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Online - Sip-size: Introduction to Tuscany

16 Aug 2022 7:00 - 07:45 pm
Online via Zoom (link provided on purchase)

To celebrate the launch of our exciting Italian wines campaign, we’re taking our Sip-Size session to the famous Italian region of Tuscany.

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In this 45-minute Sip-Size session, Anna Spooner of the Tastings Team will explore the region’s most famous export, Chianti, as well as unpick the difference between Montepulciano and Montalcino. We’ll discuss the region’s indigenous grapes, the styles of wine produced and even the ‘super-Tuscan’ wines that took the world by storm.

This is an ideal event for anyone looking to learn a little more about Italian wines with a glass or two in hand – if they wish!

Wines that Anna will be using to tell the story of Tuscany can be found below. We encourage you to buy one, two or even all three of the wines to enjoy as you listen, however it's not mandatory to join in!

Chianti Rùfina, Frascole 2019

Enrico and Elisa Lippi, are both trained agronomists and look after their org...

Italy     £12.50   Bottle     £150.00   Case of 12

Chianti Classico, Castello La Leccia 2019

Luxury and class were the oft-quoted descriptors from our Wine Champions tast...

Italy     £13.50   Bottle     £162.00   Case of 12

Brunello di Montalcino, Val di Suga 2016

Val di Suga gains complexity because Andrea Lonardi has used grapes from thre...

Italy     £28.00   Bottle     £168.00   Case of 6

Our sip-size events are the ideal way to explore the world of wine from the comfort of your home. The 45-minute sessions are a friendly mix of wine education and evening entertainment presented by The Wine Society’s very own Tastings Team.

Each week a different topic is tackled from grape varieties to regions; wine styles and production methods but always ensuring that the session is suitable for all levels – only a love of wine or a thirst for a little more knowledge required. We’ll provide recommendations for three wines to taste alongside each event, but of course you’re welcome to join with any wine you choose – or even a cup of tea!

Still not sure if sip-size is for you? Check out our previous sip-size sessions on our YouTube channel here.

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner is the Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. She joined the team in 2018 after working at The West London Wine School as a wine tutor and loves to bring her passion for wine education to our members. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2021.

How do I use Zoom? 

After successfully registering for an event, we will send you a link to the event via email and all you then need to do is follow this link directly to the event, no passwords required. Please see our ‘How to use Zoom’ guide for more information. 

How much do these events cost? 

Our virtual events are free to register and attend. Optional food and wine suggestions are advertised on the event page.

Are the events recorded?

Most of our events are recorded for our YouTube channel. However, others are privately recorded for registered members only.If you are unsure where to find a recording, email tastings@thewinesociety.com

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