Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West | SCUOLA DEL VINO
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Italian wine has never been more relevant. Italy boasts a glorious past, and stands out as a dominant global wine producing region, yet the future promises great excitement with the discovery, re-introduction and ongoing use of Ancient varietals that no other country can lay claim to. Join us and delight in the discovery!
The wines of Italy are by far the world’s most diverse and unique. It is her diversity in geography, climate, culture and cuisine, and a stunning abundance of native grape varietals that give Italy the distinction of the most fascinating country for wine enthusiasts.
Scuola del Vino, in cooperation with wine professionalTyler Dawson, APCI Canadaand Glowbal Restaurant Group,has been established to celebrate and advance the appreciation for Italian wine – past, present and future – through a range of wine courses meant for passionate consumers and trade professionals. Our approach to learning is experiential! We emphasize tasting a diverse range of wines, guided by wine professional Tyler Dawson, who provides his unique on-the-ground perspectives within historical, cultural and cuisine contexts. And what better place to learn about and to appreciate Italian wines than Italian Kitchen, where you can indulge in a vast selection of exceptional artisan Italian foods and experience the true and unique characteristics and ambiance of modern Italian hospitality culture.
Italy blushes with an embarrassment of Rosato – Italian rosé. There are almost 250 appellations in Italy that are entitled to produce pink wines. This doesn’t include sparkling or dessert wine styles, nor does it include the coppery Ramato Pinot Grigio, a traditional wine style popularized during the time of the Republic of Venice.
Italy thinks and drinks pink in almost every wine-producing corner of the country. Each province boasts a diverse range of pink wine styles, with a multitude of varietals, colours and hues.
We will sample a range of styles, varietals, methods of production, and explore and discuss the versatility of Rosato in a cuisine context.
We are excited to present these different styles of Rosato, selected for their unique characteristics:
Ramato Pinot Grigio
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Few words about your teacher..
Tyler Dawson is a Vancouver-based wine professional who boasts a 30-year passionate affair with wine. His knowledge and unique perspective are a result of his experiential learning – at home and in wine regions around the globe. Tyler has been in fine wine retail management and a buyer for nearly 24 years; he has launched two intimate wine schools, developing and delivering curriculum for each; and is continuously involved in hospitality including a Sommelier consultant role with award winning La Quercia restaurant and L’ufficio wine bar. Tyler continues to “enotain” guests there with his surprise-and-delight Vivace tasting flights.
Tyler’s affection for Italian wine began decades ago. His generous knowledge and insights from mission-focused buying trips to regions in Italy, as well as regularly attending Vinitaly, continue to advance his unique perspective and enthusiasm. Tyler presents educational seminars to media and trade on behalf of Italian wine consortiums, and continues to share his passion for Italian wine and its regions through guided tours around the old country.
It is Tyler’s experience over 30 years and deep knowledge of the wine universe his incredible palate and narrative skills, and his affection towards Italy and Italian viticultural heritage, that provide value to those who attend his Italian wine courses.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce – Scuola del Vino is unable to offer any refund or credit unless:
The Italian Chamber of Commerce – Scuola del Vino has canceled a class and is not able to provide a replacement.
The withdrawal is done one week prior to the class.
Methods of Payment
Classes fees can be paid either by cheque (make it payable to the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West) or by credit card (calling the Italian Chamber of Commerce at the 604 682 1410 between 9am and 5pm).
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, in collaboration with wine professional Tyler Dawson and in partnership with APCI Canada and Glowbal Restaurant Group,is proud to launch the first wine school in Vancouver, exclusively focused on Italian wine.