Intriguing Italian Wine Course

Inaugural Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore Italian Wine Course
 
28 April, 2010. Sheraton Towers Hotel
 
MAKING time for the Press Conference on the 1st Wine Course on Italian wines by ICCS, His Excellency Dr. Anacleto Felicani, Ambassador of Italy to Singapore, said, "It’s always a pleasant occasion to talk about pleasure…to have this course to teach how to appreciate Italian wines. I am suprised to see how many Singaporeans appreciate, for example the wines of Piedmonte. There is a lot of room for Italian wines in Singapore!"
The affable President of ICCS, Andrea Bonardi, had this to say, "In Asia, markets are driven by brands, very brand oriented. The course we are offering, thanks to the support of Italian ristoranti and wine importers aims to share the beauty of Italian wines with Singaporeans. The course is a step to promoting the lesser known wines of Italy from many of the 20 different wine regions."
The Italian Wine Course from April to September covers the regions of Veneto, Fruili Venezia Giulia & Trentino Alto Adige, Piedmonte, Toscana, Abruzzo, Campania, Basilicata & Puglia, Sicilia and Sardegna. Held at different locations on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm, it gives participants a good knowledge of Italian wines. A certificate will be presented to those who attend the course of 9 lessons, with a celebratory dinner at the end of the course on 3 September, 2010.
At the Press Conference, Dr. Michael Lim, The Travelling Gourmet, offical journalist to the ICCS Wine Course explained,
"The Greeks called Italy ‘Enotria’ or ‘Land of Wines’ and Italy has some 2000 indigenous grape varieties. The Roman Empire from 27 BC to 476 AD saw an  increase in the technology of wine making, and the major winemaking regions of France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain were all set up by the ancient Romans."
Dr. Lim then performed the "Sciabolare" where the top of a bottle of Bisol Prosecco di Valdobbiadene ‘Crede’ was cut off with single stroke of a sword to much applause.
The first lesson of the Wine Course was then conducted by Giovanni Oliva of Grandi Vini d’Italia with a tasting of Prosecco, Pighin 2006 Pinot Grigio from Friuli and Carpineto DOCG Chianti Classico 2008
To have more information about the Italian Wine Course, please go to : http://www.italchamber.org.sg/default.aspx
 Salute!
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About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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