country, the prevailing philosophy by area producers is of tradition and heritage, as the finest local wines are produced solely with indigenous varieties.

We will focus on the three most famous wines of Irpinia: two whites, Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino, and one red, Taurasi. Each of these wines is classified as DOCG, the highest classification for Italian wines. We will examine this territory, which is largely composed of volcanic soils and discuss the specific characteristics of these three wines, as well as recommending food pairings with each.

The wine education will be expertly lead by Tom Hyland, a freelance wine writer, educator and photographer specializing in Italian wines. He has visited Italy more than 75 times over the past 20 years from his home base in Chicago. He has written about Italian wines for numerous publications including, and Decanter in England. He has authored two books on Italian wine: Beyond Barolo and Brunello: Italy’s Most Distinctive Wines and The Wines and Foods of Piemonte. He currently publishes a subscription publication called Italian Wine Report that features reviews of several hundred Italian wines each issue.

Enjoying this educational wine event with one or two of these wines is recommended but not mandatory.

Greco di Tufo: Feudi di San Gregorio, Mastroberardino “Novaserra”, Donnachiara, Terredora di Paolo "Loggia della Sera".

Fiano di Avellino: Feudi di San Gregorio, Mastroberardino “Radici”, Donnachiara.

Aglianico: Feudi di San Gregorio “Rubrato”, Donnachiara "Irpinia Aglianico”.

Taurasi: Mastroberardino "Radici", Feudi di San Gregorio, Donnachiara, Terredora "Fatica Contadina".

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