Exploration of Wine Culture
We taste three wines each time, and learn about viticulture, enology, the history of wine (which deals extensively in one of Tuscans’ favorite topics, the Etruscans), and the culture of wine production and consumption in Italy.
My teacher is always asking me, “Is this how they do it in California?” She assumes, naturally, that enology was bred into me, as much a part of me as the taste of frozen yogurt and fresh carnitas. I explained that I’m not 21 yet, and thus not very experienced, and that in fact, I only drink wine with either with my parents (pretty good wine) or my friends (very bad wine).
And who wants to think about all of that? So I research, and uphold my state's reputation, and meanwhile, learn a lot about wine.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty great at this class. Our midterm is going to be blind tasting—bring it on.