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In quality, quantity and pure enjoyment, Italy is the world’s greatest wine-grower. But until the 1950’s, most Italian wine was sold in bulk, with no reference to grape, region or vintage. How did this nation known for straw-wrapped bottles of plonk transform into America’s favorite import? Join advanced sommelier, Mary Ross, in this virtual class as we taste 3 favorite Italian wines, practice Italian wine terms and discuss traditional and New World food pairings for Italian wine!
To enhance your experience, we recommend you’re tasting the same wines with Mary Ross during class. Order your three 750ml bottles of Italian wine by 12/12 for curbside pickup from The Chopping Block Lincoln Square on Tuesday 12/8, Thursday 12/10, or Saturday 12/12 from 3-5pm.
Wines Featured in Class:
If you’re unable to pick up the wines from TCB, we recommend you procure bottles featuring the same region and grape. This includes:
If you’re looking for classic food to complement these wines, Mary suggests Italian cured meats, cheeses and/or pizza! Or, order one of our charcuterie and cheese plates available for curbside pickup on Friday, 12/11 from 4-5pm.
Our virtual tastings, via Zoom, are a fun opportunity to watch your sommelier in action. Our Zoom moderator will make sure your questions submitted through the chat option are answered during or after class. The tasting packet will be provided upon registration.
Since our stores remain closed for COVID-19, we unfortunately cannot accept gift cards as form of payment for virtual classes at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience!
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This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.
Please note: all virtual class sales are final. All virtual students will receive a recording of the class within 48 hours of the class.
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Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well...
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Learn more about the many types of aromatic white wines in this workshop and how to recognize them in a blind tasting. We'll help you discover how to identify and profile the similarities and differences of aromatic dry to off-dry white wines using the most challenging flights. Global wine regions are also considered as you learn to decipher...
Monday May 10th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time
Kevin’s deep and lasting love of French wines means he has had a chance to enjoy lots of them from all over the country! However, he believes that there is one specific region in France that has it all: Bordeaux! Dry Whites...Sweet Whites...Light-, Medium- and Full-bodied Reds. Bordeaux is also rich with history and has no shortage...
Monday May 10th, 7pm - 8pm Eastern Time
Home to Big Sur’s rugged and distinct coastline, the quaint village of Carmel, and Pebble Beach golf courses, understanding the Monterey wine region is a must! In this course, you will learn about Monterey’s Thermal Rainbow, the Blue Grand Canyon, the Santa Lucia Highlands, other distinctive AVAs and the Gabilan Mountains as we climb from...
Wednesday May 12th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
Master Sommelier David Glancy will help you discover to how identify and profile the similarities and differences of wines from thin-skinned grapes in the most challenging flights. Global wine regions are also considered as Master Glancy helps you decipher the differences between regional and varietal influences. This workshop is part...
Monday May 17th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time
This region is essential to your professional knowledge and wine education as it is by far the fastest growing region in California, gaining attention for its Cabernet, Zinfandel, Rhone style wines and more. Learn the fundamentals including: primary grapes, climate, the 11 new AVAs within Paso Robles, and the characteristics and contrasts of...
Wednesday May 19th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
Master Sommelier David Glancy helps students tackle the most challenging flights of wines from thick-skinned red grapes. Explore examples from jammy to tannic to identify the similarities and differences in each grape and discuss the major regions globally and as you learn to decipher the differences in regional versus varietal identity. This...
Monday May 24th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time
The last session in the program presents a dynamic overview of this exceptional region that produces of some of the most desired wines of the world. Proximity to the Pacific Ocean, varied mesoclimates, and a long growing season make a great combination. Conclude your knowledge with being able to understand and articulate the importance of the...
Wednesday May 26th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time
Master Sommelier David Glancy helps students tackle the most challenging flights of sparkling wines, fortified wines and non-fortified dessert wines. Learn to identify the similarities and differences in each wine and discuss the major regions and styles globally. Decipher what differences are derived from grape variety, terroir, vineyard practices,...
Monday Jun 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time
In this workshop, Master Sommelier David Glancy guides students to be fast, fluid tasters. Students will continue to practice their improved blind tasting skills using various techniques and drills to sharpen their focus and improve their timing. Master Glancy will also teach students exam preparation and test-taking strategies to help students work...
Monday Jun 14th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time
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