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Wine Spectator School


Course: Tuscany

Class 1: Tuscany and Sangiovese


TUSCANY: CLASS 1 TASTING
Regional Wines and Foods

 
GOALS AND MATERIALS

Tasting Goals
Taste a range of wines from Toscana. Compare regional and international varieties, paying special attention to the differences in flavor and structure and also pair the wines with regional foods.

 
The Four Wines

Purchase four wines from Tuscany that retail in the $8-15 price range.

Two wines should be white; one made from the Vernaccia grape and another from Chardonnay.

  • The Vernaccia might be from San Gimignano, or both wines might be from the Toscana DO.
  • The wines should be from the same vintage, or within a year or two of each other.
The other two wines should be red; one based mainly on Sangiovese and the other...

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