Last Thursday, during a wine tasting in a local Perugian enoteca, Umbra students transformed into knowledgeable wine connoisseurs. The art of vino came alive thanks to the expert, Sylvia, and the helpful enoteca owner and staff. They explained everything from reading labels, to pairing foods with a wine’s acidity, to using the senses to examine and, of course, enjoy a quality bottle of wine.
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. Students also learned how weather, use of machinery, and location, location, location impact what goes into the bottles we find at the store. The evening’s lesson will serve Umbra students well when sharing the Italian experience with family and friends.