Tourists know Venice as the shining gem in Northeastern Italy, but for wine lovers the riches of the region extend far beyond Venice's murky lagoons. Outside the city, the surroundings changes - the Alps are in the distance, verdant plains and gravelly hillsides dot the landscape and there are vines everywhere in two exciting wine regions: the Veneto, home of Amarone, and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. Both produce exciting wines, and it is the crisp exciting whites and the unexpectedly deep reds of Friuli that I focus on in a seminar for Simply Italian.
"Friul, Land of Caves, Land of Wines" is a seminar I will give with three producers from the sub-region of Friuli Grave exploring both the reds and whites of this important (and tasty) region. The seminar is from 10 to 11am. At 11:30 my good friend Charlie Arturaola will offer a seminar on the wines of the Veneto and then at 1pm, Riccardo Curbastro (an excellent producer of Franciacorta himself) will show the wines of the consortium Federdoc.
All three seminars and a lunch are open to the trade only, so you must have a connection to the wine industry or the media. For more information and to register, click here to visit Simply Italian.