Chianti and Chianti Classico, A Legacy Deciphered

Alsace Rocks: Exploring the Region's Grand Crus

Event Info:

  • Wednesday, November 16
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  • All Knowledge Levels
  • Trade Only

Session Description

Chianti and Chianti Classico...2 wines that are as established in the world as the concept of wine itself. Hailing from the heartland of the Etruscan culture and based on the central Italian king of grapes Sangiovese ("the blood of jupiter"), Chianti has come to symbolize the very essence of central Italian viticulture, agriculture, folklore, tradition and mystique around the globe. Despite its over 800 year documented history, but going back much further, many misconceptions still exist on this fabled nectar of the Gods. It will be our mission and pleasure to clear up any obscurity related to this enological cathedral in a splendid event of tasting, culture and history as we dive deeply into all the details there are to know about this iconic and time-tested appellation.

Open to Members of the Trade Only.


Josh Nadel
Diego Meravigli
VP & Director of Education, North American Sommelier Association