Event Report: Vintages Pre-Release Tasting — Illustrious Italians with Special Guest - Italian Wine Scholar Instructor Matt Webb
Reported by Christian Marcoux
Vino Italiano con amore!
I wasn’t a big Italian wine drinker before attending this event. I only knew there were many types of grapes and styles, making it difficult to choose, and some are very expensive. However, thanks to the President of the Guild, Bill Ellis, and his special guest and instructor at the Italian Wine Scholar, Matt Webb, I have changed my mind.
This duo of Italian wine lovers made us taste 13 wines in four flight; the first of which was a flight of white wines. I was very grateful to have a chance to taste such amazing wine while receiving great insight from Matt about Italian winemaking and regions.
My three wine choices for Hidden Gem, Best Value and Best of the Night were quite challenging to choose.
Vintages Pre-Release Tasting — Illustrious Italians with Special Guest - Italian Wine Scholar Instructor Matt Webb
With Fall upon us, thoughts of drinking light fruity wines on the patio turn to thoughts of more robust wines paired with hearty stews and roasts next to a warming fire. The October 27th Vintages release is featuring premium Italian wines.
Joining Guild President Bill Ellis will be special guest Matt Webb who teaches the Italian Wine Scholar program at the Vendange Institute. Matt’s depth of knowledge on Italy and it’s wines will make this evening not only a great tasting and a good opportunity to taste new releases but will allow attendees the chance to gain a deeper knowledge of Italian Wine.
We encourage you to register early as all members signed up by Saturday, October 21, 2018, will be invited to suggest a few of their choices from the release. We will consider the requests as we make the final selection, particularly looking at popular items based on multiple responses along with any creative thematic suggestions.
The VPR is an opportunity to “try before you buy” a number of wines to be released by Vintages on the following Saturday. Taste some selected, expensive, highly reputed wines that might not cross your palate otherwise and also have the chance to discover wines offering exceptional price/quality ratios and affordable lesser-known premium quality products that are well-made bargains.
Sponsored Guests: $79.10