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Italian Wine in Downtown Placerville

Placerville, United States

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Experience hosted by Cooper

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll start with an overview of what happens in the vineyard, production styles, geography, and legislature regarding Italian wine. After a general knowledge is established about Italian wine, we will teach you how to properly taste a glass of wine. We will move from the visual assessment, to the olfactory, and last (but not least), the tasting.

We will taste four Italian wines from different regions all over Italy, comparing and contrasting what is in the glass, and drawing conclusions about the climate, wine production styles, grape varieties, and all the other factors that influence a glass of wine! By the end of the class you will have a great understanding of Italian wine.

Our goal is to make our wine class approachable to all skill levels and to take the intimidation out of discussing wine. We will talk like friends and not make you feel uncomfortable for any questions! We try to take the snob out of wine.

This is a perfect class for those traveling to Italy who would like to have some pre-knowledge or for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge about Italian wine and culture with two experts.
We’ll start with an overview of what happens in the vineyard, production styles, geography, and legislature regarding Italian wine. After a general knowledge is established about Italian wine, we will teach you how to properly taste a glass of wine. We will move from the visual assessment, to the olfactory, and last (but not least), the tasting.

We will taste four Italian wines from different regions all over Italy, comparing and cont…

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What's included

  • Food
    Bread or crackers will be provided to clear our palates between tastes.
  • Drinks
    We will provide 4 glasses of wine:
    -One sparkling
    -One white<br...
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Mon, 1 Mar
15:00 - 16:30
£46 per person
£46 per person
Tue, 2 Mar
15:00 - 16:30
£46 per person
£46 per person
Wed, 3 Mar
15:00 - 16:30
£46 per person
£46 per person

Meet your host, Cooper

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 5 Reviews
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Buongiorno! My husband and I are both Certified 3rd Level Sommeliers and are currently students in the diploma program (Level IIII) of WSET. We are specialized in Italian wine and studied to be Sommeliers in Milan, Italy. Apart from wine, I have a passion for Italian language and culture and have a degree in Italian studies from SFSU.

Marco, my husband, is a Tuscan born Italian with a huge pride for Italian wine. I met him in Italy and studied wine alongside him while toasting our studies with many glasses of Chianti. We have connections with producers in Tuscany and have a vast knowledge of Italian wine and culture.

We love sharing our passion and knowledge with anyone who is interested in learning more about one of the best wine producing countries in the world, Italia! Cin cin!
Buongiorno! My husband and I are both Certified 3rd Level Sommeliers and are currently students in the diploma program (Level IIII) of WSET. We are specialized in Italian wine and studied to be Sommeliers in Milan, Italy. Apart from wine, I have a passion for Italian language and culture and have a degree in Italian studies from SFSU.

Marco, my husband, is a Tuscan born Italian with a huge pride for Italian wine. I met him in Italy and studied wine alongside him while toasting our st…
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Where you'll be

We will be on our gorgeous 1000 square ft deck overlooking a valley of trees, 5 minutes from down town Placerville. The atmosphere on the deck is quite amazing. All the photos featured are from our beautiful deck!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Emily
November 2019
Cooper was extremely knowledgeable about wine and in my 5 years going to wine country on the weekends and tasting I think I learned the most from her during this experience so close to home here in North Beach! She shares with you her love of wine as well as stories from her travels in Italy and of becoming a sommelier there. No matter if you are a local or just visiting SF I would definitely recommend this wine experience to you for a taste of Italy!
Cooper was extremely knowledgeable about wine and in my 5 years going to wine country on the weekends and tasting I think I learned the most from her during this experience so clos…
Briana
November 2019
Cooper and her husband, Marco, were excellent hosts who immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable. They were both so knowledgable about wine and shared so many wonderful tid bits that I had not previously known before the class. Also, they sent us home with a list of their favorite wine recommendations, which I cannot wait to try out! Would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in getting a deeper understanding of Italian wines!
Cooper and her husband, Marco, were excellent hosts who immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable. They were both so knowledgable about wine and shared so many wonderful tid…
Alexis
November 2019
Cooper was an amazing host! She is very knowledgeable about wine, and was able to answer every question we had. I learned a lot about the taste, smell and color of wine that I did not know before. Definitely have some new wine skills now to impress my friends!
Cooper was an amazing host! She is very knowledgeable about wine, and was able to answer every question we had. I learned a lot about the taste, smell and color of wine that I did…
Anthony
November 2019
Such a lovely time with Cooper and the group, I learned SO much about wine and it's gonna be super useful for when I go buy wine on my own. Would definitely take this experience again when I have more time.
Alyssa
November 2019
Cooper was so nice! She and Marco are very knowledgable and super fun to talk to. Plus amazing Italian food recommendations in the city. :)

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

A willingness to learn and a plethora of questions to ask us!