Italy produces the most wine of any country in the world. It is also home to hundreds (perhaps thousands) of wine-producing grapes. In this tour of Italy (hosted at Carnegie Cellars), we will sample sparkling and still red and white wines from various regions around the country. There will be something to suit everyone’s taste!
Please note: Attendees must be 21+ to participate in tasting. A small selection of appetizers will be provided. Vegetarian options will be available.
This class is appropriate for ages 21+.
This class will take place indoors at Carnegie Cellars, located at 247 N Goodman St, Rochester, NY 14607.
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Bruce Smoller began his exploration of wine many years ago, when he lived close to Napa Valley. His serious study began in earnest when he moved to Rochester seven years ago. Bruce enrolled in the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust program of wine sciences and is currently working through level 4 (diploma) of the series. He has diversified his wine studies, completing French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Scholar and Spanish Wine Expert exams, along with Master level courses in the wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, and Rioja. Along the way, Bruce has also completed courses in fine wines of Napa Valley, Oregon, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Portugal, Argentina, Champagne and Switzerland. He otherwise spends his time working as a Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he serves as the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
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