Nov
03
2021
Hotel - og Restaurantskolen
Vigerslev Allé 18, 2500 Valby
“Piemonte Wine School” in Denmark: 2021 calendar

Copenhagen and Aarhus will host seminars guided by Thomas Ilkjær and Christian Thoursholt Jacobsen

A centre for the spread and promotion of the Piedmontese wine culture

Considering the great popularity of the Piedmontese wines in Denmark and the experience gained over the years, thanks to the organization of twelve editions in a row of the Barolo & Friends Event in the Danish capital, the consortium of promotion I Vini del Piemonte has confirmed, also for 2021, a series of appointments with the “Piemonte Wine School” in Copenhagen and Aarhus.

This ambitious and innovative project, started with great success in 2017, aims at building a centre for the spread and promotion of the Piedmontese wine culture, to meet the demand of the Danish public, which in recent years has shown a huge interest in Piedmontese wines.

The 2021 program includes four tasting seminars of Piedmontese wines in the prestigious cooking school Hotel – og Restaurantskolen of Copenhagen and other two seminars to be held in Aarhus, at the Hotel Oasia.

The lessons will be held by Thomas Ilkjær, director of the Piemonte Wine School in Denmark, responsible of Vinakademiet, the school for sommeliers in Copenaghen, and author of the most important guide on Italian wines published in North Europe and by Christian Thoursholt Jacobsen.

Topics:

Derthona & Monleale: the whites and reds of Colli Tortonesi
Colli Tortonesi may be less well known than other areas, but in this lecture we will see that it offers Barbera wines which easily equals those from Alba and Asti and personal, complex and long lived whites from the rediscovered, local variety Timorasso, one of Piedmont’s many secrets.

Nebbiolo from Langhe meets Alto Piemonte
Today the nebbiolo wines of Langhe led by Barolo and Barbaresco are world famous, but historically the Nebbiolo wines from Alto Piemonte were just as appreciated. Now they are on a serious come back and in this lecture we will taste the two areas head to head and compare style and quality.

The subzones of Barolo
No other Italian wine district has historically had a focus on single vineyards and subzones as intense as Barolo, where the Cru-wines has been on top of the agenda for decades. In this lecture we will taste examples of different Barolo-terroirs and discuss what causes the more or less pronounced differences.

Indigenous varieties & hidden gems from Piemonte
Beyond the famous nebbiolo and barbera wines Piedmont holds a true treasure of indigenous grape varieties and rare wines with great personality. We find whites with ageing potential, Spumante from champagne grapes, unique reds and sweet specialties. And we will pass them all in this lecture.

Barolo and Barbaresco – similarities and differences
They are called the king and the queen, big brother and little brother, the masculine and the feminine. But perhaps realities are not quite that simple? In this lecture we shall taste Barolo and Barbaresco and compare the two great nebbiolo wines face to face.

PROGRAM AND TICKETS:

  • November 3rd 2021 – 17.30/19.00 – Hotel – og Restaurantskolen, Copenhagen
    Timorasso & Barbera: the whites and reds of Colli Tortonesi

    PRICE: 300 DKK

  •  November 10th 2021 – 17.30/19.00 – Hotel – og Restaurantskolen, Copenhagen
    Nebbiolo from Langhe meets Alto Piemonte

    PRICE: 350 DKK

  • November 18th 2021 – 17.30/19.00 – Hotel Oasia, Aarhus
    Barolo and Barbaresco – similarities and differences

    PRICE: 450 DKK

  •  November 25th 2021 – 17.30/19.00 – Hotel – og Restaurantskolen, Copenhagen
    The subzones of Barolo

    PRICE: 450 DKK

  • December 1st 2021 – 17.30/19.00 – Hotel – og Restaurantskolen, Copenhagen
    Indigenous varieties & hidden gems from Piemonte

    PRICE: 300 DKK

  • December 2nd 2021 – 17.30/19.00 (25 pax) – Hotel Oasia, Aarhus
    Nebbiolo from Langhe meets Alto Piemonte

    PRICE: 350 DKK