Who has the best wine, Italy or Greece? Well, here’s your chance to settle it once and for all. The Wine School of Philadelphia is hosting Italy vs. Greece: A Wine Tasting Class on Sunday December 17th.
The Wine School of Philadelphia boasts many well known graduates that have turned their passion of wine into careers including Chris Jelepis, owner of Sonata Wines and Neil Ross, the founding Sommelier of the Estia Restaurant Group. Now here’s your chance to sip wine where the pros honed their skills.
This wine-tasting class will bring two of the world’s oldest wine-producing nations head-to-head. Guests will dive deep into the rich history and flavors of wines from both countries. While Philly is renowned for its love for Italian wines, there’s a budding affection for Greek wines too. One is the largest wine importer (more than 33%) to the United States, the most negligible (less than 1%).
“This class is designed to open your eyes to the exceptional wines from Greece while enjoying some top-notch Italian wine. Not only will you savor exceptional wines from Greece and top-tier Italian wines, but you’ll also get to decide the ultimate winner in this Italy-vs-Greece wine face-off,” the wine school states. The tasting starts at 4 pm and tickets are available at vinology.com.
Tasting Sheets from Previous Wine Tasting Classes Include:
1. Kofererhof 2014 Valle Isarco Kerner (Alto Adige, Italy)
2. Koutsoyiannopoulos (Volcan Wines) 2011 Assyrtiko (Santorini, Greece)
1. Fattoria Viticcio 2015 “Bere” Rosso (Tuscany, Italy)
2. Domaine Sigalas 2014 “Mm” Red Blend (Santorini, Greece)
1. Cascina degli Ulivi (Stefano Bellotti) 2014 Semplicemente Rosso (Piedmont, Italy)
2. Domaine Glinavos 2009 Vlahiko (Epirus, Greece)
1. Terre da Vino 2009 La Casa in Collina (Barbaresco, Italy)
2. Alpha Estate 2012 “Hedgehog Vineyard” Xinomavro (Amyndeon, Greece)