Side by Side: French and Italian Wines

Join us as we bring together two of the wine world’s heavy hitters: France and Italy. Taste your way through both countries as we explore rivaling grapes, styles, and histories. You’ll have the opportunity to go through each category, with side-by-side comparisons of what these European mainstays have to offer. From the fizz of Champagne to the earthy reds of Alba, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of how French and Italian wines stand up to each other.

Learning Objectives:

Familiarize attendees with the background of French and Italian wine traditions.
Gain a solid understanding of how French and Italian wines compare to one another.
Explore the differences and similarities of wines through side-by-side tastings.

Guests Will Receive:
Tasting pours of eight wines that each demonstrate traditional French and Italian winemaking.
Two hours of education and Q&A lead by expert sommelier, Kimberly Severson.
A light palate-cleanser.
Access to Astor Center’s state-of-the-art tasting facility.

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