Last Thursday, Umbra students attended a wine tasting at a local enoteca in Perugia. The art of wine production came alive as the expert explained how to pair foods with the wine’s acidity, how to read the labels, and how to use one’s sense of smell, taste, and sight to examine its quality and age. Students sampled three types of wine to judge for themselves whether they found hints of green apple and almond here or honey and blackberry there.
The expert and Umbra students also discussed how weather, use of machinery, and location, location, location impact what goes into the bottles we buy at the store. Now, the next time students share in the bottled traditions of Italy at a dinner party, they can show friends and family how to be knowledgeable wine connoisseurs