Terronia: The New School of Southern Italian Wine
Terronia: the day course
(For longer Wine Courses, please check our Class Calendar for 2019 or write us).
How much can you learn about Southern Italian wine in one evening? You’re about to find out.
We start at 17:00 with walking tour of the historic centre of Lecce, to visit the city’s largest enoteca. You’ll learn how to better shop for Italian wine, to read an Italian label, the value of vintages and how the choice of bottle shape transmits more information than we might think. You’ll never mistake DOCG with IGT (P) again.
We’ll head back to the school and have a chalkboard talk on the act of tasting, and how to do it more critically. We’ll pour three reds- blind- and discuss what is actually in the glass, in the absence of any labels or ceremony.
We’ll talk about Southern Italian wine production, both historically and today. How the wine has been fashioned out of the atypically geography, of the history of invasion, of the quest for sugar and sunlight concentrated in the bottle.
We’ll pour 7 southern Italian wines- usually three whites, a pink and three reds, and learn about each of them. From two volcanos- one active, one dormant- to the ‘heel’, to the ‘toe’ and back again. You’ll gain insight into some of the most beguiling wines on earth, paradisaically, both ancient and modern at the same time.
We’ll have a 4-course, staff prepared dinner, dishes chosen to bring out the best in each wine. We’ll study how the wine evolves in the glass, how they pair best with which dishes. We’ll linger, exchange contacts and have you pointed back to your bed and breakfast by midnight. Class taught by our owner, an Italy-trained sommelier, teacher, professional wine writer and television presenter.
Held on select Saturdays or by reservation the rest of the year. For more information text us on What’s App or send us an email.
10 wines. Lesson, dinner and take away notes. 245 Euro per person. From 17:00 to 24.00. The historic centre of Lecce.
The Logistics at a Glance.
Where: At our Lecce school, in the historic centre.
When: On Saturdays, throughout the year. From 17:00 to 24:00
Where you sleep: in Lecce. Recommendations in Student Services.
How much? 245 Euro
Taught in: English
Best way to arrive, depart, maximise your time with us: Everything is spelled out in our Student Services. You’ll be given access!
Who thrives here: Those looking to learn about wine, Southern Italy and to understand the Old World’s approach to wine, as a sense of place.
Who doesn’t: Wine snobs, or those that don’t enjoy spending time around those that know less that they do. Those seeking non-Southern Italian wine.