Monday, February 28, 2022

Verona Wine Tasting Trip - March 19, 2022

We're going to wine and dine in Verona! If you love Amarone, Ripasso, Valpolicella and other fine wines from the Veneto region, this is your chance to indulge. Our sommelier, Cynthia Chaplin, has organized a wonderful wine tasting and dinner for us at a lovely little osteria off the beaten track in Verona, where we'll have a private space and fabulous food during a very special exploration of wines from the area. She'll guide us as we taste 5 to 6 Veneto wines and enjoy a set menu – a generous tagliere (charcuterie board) to share for a starter, a choice of two primi, a choice of two secondi, and dessert. It promises to be an fascinating and unique wine tasting experience.

Easy to reach from Rome by fast train, Verona itself is famed for its history and romance, so make a long weekend of this opportunity! Participants can organize their own transportation and accommodation, but we'll coordinate once there to maximize our culinary explorations. The set wine tasting and meal event will be on a Saturday evening.

Space for the wine tasting dinner is limited, so book soon!

When: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Time:  evening – exact time to be confirmed
Where: Verona – details on the restaurant for the tasting will be sent to confirmed participants separately.
Cost: €75 person – includes wine tasting guided by Cynthia (5-6 wines) and dinner. Advance payment for the set wine tasting dinner required. 
RSVP to ATTN Linda by COB on Fri. the 11th of March. Green Passes/Proof of vaccination will be checked and COVID-19 containment measures will be respected.

Cynthia Chaplin is a Vinitaly International Academy certified Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with Fondazione Italiana Sommelier and with the Worldwide Sommelier Association, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a professor of Italian wine and culture. Besides writing articles about wine for magazines and websites, she judges at international wine and sake competitions, and she consults with restaurants and enotecas on developing their wine lists and food pairings. Cynthia is currently a Project Manager and Educator for Vinitaly International Academy, and host on the Voices Series for The Italian Wine Podcast.