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Course on Italian and Apulian wines

wineryThose to whom this course is directed:
   This course is aimed at lovers and connoisseurs of good Italian wine and also at those who work in the field of wine study and in the wine business.

Contents of the course:
   The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the world of traditional Italian wine production and to types of wine making methods, combining the study of the vocabulary with that of oenological tradition and with the various phases and techniques of cultivation and production. During the course one will analyse Italian wines, in particular wines of Apulia. Furthermore there will be a guided tour of a wine cellar. We shall enter right into the heart of the business to understand the manufacturing processes in all their stages.

Programme:

wine tasting- Analysis of the more important Italian grape varieties.
- Cultivation strategies.
- Techniques of harvesting and treading.
- Techniques of wine making for red, white and rose wines.
- The method champerois, the method charmat and malolattic fermentation.
- Drawing off from the vat.
- Stabilisation, filtration and preservation.
- Refining in wooden casks.
- Bottling.
- Aging of red wines.
- Matching wine with a meal.
- The art and techniques of tasting, from the choice of wine glass to the right temperature of the wine and to the organoleptic analysis.

preparazione alla degustazione del vino degustazione del vino

Starting dates: every two weeks
Duration: one or more weeks
Course hours: 2 meetings a week of 2-3 hours each. More meetings a week can be selected. The course is for individuals but courses for small groups can be organised on request.
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  • Tina and Lionel fron London italian language schoolLionel and I loved the school because:
    - They have a nice, professional, dynamic team and they are very flexible, they can adapt their lessons to your needs.
    - They are located in Otranto, it's a beautiful, very interesting and incredibly rich in history part of Italy…read more >>
  • Maryse et Sylvianne from Belgium Chère Barbara, Nous voici bien rentrées de vacances, un peu mélancoliques d'avoir dû abandonner l'Italie. Nous avons été enchantées des cours que tu nous a donnés et entretenons notre italien en lisant dans la langue: nous ne voulons pas perdre les bénéfices obtenus…read more >>
  • Annie from France ...Nostro gruppo ha avuto un'insegnante particolarmente competente che ha tenuto un corso tanto interessanto e vivo. Con la tua contribuzione entusiastica e grazie alle visite, ho possuto discoprire una regione tanto bella e particolare che non conoscevo, e la cultura affascinante della Grecia Salentina…read more >>
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  • Anna from Sweden I have had a wonderful summer, I got to know a lot of new people and got a lot of new friends. I was staying two more weeks in Italy before I went home to Sweden, I went to St Benedetto del Tronto, Verona and Venezia, but I must say that I liked Otranto and Salento much much better. Thank you Barbara for everything. It has been the best summer in my life!read more >>
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