An Introduction to Italian Wine: Regions, Quality Levels and Winetasting with Rachel Erdman
I have loved Italian wines for many years and now I have a better understanding of why. Rachel explained all the specifics of the names, regions and grapes for each type.
It was good but too much time spent on history and not enough on the wines themselves
Rachel gave us an incredible journey into Italian wines!! It was so well organized, with enough visuals to make a lot of information easy to understand. She has a great speaking; so clear along with good pacing. Thank you.....I learned so much.
Rachel obviously knows Italy, their language and wine very well. My goal in taking this class was to be able to order Italian wine in a restaurant and this class did not help in any way. From the start, I attempted to take notes which was impossible due to all the Italian I did not know. I tried to write down wines that Rachel likes but how do I know if I will like them? At the very end, she said "if you like cab, here are some wines you might like". That is exactly what I needed, a comparison to wines that are more familiar. Again, I could not write those names down either and then the class ended. My suggestions: send out copies of her presentation ahead of time so we can follow the language; recommend wines SLOWLY and describe the taste in a way an uninformed person would understand.