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Online Fine Wine Tasting: Nebbiolo: King of Wines, Wine of Kings with Jimmy Smith

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2 hours

Event Description

WLWS founder Jimmy Smith is hosting another much-anticipated Nebbiolo masterclass! Jimmy Smith, is an Italian Wine Scholar Master and was recently awarded the Best Italian Wine Educator of 2018 by the Wine Scholar Guild in February 2019. Jimmy has been teaching the diverse wine regions of Italy with gusto through his Italian Wine Scholar courses. He has been thoroughly impressed with the range and diversity of Nebbiolo from Northern Italy, and not only Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG. Join Jimmy as he takes you through numerous high-quality DOC & DOCGs, including:

Wines on Tasting:

  • Cave de Donnas, Valle d’Aosta DOC, 2017
  • Paolo Balgera, Grumello, Valtellina DOCG, 2004
  • Torraccia del Piantavigna, Gattinara DOCG, 2007
  • Produttori di Carema, Carema DOC, 2016
  • Pelassa, San Lorenzo, Barolo DOCG, 2013
  • Produttori di Barbaresco, Barbaresco DOCG, 2016

The wines range from £25 - £50 from 2004 to 2017 vintages. This is an excellent tasting showcasing one of the most impressive complex grape varieties in the world that has a regal history. Barolo and Nebbiolo became famous due to the efforts of the Marquise of Barolo, Giulia Falletti, who produced dry red wines at her Barolo estate and she introduced these wines to the aristocratic circles of Torino. Thanks to the Marquise, the wines attracted the interest and attention of the Savoyard royal family who acquired winemaking estates in the Barolo area themselves (notably in Verduno and Serralunga d’Alba, where the once royal estate Fontanafredda is still active today).The wines were so prized that they became liquid ambassadors for the House of Savoy among the royal courts of Europe and laid the foundation for its longstanding international recognition as the re dei vini e vino dei re (king of wines and wine of kings).

TASTING FEE STRUCTURE: For this special two-hour tasting, an exclusive tasting kit is included in the listed price which includes a 75ml tasting sample of each wine, as well as tasting mat, tasting note paper and pen. Note: Tasting kits will be despatched to attendees within the week leading up to the tasting.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only able to deliver tasting kits to UK addresses at this time.

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: 85REGONLY when checking out to ensure you just pay the registration cost. 

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.

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