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Back to (Wine) School at Vini e Fritti

More classes coming in early 2019 - check back here or follow us on Instagram for the latest.

Increase your wine knowledge at our Saturday afternoon wine classes at Vini e Fritti, our wine bar in the Redbury Hotel. Each week this fall, sommeliers from our sister restaurant Marta lead a wine tasting of a different wine region or style. Learn how to taste like a pro, the secrets to perfect food pairings, and the stories behind some of our favorite bottles. Come to one class or come for them all— these sessions are perfect for libation lovers of any level.

Includes 6 wines and light snacks
Saturdays, 2-3pm


Past Classes:

September 8th: Island Whites
Sardegna, Sicily, Corsica oh my! Explore the wide variety of indigenous grapes grown throughout the islands of Italy and France.
September 15th: Volcanic Wines
 It's not all about Etna. Find out why the wines grown on the rugged slopes of volcanoes are the hottest thing around.  

September 22nd: #BringthePagne: Understanding Champagne
Explore this celebratory wine as we go behind the bubble and distinctive sparkle of this effervescent wine.
September 29th: Orange Wine: Autumn's Answer to Rosé
Get as excited about orange wine as we are--learn what it is and why it's one of the hottest trends in wine.

October 6th: Organics and Biodynamic
Organic and biodynamic is more than just a certification. From vine to bottle, we'll explore what makes them special.  

October 13th: Indigenous Grapes Varieties of Piedmont
Barolo and Barbaresco may be the King and Queen of Piedmont wines but there are plenty of other exciting wines to explore.

October 20th: Food and Wine Pairing
What goes with what? What are the rules? Are there rules? Marta Sommelier Mackenzie will guide us through a tasting tackling these burning questions and more! 

October 27th: The Trailblazing Women of Italy 
More women continue to carry on their family’s legacy by managing wine estates that have been in their families for generations. We only wish there were time for more than 6 wines!

November 3rd: Exploring Nebbiolo*
Barolo and Barbaresco are not the only King and Queen of Nebbiolo. Join us for a comparative tasting and wine-fueled debate over who deserves the throne.
*this class will include 4 wines of older vintages, rather than 6 wines.