Italian sparkling wines - Prosecco and beyond

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Join us to look beyond Prosecco and explore the world of Italian sparkling wines.

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In the last 10 years, Prosecco has taken the sparkling wine world by storm. But the incredible commercial success of basic Prosecco DOC has overshadowed the dazzling diversity that exists not only in Italian sparkling wines made throughout Italy but also within the Prosecco universe itself.

During this one-hour webinar Flavio Grassi DipWSET, Director and Educator, AccademiaVino, will explore the different expressions of Prosecco, the uniqueness of Lambrusco and the elegance of Franciacorta, mentioning significant examples of sparkling wines from other parts of Italy.

We will also hear a contribution by Stefano Gava, head winemaker for Villa Sandi.

During the webinar Flavio will taste the following three wines:
1. La Rivetta Cartizze di Valdobbiadene Cartizze Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut, Villa Sandi
2. Lambrusco Reggiano DOC "Concerto", Medici Ermete
3. Franciacorta Brut Satèn, Ferghettina

If you would like to participate in the tasting but are unable to procure the same products, you might replace them with
1. Any Brut Cartizze Prosecco
2. A premium dry red Lambrusco
3. Any Franciacorta Satèn


Flavio Grassi DipWSET, Director and Educator, AccademiaVino

After an early and somewhat accidental airline career, Flavio joined two of his passions, journalism and wine, as an editor of one of Italy's leading wine magazines. A desire for more people contact brought him to set up wine classes as a side business to his day job, until the side business completely took over when he founded AccademiaVino. The school, which has been a WSET Approved Programme Provider since 2013, has enjoyed constant growth since its foundation and now offers WSET qualifications in its permanent premises in Milan and Rome as well as in other locations around Italy. Since 2020, in-person classes have been supplemented by online streaming courses supported by the exclusive, patent-pending, MignonVino® sample bottling system.

This event does not necessarily constitute official WSET course material and should not be used as such.

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