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Giro d’ Italian wine

Giro d Italian Wine bottles

This online interactive course will provide you with an overview of Italian wines covering the main wine growing regions of Italy.

Students will taste two wines along with their Italian wine specialist tutor each week. Six wines will be tasted during the course.

Session 1
History, wine laws, Italian wine styles, native grape varieties, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto-Adige, Veneto, Soave, and dry red from Valpolicella.

Session 2
Valtellina, Lombardy, Valle D'Aosta, Piedmont, Barolo, Barbaresco, and Tuscany

Session 3
Lazio and Abruzzo, Marche, Campania, Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata, Sardinia, and Sicily.

This course is suitable for members of the hospitality and retail wine industry and wine hobbyists who wish to gain a basic understanding of Italian wines.

What you will learn

  • Discuss Italian wine styles and major regions
  • Identify 6 key styles/grape varieties using sensory evaluation techniques
  • Describe basic label information about Italian wine styles
  • Italian Food and wine matching

Students are required to purchase their own wines to fully participate in class.

Wine samples for class

The following wine samples for class can be obtained in one convenient ‘Intro to Italy 6 pack” from the following website https://vinoitaliano.com.au/product-line/mixed-doz.html.

The pack contains the following wines:

  • Chianti
  • Primitivo
  • Soave
  • Vermentino
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Valpolicella

Alternatively, you can purchase your own samples of these Italian wines. You can purchase your wines before the course commences once you receive confirmation it is proceeding.  Please contact the Academy if you require assistance or have any questions.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). More information regarding the USI can be found in our FAQs.

Choose your date and location


Thursday, 07 March 2024


6pm - 8pm



Attendance dates

7, 14 & 21 March 2024


1 evening (Thursday) per week for 3 weeks