Castello di Potentino

Wine Sense Wine WSET Level 1 Course With Emily O'Hare

Starts on: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Ends on: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Price: Starting from - based on available rooms and number of guests, fill out the form for total price.

This is a five-day (four night) residential course held in a beautifully restored medieval Tuscan castle at Castello di Potentino. 

Learn the essentials about wine with a special focus on the wines of Italy, following the globally recognised WSET approach. Eat simple meals in the dining room of the castle prepared using locally sourced ingredients and vegetables from Potentino's vegetable garden- celebrate the end of the course with a meal at Il Silene, cooked by Michelin-starred local chef Roberto Rossi. 

Participate in morning food and wine pairing workshops. 

Drink responsibly. People under the age of 18 will not be allowed to participate in the tastings.

    The Wine & Spirits Education Trust was set up in 1969 and is globally recognised for its examining and training methods. 

    The WSET course will be led by Decanter Italian wine writer and VIA Italian Wine Ambassador, Emily O’Hare – previously Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at London’s The River Café. She has never had a student fail the exam at the end of the course- (no need to panic).

    • Full board including all wines and lodging at the castle for four nights
    • All wine sessions and food workshops, visits and tastings outside of the castle.
    • WSET Level 1 course material. Tastings include over 20 wines from around the world including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, with the added emphasis on the wines of Italy.
    • Tasting at a famous Brunello estate, and an afternoon visit to nearby town, Montalcino.
    • Pasta and Risotto Masterclass with Il Silene’s Roberto Rossi

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    • Transfers to and from Potentino (please contact Alexander if you would like us to help organise these)

    If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch with Alexander alexander.greene@potentino.com who will happily help with any questions you have.

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