What you'll do
Want to better understand Italian wines? Curious how to best pair them with food? Learn about all things Italian from someone who has spent over a decade living, eating and drinking through Italy! At an urban tasting room in San Francisco's historic Italian district, I'll lead you through a cultural food & wine pairing experience in a fun, small-group format. Wine and more will be gently broken down with a certified Italian sommelier and local food & beverage writer The value extends past the food & drink and will give you memorable useful info not just about Italian wines, but also wine jargon i.e. full bodied, mineral vs fruit forward, high/low acidity, terroir, biodynamic/natural/organic wines, sweet vs dry, tannin, corked, when and when not to decant, etc This experience is perfect for Italian wine lovers of any level and provides great insider tips if you are planning a trip to Italy anytime soon- think of it as a wine tasting/travel consult combo! These wine sessions are designed to be fun, interactive yet informative- not just a dry or stuffy wine lesson! You'll leave with invaluable skills & knowledge you can apply for your next potluck, bday party, wedding wine picks or dinner outing. Join me to feel like you've been transported to an enoteca in Italia
A small tasting board of cheeses, bread, condiments like olives and dried fruit will be present to accompany the tasting…
Each lesson will include a min. of 3 tastings including Italian sparkling, white and red wines from various regions of Italy…
I'm a certified Italian sommelier, established food writer and organize culinary experiences in Italy. My writing can be found on Eater, Vice Munchies, The Guardian, Vogue Magazine and others. I've spent over a decade living & traveling in Italy (Florence, mostly) and hold a Bachelor's Degree in Italian Language & Literature with a minor in Food Studies. I love sharing helpful knowledge about Italy, Italian food and wine with culturally curious travelers & locals!
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Where you'll be
My wine tasting sessions will be conducted in an urban wine bar/tasting room in the heart of North Beach, SF's Italian district. We will have a portion of the tasting room reserved just for our tasting without the distraction of other patrons for a semi-private experience. You'll have the added value of the staff who personally present the wines to provide additional backstory to their relationships with the winemakers
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Tue, 24th Sep From 17:00 to 18:30.
€80 per person
15 of 15 spots left
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 15 guests ages 21 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
*FOR SOLO TRAVELERS: Please send a message BEFORE booking to make sure there are other guests signed up, I am unable to run lessons for just one person at the group rate (sorry!)
Sommelier-led Italian Wine Lesson