Sunday, January 17, 2021

CCR Online Wine Classes: Malvasia with a Valentine's Twist - February 13, 2021

Our sommelier Cynthia Chaplin has put together a special series of online wine classes.  This is an exceptional opportunity to discover, enjoy and learn about Italian wine and culture from the comfort of our own homes. There will be something new for both novices and for those familiar with Italian wines. We’ll let Cynthia know in advance who is joining so that she can best meet the needs of the participants.

Each class will cover a specific theme and include a bit of history, information about grape varietals, soil, climate, location, and how all those elements affect the final result in the glass. And then we will taste a wine (or two) based on the theme presented. Prior to the class, Cynthia will recommend a selection of wines, allowing participants to purchase whichever ones they wish to taste. She will suggest the type of wine and the region it is from.

The Second class – Malvasia with a Valentine's Twist

We’ll learn about the history of this important grape and how it expresses itself across the country. Beginning with a wine for the northeast and moving to more full bodies and fruitier wines in the central and southern Italy, we will look at how this grape changes due to terroir, how it works in blends, and its potential to regain prestige on the international market. And Cynthia will have a few surprises in celebration of Valentine’s Day!

When: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Time: 6-7:30p.m.
Where: Your Place! Zoom meeting platform
Cost: €10 for members, €12 for non-members; advance payment required to confirm your place. 
RSVP: ATTN Linda by Wed, Feb. 10, 2021. You are financially responsible for your reservation.
Cynthia Chaplin, professional sommelier, member of Le Donne del Vino and professor of Italian wine and culture will give the classes. In Rome she works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars, and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer and a judge at international wine competitions.
The classes will be given in English.