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ONLINE TASTING: Jimmys Best of Alto-Adige

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Join wine school founder Jimmy Smith as he leads you through the classic region of Alto-Adige discovering nine fantastic wines.

Jimmy was invited out on his first press trip post covid in September 2021 to the exciting Italian region of the Alto-Adige. Alto Adige is one of Italy’s smallest winegrowing regions with only just over 13,000 acres but the region varies enough to boast seven distinct growing sub-regions and thanks to this geographical position, it is also one of the most multifaceted and diverse. What emerges here are not trendy wines, but rather authentic wines with their own original character. Jimmy was overwhelmingly impressed with the quality of wines across the board and will be showcasing nine (yes NINE) of his top drops featuring mouthwatering whites such as Pinot Bianco (Weissburgunder), the rare and complex Manzoni Bianco, the aromatics of Sylvaner and Kerner and the complex Riesling. In addition there are three superb reds featuring Schiava, Lagrein and Pinot Noir – all exceptional. And for good measure, of course Jimmy is throwing in a beautiful orange wine that is a beautiful spin on Gewurztraminer.


Vineyards in Alto Adige creep up the sides of steep glacial valleys in horizontal rows with the dramatic backdrop of the breath-taking Dolomite Mountains. The winery estates here are commonly called “Schloss” which is the German word for castle/chateau and as the land is so fragmented across steep valley slopes there are many excellent co-operatives (or Cantina in Italian) that produce stunning wines that are also keenly priced. The gorgeous city of Bolzano is smack-bang in the centre of Alto Adige and has some of the most amazing scenery.

Join in on a wonderful tasting, with stories of Jimmy’s trip, pictures of breath-taking scenery and all fuelled by nine wonderful wines.

Tasting Date: Thursday 24 February 2022 at 7:30pm (the tasting will last approximately 1.5 - 2 hours)


For this special two-hour tasting, a wine tasting kit is included in the listed price which includes a 50ml tasting sample of each wine. Note: Tasting kits will be despatched to attendees within the week leading up to the tasting. 

DON'T WANT TO RECEIVE A TASTING KIT? We understand that not everyone will want to receive the wine samples, and would rather just register to participate in the online evening without the wines. That is absolutely fine! The fee to just register for this evening without receiving a tasting kit is £10. Just enter the promotional code: 50REGONLY when checking out to ensure you just pay the registration cost. 


Jimmy Smith will host this exclusive tasting live at 7:30pm on Thursday 24 February 2022. This single-evening tasting will be approximately 1.5 - 2 hours in length. 

Unable to commit on the evening? No problem! Anyone registered for this tasting will gain access to the video recording of the live event, so you can always revisit any of these at anytime in the future - whether its because you missed participating in the live evening or if you want to revisit the presentation at a later date.

Wines Included in Tasting Kit (9 wines):

  • Gumphof Weissburgunder DOC "Praesulis" 2019 £21
  • Alois Lageder, Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT Manzoni Bianco "Fòrra" 2019 £24
  • Pacher Hof, Valle Isarco Sylvaner DOC "Alte Reben" 2018 £30
  • Pacher Hof, Valle Isarco Kerner DOC 2020 £22
  • Falkenstein. Valle Venosta Riesling DOC 2019 £24
  • Grasselli & Wurth, Grawu GTO, Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Bianco IGT, 2019 £25
  • Cantina Girlan, Patricia, Pinot Noir, 2018 £35
  • Cantina Bolzano, Moar, St. Magdalener, 2019 £20
  • Cantina Bolzano, Prestige Grieser Lagrein, Alto-Adige DOC, 2018 £20

RATHER ATTEND THIS TASTING IN-PERSON? We are hosting this same tasting again at our flagship venue in West London on Thursday 21st April 2022 at 7:00pm.

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