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The Order of the Knights of the Truffle and Wines of Alba presents the course: IN VINO VERITAS: Everything you ever wanted to know about wine, but you never dared to ask.

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Ordine dei Cavalieri del Tartufo e dei Vini di Alba
Via Castello, 5 – 12060 Grinzane Cavour
Segreteria: Tel. + 39 0173-22.66.24


Wine tasting and culture course

Teaching Room – Grinzane Cavour Castle

6 lessons every Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm

from March 4th to April 8th, 2020

Six lessons lasting about two hours each dedicated to the knowledge of wine in all its aspects.

The course is suitable for everyone, simple enthusiasts, but also for those who are already familiar with wine and want to deepen their knowledge and acquire useful and immediately applicable tools. In the splendid Unesco setting of the Grinzane Cavour Castle, with a concrete and practical approach, in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere, we will start from the sensorial analysis of the wine and follow the grapes from the vineyard to the cellar, to the table, to the wine list of the restaurant, exploring food-wine pairings.

Sandro Minella, Knight of the Truffle and Wines of Alba, Sommelier FISAR and ONAV Taster, teacher and educational coordinator of the Barolo & Barbaresco Academy will accompany you on this path.


Wednesday 4th March 2020 from 8 to 10 pm

Wine history 

How wines and how consumption changed

(Evolutionary) physiology of the senses and tasting technique (sensory games) • What it means to taste

Personal taste and quality

Wednesday 11th March 2020 8 to 10 pm

Red wines


What do I find in a red wine? The components of red wines and the sensorial characteristics

Red wines in the world

Red wines in Italy

Do I get old or not?

How to read the label (Names, mandatory and optional indications)

Wednesday 18th March 2020 from 8 to 10 pm

White wines


What do I find in a white? The components of red wines and the sensorial characteristics

White wines in the world

White wines in Italy

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