What is the Wine Tatsing Experience®

The Wine Tasting Experience® is an original tasting event that Strada del Barolo organizes both for wine-lovers who choose Langhe for their holidays, and wine enthusiasts from all around Europe, who will have the opportunity to attend special events organized in the main capital cities.


Following the example of the French Ecoles du Vin, the experiences will go beyond the traditional tasting in the winery, a classic activity for every wine tourist, most importantly because they will offer the chance to taste bottles from different winemakers at the same time.

The experiences will be led by winemakers, oenologists or experienced sommeliers, each with their own personal point of view, offering insights into the bouquet of a specific glass, pairings between food and wine and the wine’s characteristics in relation to where the vines were grown.

FOUR WAYS TO EXPERIENCE WINE

The Wine Tasting Experiences are available all year round, set to four different “formats”: in Italy and abroad, in prearranged dates or completely tailored. The aim is to meet the different needs of the wine lovers.


The first format, the more “traditional”, is the seasonal double calendar with appointments in spring and autumn in some of the most prestigious venues of Langhe: from WiMu to MODA, including wineries and wine shops of the area.

The second option allows tailored tastings for groups of at least six people, who can decide together with the organizers, dates, time, locations and languages (besides Italian: English, French and German) and of course the types of wine to taste.

A third possibility is offered during the great events organized in the Langhe territory: both for Vinum (in May) and the International White Truffle Fair of Alba (October and November) several special appointments are scheduled and included in the event’s calendars.

The fourth format is connected with events for the promotion of Piedmontese wines or during nights dedicated to the regional food and wine products in the main European capitals: already confirmed are the appointments in Brussels and Copenhagen. Also scheduled, in 2013, are Stockholm, Geneva, Zurich, St.
Gallen and others – including an event in China.

The Wine Tasting Experiences in Europe are often followed by friendly gatherings and dinners in the capitals’ restaurants. These offer the perfect occasion to talk about Piedmont which, through Barolo and other great wines, reveals everything it can offer: food, wines, tourist destinations and cultural programmes. The result is a promotional initiative of great effect.

Special events at Alba Truffle Fair 2017

On the occasion of the Alba International White Truffle Fair, the “Palatartufo” will host the Wine Tasting Experience®: on the website www.winetastingexperience.it it is possible to book your event and buy the tickets.


The Wine Tasting Experience ® is the most original tasting in which you can participate in the Langhe: you can taste Barolo, Barbaresco and many other excellences of the extraordinary wine heritage of the Langhe and Roero.

Location: Cortile della Maddalena Via Vittorio Emanuele, 19 12051 Alba (CN)

Calendar:

  • Saturday October 7th – 5.30 pm: The crus of Barolo (ENG), tasting of three different crus of Barolo.
  • Sunday October 8th – 3.30 pmI cru del Barolo (ITA), tasting of three different crus of Barolo.
  • Saturday October 14th – 5.30 pmThe taste of the hills (ENG), tasting of four different wines of Langhe and Roero: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera and Barolo.
  • Sunday October 15th – 3.30 pmIl gusto del territorio (ITA), tasting of four different wines of Langhe and Roero: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera and Barolo.
  • Saturday October 21st – 5.30 pmThe many faces of Nebbiolo (ENG), discovering the many faces of Nebbiolo. Tasting of 3 wines obtained from the Nebbiolo vine variety: Roero, Barolo and Barbaresco.
  • Sunday October 22nd – 3.30 pmI volti del Nebbiolo (ITA), discovering the many faces of Nebbiolo. Tasting of 3 wines obtained from the Nebbiolo vine variety: Roero, Barolo and Barbaresco.
  • Saturday October 28th – 5.30pmThe crus of Barolo (ENG), tasting of three different crus of Barolo.
  • Sunday October 29th – 3.30pmI cru del Barolo (ITA), tasting of three different crus of Barolo.
  • Monday October 30st – 5.30 pmThe taste of the hills (ENG), tasting of four different wines of Langhe and Roero: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera and Barolo.
  • Tuesday October 31st – 5.30 pmThe many faces of Nebbiolo (ENG), discovering the many faces of Nebbiolo. Tasting of 3 wines obtained from the Nebbiolo vine variety: Roero, Barolo and Barbaresco.
  • Wednesday November 1st – 3.30 pmI cru del Barolo (ITA), tasting of three different crus of Barolo.
  • Saturday November 4th – 5.30 pm: The taste of the hills (ENG), tasting of four different wines of Langhe and Roero: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera and Barolo.
  • Sunday November 5th – 3.30 pm: Il gusto del territorio (ITA), tasting of four different wines of Langhe and Roero: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera and Barolo.
  • Saturday November 11th – 5.30 pm: The many faces of Nebbiolo (ENG), discovering the many faces of Nebbiolo. Tasting of 3 wines obtained from the Nebbiolo vine variety: Roero, Barolo and Barbaresco.
  • Sunday November 12th – 3.30 pm: I volti del Nebbiolo (ITA), discovering the many faces of Nebbiolo. Tasting of 3 wines obtained from the Nebbiolo vine variety: Roero, Barolo and Barbaresco.
  • Saturday November 18th – 5.30 pmThe crus of Barolo (ENG), tasting of three different crus of Barolo.
  • Sunday November 19th – 3.30 pmI cru del Barolo (ITA), tasting of three different crus of Barolo.
  • Saturday November 25th – 5.30 pm: The taste of the hills (ENG), tasting of four different wines of Langhe and Roero: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera and Barolo.
  • Sunday November 26th – 3.30 pmIl gusto del territorio (ITA), tasting of four different wines of Langhe and Roero: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera and Barolo.

 

SIDE ACTIVITIES

Together with the appointments of the Wine Tasting Experience®, side activities will be organized in the two locations that will be hosting the events. In order to attract more parents to the tastings, WiMu is thinking about how to involve children.


Info and booking

In order to meet the winelovers’ needs, besides the scheduled events, during the entire year it is always possible to organize a completely tailored Wine Tasting Experience®: learn more…