BLOG: Why (and when) you should be drinking Italian white wines
Italian red wines may get all the attention, but insiders know that Italian whites are as varied and interesting as the country’s reds. Italy’s multitude of mountains and hills ensures wines with bright acidity—the hallmark of Italian whites.
Acidity is what makes a wine food friendly, and Italian white wines do not disappoint. From appetizers through dessert, there is a perfect Italian white for your table. READ MORE
First Italian Wine Scholar classes at selected schools
Italian Wine Scholar Manuals (Unit 1) have started to ship around the globe and most e-learning modules have been released!
"Enjoyed Andrew’s lectures and accounts which had no wasted words, precise and insightful. He is a true professional and up-to-date scholar (rare) whose precise explanation was very helpful" Yuki Saito, AIWS, CS, Wine Writer/Journalist, San Francisco, California.
Classics such as foie gras, duck confit or cassoulet are soul-satisfying, traditional dishes that originate from this region! It is also rich in freshwater fish, truffles, cèpes and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
"Andrew went above and beyond with a serious and significant effort to enhance the learning value of the study trip through his daily talks on the bus, his commentary on the visits, his portable reference library and his impeccable follow through on every single question that came up" Lisa Benhke, Wine Enthusiast, Fort Myers, Florida
"It is a trip I was looking for which goes deep into the secret of Champagne. Organization was just perfect as was the selection of the houses, the restaurants, the wines. Essie Avellan MW was the soul of the trip with her personal charm, deep knowledge and professional humor. I recommend this trip to those interested to learn deeply about the region, the culture, the people, and Champagne" Olimpia Brandhuber, OPiA Events, Romania, www.opia.ro
Lindsay is sommelier with Daniels Broiler in the WA state.
"I started out as a wine enthusiast which lead me, along with the right circumstances, to begin working part time in a local tasting room in Woodinville, WA. Working there helped me realize that I truly have a passion for wine and would love to pursue it as a career. I began studying and researching in my free time which eventually lead me to my new career path. I now work as a sommelier for Daniels Broiler.
I have passed the level one sommelier test through the Court of Master Sommeliers. I do believe that the FWS program has greatly advanced my level of knowledge.
I plan to enroll in the Italian Wine Scholar course as well as the Certified Exam through the Court."