Best of Italy Wine Tasting Series at Eataly | Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois SKU: Italian Wine Professional Course Chicago

Join us for this 3-part benchmark tasting series at Eataly with Massimo Serradimigni as he takes us on a tour of some of Italy’s greatest wines!

Featuring all the styles Italy has to offer, he’ll taste dry reds and whites from all over the country, sparkling and sweet wines and the series culminates with an iconic luxury wines tasting.

Here’s just a small sampling of the highly awarded wines you’ll get to taste:  Ornellaia, Borgogno Barolo, Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli single vineyard, Castellare I Sodi di San Nicolò, Tignanello, Villa Sandi La Rivetta Cartizze, and Ca’del Bosco Anna Maria Clemente.

The tasting series is held at Eataly Chicago from 1-4 p.m. on three Sundays:  October 21 and November 4 and 18.


What the experts are saying about the program

“I have always felt that drinking wine without context is like visiting a country without having any idea of where you have landed. There may be impressions, even lasting ones, but they eventually become foggy in our memory. The course book for the Italian Wine Professional, Into Italian Wine, provides just such context to Italian wines. The Italian Wine Professional course provides an excellent and complete roadmap with which to navigate the world of Italian wines, from its very useful explanations of the terminology through the intricacies of the Italian and EU appellation laws… Into Italian Wine and the Italian Wine, Professional course are the perfect way to achieve the comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of all the major Italian wine regions and grape varieties essential for anyone selling, buying or drinking Italian wine.”

Leonardo LoCascio Founder, Winebow Inc., now the Winebow Group

“The IWP should be considered an essential credential for anyone that buys, sells, or drinks Italian wine.”

Jay Youmans Master of Wine, IWP

 What IWP graduates are saying about the program:

“With the growing interest in Italian wines in the U.S. and more styles of Italian wines becoming available, I would highly recommend the IWP course to anyone interested in learning about the many Italian wine regions, indigenous grapes, and styles of Italian wines at a professional level. This course should be a prerequisite for wine professionals who make up restaurant wine lists or make recommendations to customers in a wine shop.”

—Rick Cusker, IWP – educator and wine judge, Pittsford, NY

“This course has caused me to study Italian wines more intensely than I ever have. I have been working at wineries in Napa Valley for 14 years and now will feel far more confident about my discussions on certain Italian wine varietals, regions, and DOCGs.”

—Bob Becker, IWP – Hess Collection Winery, Napa, CA

 “The format is the future of professional education: brief, targeted, online–I will get 100 articles out of the material.”

—Andrew Chalk, IWP – wine writer, Dallas, TX

I would recommend the Italian Wine Professional course because it is the most effective course for aspiring Italian wines connoisseurs. As a sommelier, educator, and restaurateur, it refreshed and added additional in-depth notions about the ever-changing world of Italian wines. I will make use of the additional know-how through themed dinners, presentations, short courses, etc.”

—Luciano Nesi, IWP – L’Opera Restaurant Group, Manila, The Philippines

 “I now have a solid foundation of Italian wine regions and laws. I felt when studying WSET Unit 3 (light wines) that I wasn’t able to put nearly as much work into Italy as I did other regions, in large part because it was so big and expansive and, frankly, confusing. I definitely feel like I have a good foundation now, where the IWP was able to fill in the missing gapsFor someone who is looking for a solid foundation in Italian wine, this was a great class.”

—Jess Helfand, IWP – Bottle Babble, Alexandria, VA

Additional information

Region of Study


Course Format


Knowledge Level



Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Career Path

Chef, F&B Manager, Importer, Retail Wine Sales, Sales & Marketing, Sommelier, Wine Buyer


Italian Wine Central

Course Dates

Oct 21, Nov 4 & 18, 2018

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