Bread, Wine and Language

20 hrs/week  Italian Language and Culture course + wine tour, guided wine tastings, cooking lesson and dinner.

This course is aimed at those who would like to combine the study of the language with other aspects of the Italian way of life: food, wine and, last but not least, the Tuscan countryside while having fun and making new friends.

Special price for one additional week: Italian Language and Culture €150

 The wine tastings will be held by a professional AIS Sommelier. The olive oil tasting will be held by a Maestro d'olio.

 

Starting dates 2017: March 27; April 10; May 8; May 22;June 19; July 17;  August 28; September 11; October 9

PROGRAM

 

BREAD, WINE and LANGUAGE  2017 – 1 week programme

Example of the programme

Monday 8.45 We start with a short language exercise to ensure you join the most appropriate language class for your level of knowledge and experience. After a short break you have your first language lesson.

17.00 at the school. A brief explanation of our programme of activities followed by... 17.30 A Taste of Lucca. A food and wine lovers' walking tour of the town, introducing not only the historic centre within the city walls but also the traditional ingredients and specialities of the area and the individual specialist food and wine shops that still flourish in the town.

Tuesday 16.30 at the school.
Understanding Olive Oil                  NEW in 2017!!!
The land and soil, the processing, the varieties of olives,... fresh, flavor: clean with herbaceous notes, fruity aroma and a bitter, slight pungent flavor...
How to choose olive oil, the cornerstone of the Italian diet and how to taste it properly.
We will taste samples and learn to recognize its sensory attributes. Enjoying olive oil with food. 

Wednesday 16.30 at the school
The enjoyment of food: Flavours, textures, techniques.
A cooking class based on the rich seasonal variety of Tuscan cuisine. We prepare and taste traditional dishes based on local ingredients. Dinner.

Thursday 18.15
The pleasures of wine. Using the senses: Look, smell, taste - enjoy!
We look at how to use the information on the label to choose wine, then learn how to maximise enjoyment of the wine using three senses. First we enjoy the colour and texture of the wine in the glass. Next we savour the scent in all its complexity. Finally we taste, enjoying and exploring the unique flavour of each wine. We will be able to use these techniques to the full during our guided tasting of white wines.

Friday 16.00
A landscape of wine grapes and olive trees.
The hills above Lucca are home to the noted Colline Lucchesi DOC wines.
During our visit to this beautiful wine producing area, we follow the fascinating process of how wine is made from vineyard to glass and explore the art and science of grape growing and winemaking. We enjoy a comparative tasting of both red and white wines. We round off the evening with dinner in a restaurant where we enjoy a tasting menu of perfectly matched speciality food and wines.

 Language lessons  (20 hrs/week) each day are from 9.00 to 13.00 with a half hour coffee break around 11.00


The programme includes:


- Assessment test
- Language lessons ( 20 hours )
- 3 meals
- 1 olive oil tasting
- 2 wine tastings
- 1 cookery classes
- 1 city tour
- 1 excursion

New activity in 2017 in the frame of the "Bread, Wine and Language" programme

Understanding Olive Oil
The land and soil, the processing, the varieties of olives,... fresh, flavor: clean with herbaceous notes, fruity aroma and a bitter, slight pungent flavor...
How to choose olive oil, the cornerstone of the Italian diet and how to taste it properly.
We will taste samples and learn to recognize its sensory attributes. Enjoying olive oil with food.

 

 

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Knowledge of Italian


Starting date Duration  
1 week(s) 20 hours/week group lessons + special activities (EUR 560.0)