Online Wine Classes | Tour of Italy – Top to Toe


Classes are on Thursdays October 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 5:00pm PST.  Each online class includes interactive instruction and tastings* via Zoom.

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Take online wine classes with Vinolust! Learn all about wine from the comfort of home.

It’s a great time to tour the wonderful wine world of Italy! From North to South we’ll revisit some favorites and sip some new surprises as we dive deep into the various remarkable regions of this peninsula.

Each week in this four part series we taste three different wines from different regions of Italy, with background on the grapes, the region and the people responsible for the beautiful beverages in our glass!

Classes in the series include:

Class 1: Alpine Dreaming – Thursday, October 7th
The first part of our tour covers the great northern DOCs of Italy and some incredible wines – some favorites, some new! – of these regions closest to the Alps.

Class 2: Tuscany is Just the Beginning- Thursday, October 14th
Sure, Tuscany is great – and we will taste that – as well as some other lovely finds from the various parts of Central Italy.

Class 3: Unsung Heroes of South Central – Thursday, October 21st
As we head south along the peninsula we get to explore some truly unique and iconic grapes that are part of the wonderful mystery that is central and southern Italy.

Class 4: The Heel and Beyond – Thursday,  October 28th
The heel of the boot and beyond!  We finish up our adventure with some stellar crowd pleasing wines as we visit the Salento Peninsula and do a little Island Wine hopping.

The accompanying Vinolust Tour of Italy 12-pack is available at Hi-Time Wine Cellars, with all three wines we will taste in each class.  There is also a 4-pack option with 1 wine per class. As always, participants are welcome to source wines for class on their own, or enjoy entirely without!

Wines for class (4-pack wines marked with *)

Class 1
2020 Ottella Lugana ‘ Le Creete’
2020 Cantina Terlano Pinot Bianco Classico
*2017 Produttori del Barbaresco

Class 2
*NV Radice Lambrusco
2020 Colle Stefano Verdicchio di Matelica
2017 San Filippo Rosso Di Montalcino

Class 3
2019 Antinori San Giovanni Orvieto
*2019 Lapio Fiano di Avellino
2015 Liscone Aglianico de Vulture

Class 4
2011 Cosimo Taurino Salice Salentino
*2019 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso
2019 Argiolas 2019 Cannonau “Costera”

Purchase 12-pack here!

Purchase 4-pack here! (link coming October 1)

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Additional Info

* Purchase price of this class does NOT include wine. Wines must be purchased separately at the discretion of the participant, but you are not required to have wines to participate in class.

Vinolust online wine classes run approximately 90 minutes via Zoom meetings, a free video conferencing app.  You can Click here to learn more about how it works and getting started.  We recommend downloading the app at least 30 minutes prior to your first class.

Students have 30 days from the date of the class to access recorded materials.

Please be aware that we record all webinars and classes!  Recordings are made available to Vinolust members depending on membership type and status.  By registering for and participating in any Vinolust webinars or classes the participant is providing consent to being recorded.  We love your beautiful face, but understand if you do not want it to be seen on camera.   You can manage all video and sound settings from within your Zoom portal.  All classes and webinars have participant sound and video turned off initially by default, and these features must be activated by the participant. Cheers!


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