Seminar 2: Wines of Veneto Italy
Wet Whistle’s second wine seminar on April 12th featured a close look at the wines of the Veneto region in Italy, led by wine expert Chris Dispensa. If Italy is a boot, Veneto is the tender underside of the knee, stretching from the Dolomite Mountains down to the Adriatic Sea, anchored by Venice, the regional capital. We explored some of the iconic Veneto wines including Prosecco, Garganega, Lugana, Valpolicella and Amarone! Chris is a passionate wine professional with the highest level of wine certification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the international standard for wine and spirit knowledge. Chris has amassed amazingly diverse wine knowledge through his diverse experiences as a winemaker, sales rep, tastings, travel, and obtaining WSET certifications. Seminar participants enjoyed delicious cheese from the region as well! Another knowledge-packed wine seminar, with new and old friends from Red Hook, Brooklyn, and across New York City.