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Circumnavigating Sicilian Wine
January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MST
Thanks to Season 2 of The White Lotus, interest in Sicily as a travel destination — as well as its wines, which featured prominently in the show — has reached a fever pitch. But what’s the real story behind this Mediterranean island and its wines?
On Sunday, January 8 at 8pm EST / 5pm PST, I will take subscribers of Opening a Bottle as well as a select group of Eventbrite guests, on a virtual journey circumnavigating the island and its wines. Starting and ending on Mount Etna, we will explore wines made from Carricante, Grillo, Catarratto, Frappato, Nero d’Avola and the king of Sicilian wines, Nerello Mascalese. Along the way, I’ll give a shout out to Sicilian destinations featured in The White Lotus, and offer a few tips on traveling the island and enjoying Sicilian cuisine.
Filled with photographs, maps and consumer-friendly insights on wine, this high-end presentation is one you won’t want to miss if you love Italian wine.
This class will be held on Zoom. Guests are responsible for buying their own wines, but a comprehensive “buyer’s cheat sheet” will be provided to those who wish to attend, which will make shopping a lot easier. This cheat sheet is located within the Study Guide which will include the Zoom credentials.
About Kevin Day
Kevin Day is a wine writer, educator, photographer and the founder of Opening a Bottle, a highly regarded online wine magazine focused on European wines. Through his subscriber-supported website, Kevin routinely hosts virtual wine tastings and classes with his followers covering everything from what to expect from certain wine regions and grape varieties, to identifying wine flaws and understanding organic and biodynamic wines.
In 2019, Kevin was shortlisted as the “Emerging Wine Writer of the Year” by the Louis Roederer Wine Writers’ Awards. He has also been twice nominated for the Millesima Blog Awards in the Wine Reporter category. Opening a Bottle was also nominated for “Best Individual Blog” by the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2019.
He has passed the Wine Scholar Guild’s Italian Wine Scholar™ and French Wine Scholar™ exams, both with Highest Honors. He continues to be a member of this wine-education organization and writes for them periodically.
He is based in Denver, Colorado.