Wednesday, January 18, 2023

CCR Online Wine Class: Bubbles and Pairings for a Bright Start to 2023 - February 18, 2023

This online tasting will be dedicated to the various styles and varieties of sparkling wine that Italy has to offer. We will look at different styles of production and why various wines can be simple and light or rich and structured. We will go beyond Prosecco and Franciacorta to other emerging wines made with native grapes from regions all over the country. Not only will we taste some lesser known wines, but we will also look at value for money, quality, and Italy's place as a star in the international sparkling wine market. 
Prior to the class, our sommelier will recommend wines and food pairings. Participants can then purchase whichever wines they wish to taste and gather in small groups at home for this wine class. Coordinating will allow you to pool your purchases and taste a larger range of wines.
When: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Time: 7:30-9:00p.m.
Where: on Zoom
Cost: €10 for members, €12 for non-members; advance payment required to confirm your place. 
RSVP: ATTN Linda by Wed. February 15, 2023. You are financially responsible for your reservation. Book soon, as the number of participants is limited for this interactive class.
Cynthia Chaplin is a Vinitaly International Academy certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with Fondazione Italiana Sommelier and the Worldwide Sommelier Association, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. She is the Host of VOICES, covering DEI in the wine industry every Wednesday for the Italian Wine Podcast, and a contributing author and editor in the recently published Wine Democracy (2022) and Italian Wine Unplugged 2.0 (2023). She has her own consulting business, Cynthia Chaplin Wine, and she works with Vinitaly International as Project and Events Manager, as a WSET Certified Educator, and as Editorial Manager and Coordinator of Vinitaly International Academy.