This course provides a detailed introduction to the sometimes confusing, but always-fascinating world of Italian wine!
In structuring the course, we have chosen to concentrate on the main areas of production in Italy, with an eye to what you, as consumer, are most likely to find on your local bottle shop shelves. The notes provided are a general reference and it is our hope that they provide the necessary stimulus to make you want to continue to learn about the subject.
- A detailed understanding of Italian Wine Laws & the DOC(G) system
- Understanding of wines from major regions of Italy
- Detailed guided tastings of wines from Tuscany, Piedmont, Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli, Sicily and some of the traditional Italian Spirits
- Guided wine tastings facilitated by our industry leading staff (minimum 8 wines per session)
- Bellota specialities paired with the chosen wines. Please communicate any special dietary requirements.
- Detailed notes and maps of the wine regions of Italy
- Tasting of over $4000 value of premium benchmark wines from Italy
- Your enthusiasm!
- Notepad and pens
- We recommend public transport for responsible driving.
Anyone with an interest in Italian wine or wine in general. Only for ages 18 and above (legal photo ID required).
Vendor since 2013
Prince Wine Store was established in 1997 and is Australia’s leading Fine Wine Retailer, specialising in fine wine from Europe, America and Australia. We offer an array of courses to suit those who have just commenced their wine education (our PWS Introductory Wine Course is a perfect starting point) and to professionals seeking industry recognition (via the Wine and Spirits Education Trust qualifications).
Partners at the Prince Wine Store – Michael McNamara and Alex Wilcox – have developed, over the past 15 years, wine courses that are inspired by their travels to significant wine regions around the world.
The Prince Wine Store Courses offered are an Introductory Wine Course, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Wine Courses and an intensive two-week course: Burgundy and a special Barolo Master Class/Dinner. These courses are taught by the owners and members of staff and offer an informal but informative way to learn about wine. Finally, it's important to stress that one of the key aspects to all the Prince Wine Store courses is that we always use bench-mark wine examples in the curriculum.
Prince Wine Store requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Prince Wine Store to organise a refund or transfer
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Prince Wine Store or organised by Prince Wine Store must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Prince Wine Store.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Prince Wine Store unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Prince Wine Store classes and events or on Prince Wine Store's premises. (For use of Prince Wine Store marketing materials).
Prince Wine Store requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer.
In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.