Learn from the experts at
Decanter’s tutored tastings. Tickets are sold separately from
Grand Tasting tickets. Each masterclasses lasts 90 minutes, and
tickets cost £48.
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11.00 Tuscany - The New
Speaker: Steven Spurrier
Tuscany is famous for its
prestigious trio of often very expensive DOCG wines: Chianti
Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
On the coast, to the south and west of these appellations, lies
Italy’s new frontier: Bolgheri and the Maremma, where some
of the most exciting new wines are emerging. Steven Spurrier leads
this masterclass, comparing Tuscany’s most established wines
with today’s outstanding rising stars.
13.30 Barolo - The Importance of the
Speaker: Ian d'Agata
Names such as Bussia, Cannubi and
Brunate are renowned vineyards in the Barolo area, producing wines
that command premium prices, but what defines them in terms of
taste and style? Ian D’Agata, an Italian based award-winning
journalist and professional wine lecturer with specialist
knowledge of Barolo, takes us through the fascinating world of
these sought-after, single vineyard wines.
16.00 Amarone Families
Speaker: Peter McCombie MW
Amarone, the Veneto region’s
most respected wine, has just been awarded prestige DOCG status.
To celebrate this, a group of top family producers has come
together to share the unique qualities of this exceptional wine,
which, due to the bespoke grape-drying process, gives an
extraordinarily complex tasting sensation. The “Amarone
Families” association includes the great names of the Veneto
and each will present a wine in this magnificent masterclass.