8/15 Etna and Avellino

8/15 Etna and Avellino


Date/Time: Thursday August 15th, 2019

Location: Perch - 440 Grand Avenue

Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Wine: 8

Food: Cheese & Salumi

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Volcanic soils, rustic villages, pristine coastlines… Italy’s Mezzogiorno is the collection of regions south of Rome and extending to the Islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The Greeks called this area enotrea “land of the vine” and the ancient grapes of Campania and Sicily are exceptional in their individual expression. In this class, we will explore two of the Mezzogiorno’s most iconic areas for winemaking: Mount Etna in Sicily and the province of Avellino in Campania. We will discuss the geography, history and major appellations, while tasting Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, Taurasi and the distinct whites and reds from Mount Etna! These are earth-driven wines coming from volcanic soils; home to the ancient history of winemaking itself. Take your knowledge of southern Italian wines to the next level!

This class will be held at Perch Coffee House on 440 Grand Avenue. Metered street parking is available (meters shut off at 6PM) and there is some residential parking in the area. Please leave a little time to find a spot. Doors open at 6:00PM, so feel free to come in and ask for Paul.



Imported Cheese & Salumi, Olives, Foccacia and grisini



This class will feature Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, Taurasi, Etna Bianco, Etna Rosso and other de-classified wines from Etna and Avellino.