Learn about Wine in the place where it was created! Calabria- the Southern Italy.
In conjunction with Villa Dante- International Center for the Study of Italian Language and Culture, the sommelier of Tropea’s La Munizione Wine Bar is offering special courses on wine appreciation, regional wines, and advanced wine tasting. Students enrolled at Villa Dante for at least one month of intensive classes, or who have reached intermediate level, may enroll in these supplementary classes to be held on the bar’s terrazzo with breathtaking views of the Tyrrenian Sea at sundown.
Historically, Calabria has always had the perfect climate for creating wine and is believed to be where wine was first created. In ancient times, Calabria was called “Enotria”, the land of wine. The Greeks believed its lands created the most delicious and treasured wines, including the famous Cremissa, official wine of the Olympics. These traditions continued through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and today are maintained by wine connoisseurs the world over.
Villa Dante offers students a chance to try wines from all over the world and to develop a sense of what fits their own singular tastes. Classes cover wine etiquette (how wine is served, tasting techniques and terms), wine for your health, vintages, regional and national wines, the relationship between foods and wines, how wine is bottled and stored, and other related topics.
With only a little bit of guidance from local experts, you will be able to appreciate wine in a whole new way for the rest of your life!
*Classes offered three hours per week for 2 weeks.
*The price is euro 180 and includes wine samples and an abundant variety of antipasti at each lesson. The class is guaranteed for a minimum of three students and a maximum of seven. Individuals and couples may arrange for classes at a higher price or for less hours.
*Villa Dante students also receive a discount for all meals taken at the bar.