Everything that I do is about educating, whether it’s teaching or consulting. We look at the entire world of wine – the business end, the viniculture; viticulture and how everything works – not only how it tastes or smells. 

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Wine 101: Italy


A Thru the Vines 101 Series Workshop

Italy has captivated many of our hearts and palates over the years. It is the place everyone wants to visit.

It has a plethora of fabulous wines that will satisfy any curious wine lover. Vines are planted all over Italy, and they have over 1500 different varieties of grapes, most of them indigenous! There is so much to choose from.

This class will help you decode some of the labels, and regions, to better understand what you are buying. Come discover some new unique every day wines like Barbera and Dolcetto, from the famous and historical ‘land of vines’.

What's Covered


Yes, it translates to 'little sweet one' in Italian

What do you mean by indigenous varieties?

Grapes that you may have never heard of; think beyond Cabernet and Pinot Grigio

Just Reds, right?

In fact, some of the best value whites in the world!

Chianti is an Italian grape right?

Actually that is the name of a famous region, where the grape Sangiovese is king

Private In-Home Classes & Workshops with an intimate, interactive and engaging experience.


Students get hands-on experience with a selection of wines that are covered and discussed in class.


Food pairings are served to explore underlying tastes and learn how, and why, food affects your wine experience.


Know where to go and what you’re looking for with professional advice on your next wine selection.

Get Started.


Ready to organize an event or in-home wine workshop?