Wines of Italy Grand Tasting at IWINETC 2012

Wine Pleasures presents the 4th Annual International Wine Conference this year in Umbria, Italy, from January 30 – February 2, 2012.

The event features some 40 talks Wine Tourism and several guided tastings. Jane Hunt, Master of Wine will be leading  on January 30 at 17:30, “The Many Flavours of Italy” wine tasting, with wines from various parts of Italy, including Umbria, Campania, Friuli, and Sardinia.  Event wine glasses sponsored by Riedel Wine Glass Company.

Wine designations will cover the full spectrum, from IGT to DOCG, Classico, Riserva and Superiore, and with red, white, dessert wines and sparkling with vintages ranging from 1998 to 2010.  Grape varieties including, but not limited to Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Grechetto, Canaiolo, Picolit, Falanghina, and Aglianico, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay.  Among the represented wineries are Perticaia, Arnaldo Caprai, Vini Goretti, Terredora and Giorgio Lungarotti. 

Jane Hunt is has been in the wine trade for 35 years, and was awarded the The Vintners Company Scholarship in 1981 (as the 2nd female ever) and became a Master of Wine in 1985.  She has worked both in Italy and the UK, and has broad experience in the business, including wine-buying, sales, marketing, lecturing, teaching, journalism, competition judging and event management.  For 20 years she has also led tours through Italy, France, South Africa, Chile and Argentina, and still continues to conduct these tours.  Jane currently specializes in promotion and event management for Hunt & Coady Ltd, focusing heavily on Italy, Argentina and France.

Check out the Conference programme