Food & Wine
We offer WINE TRIP INFOTAINMENT EVENTS for visitors to Verona Or for corporate groups at the Italian venue they prefer (Winery - Hotel and congress center - Villa)
- Incentivation programmes
- TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
- WINE TRIP courses and tasting
Visit our dedicated website http://www.winetripitaly.com
Do you know Verona?
It’s a special place, a living medieval city built on roman foundations. This still affects people’s lifestyle especially the way they relate to the food products and wine that come in from the surrounding countryside. There’s an unbroken centuries old tradition of going for the best and the Veronese have turned their enjoyment of good food and fine wines into an art!
We believe that familiarity with a country’s wine and food is a key to understanding its culture and a better knowledge of an area’s local products helps the wine tourist to see a destination’s cultural landscape in a new light.
We are taking people to the heart of this area’s food & wine culture - that means genuine wining and dining experiences. On the second step of this journey we offer formal lessons and training classes leading to practical sessions of tasting and testing.
"Starting from the city's hostelries and taverns we moved to wineries in the countryside guided by local wine experts"
TOURING and TRAINING Format includes:
- WINE TRIP, infotainment in full immersion courses with training in wine tasting aimed at the most demanding and curious wine and food tourists
- INCENTIVATING group activities of team building based on wine tasting for corporate clients
TALKING ABOUT THE WINE TRIP courses and tastings, we offer a number of different experiences: a foundation course of approximately 2 ½ hours aimed at those with limited time available or a course of 4 hours;
1) Tasting the Wines of the Veneto – The Standard Lesson that can be done in any language and will be part of the Day and Half-Day Trips.
Length: 2 and ½ hours
Venue: A restaurant or osteria in Verona Wines Tasted: Prosecco, Soave, Valpolicella, Amarone
How to taste wines – What aspect, fragrance and flavor can tell us about a wine’s quality, grape varieties and age. Describing flavors, fragrances and textures. Vocabulary – both technical and descriptive language. The descriptions of a wine technician may be quite different from those of a wine journalist, a restaurateur or a wine collector. All are valid, but each reflects different ways of making a useful memory, one that will help the taster make future decisions about the wine he or she buys and drinks.
The Wines of the Veneto: Prosecco, Soave, Valpolicella (mention Superiore/Ripasso), Amarone.
Locating the vineyard zones and discussing what makes the zones special. The principal indigenous grape varieties used in the wines. A brief explanation of how the wines are made, including a brief description of how sparkling wine is made (for Prosecco) and a description of appassimento - the process that makes Amarone wine special.
Matching Wines with food - How the flavors of food affect a taster’s perception of a wine’s flavor. Cheese Experiment, Apple Experiment – these shows how food changes one’s perception of a wine’s flavor.
2) 4 hour Version (Course A) The Veneto Wine Experience
Venue: A winery
The above Standard Course, plus: A visit to a winery and to atmospheric drying lofts.
An expanded lesson on matching wine with food.
Veneto Wines Sampled: Prosecco, Soave, Valpolicella (+Superiore/Ripasso), Amarone
4 hour Version (Course B) Soave Crus
The Standard Wine Tasting Course, plus Visit to the medieval town of Soave, visit to the castle (perhaps) A carriage ride through the vineyards (perhaps) Lunch at an interesting local restaurant.