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Wines of Sicily
Friday, January 11 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm$61 – $99
According to an ancient Greek myth, the god Dionysus planted the world’s first vineyard in Sicily. That story isn’t too far off: archeologists believe that Mycenaean traders cultivated grapes here as early as 1,500 BC. One of Europe’s most historic areas, Sicily is a melting pot of ancient wine loving cultures.
Sicily is Italy’s oldest and largest wine growing region. In the 18th Century, it was famous for Marsala. In recent years, there’s been a lot of excitement around Sicily’s amazing other wines. The rediscovery of Sicilian terroirs has been accompanied by a boom of small-scale high-quality wine production. Winemakers are producing world-class bottlings with indigenous grape varieties, such as Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato, and Grillo.
Wine lovers who want to learn about what makes Sicilian wines so special will love this class: a wine tasting with generous helpings of history, culture, and geography. From the craggy vineyards of Mount Etna to the northern beaches, this class offers fascinating and illuminating details about this beloved wine region.
The “Wines of Sicily” class at the Wine School of Philadelphia provides wine lovers with a comprehensive understanding of Sicilian wine, from its ancient roots to its modern evolution. The wine selections are amazing, and the instructor has a substantive appreciation of this vibrant wine region.