Barolo to Valpolicella, Brunello to Zibibbo: the Italian Wine Festival - Milwaukee Only
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Event Date Saturday, January 27, 2 - 4 pm
Event Type Wine Tasting Festival
Italy is synonymous with wine. As one of the largest producers of wine in the world and with more vines in the ground than all but two other countries, Italy is a vino powerhouse where every part of the country produces some form of wine.
Italy’s early Greek settlers christened the country Oenotria or Land of the Vine. By its fall in the fifth century, the Western Roman Empire had established every modern European wine-growing region except Bordeaux. And the first-century Roman naturalist and philosopher Pliny the Elder introduced ideas of site selection and vine husbandry that are still relevant to today’s growers.
Today, Italian wines marry modern grape-growing and winemaking practices with three millennia of oenological heritage. Italy makes nearly five billion liters of wine annually, the most of any country in the world. Not just the most, but the most diverse. No country can challenge Italy’s amazing variety of delicious wines, its wealth of indigenous local grapes, and its seemingly endless supply of intriguing wine styles.
How to taste through this amazing country? With the Italin Wine Festival, of course! We will ample an enormous variety of Italy’s wines, from the greats of Nebbiolo from Barolo and Brunello to lesser-known varietals such as Prié Blanc from Valle d’Aosta, Frappato from Sicily, and Teroldego and Nosiola from the Dolomites.
So join us for a delicious day of discovery—one 3,000 years in the making!
Wines to be tasted: TBA