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Can you learn everything there is to know about blind tasting in 4 minutes? No, not even 4 years but I do hope to reveal what is behind the curtain a bit, to show that blind tasting is a learnable skill, versus the more common refrain, that some of us are just more sensitive than others.

Wine has become an ever increasing part of our courses, and half of our staff are graduated sommelier and the other half are currently studying. I hope you enjoy this video and that you leave comments on it and the others on our Youtube channel.

And be all means, come to our wine course next May. We’d love to teach more about the wines of Southern Italy.

We’ll be posting a new video every week, and starting our new Youtube-based show in January.

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Silvestro Silvestori
Sommelier / Owner / Director of The Awaiting Table Cookery School, Lecce, Italy

Silvestro Silvestori, the owner, founder and director of The Awaiting Table Cookery School, Lecce, Italy has been teaching the food and wine of Puglia and particular- Italy’s Salentine peninsula since 2003. In addition to his knowledge of Pugliese food and culture, Silvestro is a nationally-certified sommelier in Italy, and a staff writer for Wine & Spirits magazine, covering all their Southern Italian food and wine content. He has also appeared on American, Australian, Belgian, British, Chinese, Dutch and Italian television, and Italy’s most respected newspaper called him, ‘A national treasure’, and ‘THE anthropologist of the traditional cuisine of the Salento’ for his work in preservation and promotion of Salentine’s food and wine.

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