Southern Italy is know for its archaeology and wine. You won't have time for the archaeology but Marcel Flori will help you discover the wine. Long ago Greeks brought non-native grape varieties to this region creating one of the greatest areas of diversity on the earth. Fiano is a creamy white. Greco is another white that thrives in the south. Aglianico is a red, once saved from extinction, that is now known for its aging potential. Gaglioppo is a ruby colored red while Negroamaro is known as the "bitter black". Primitivo might be a relative of California's Zinfandel and is one to this regions most popular varieties. You will understand much about the wine of Southern Italy as a result of your two nights with Marcel sampling the wine of Southern Italy. Students must be 21 years of age or older to enroll. Each week features a tasting.
Regions covered include:
1. Campania, Molise, Puglia
2. Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna