Special Event: DoctorWine’s Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine – California Tour


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Special Event: DoctorWine’s Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine – California Tour

Italian Edu-Tastings  |  Wine Bazaar  

San Francisco Wine School and SF Chronicle present Summer Series 2017!  

Daniele Cernilli, aka DoctorWine, highly acclaimed international wine critic on Italian wine, is the man behind this essential new wine Guide dedicated entirely to Italian wines. This August, Daniele Cernilli and small group of wine makers and representatives from notable Italian luxury wineries are coming to a select few destinations in California for a week-long tour celebrating his new guide and showcasing a selection of his favorite wines. Please join us as we host their day in the Bay Area. 

About The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine

Written by Daniele Cernilli, a great, historic name in wine criticism, this trustworthy and easy to understand Guide gives clarity to the extremely broad panorama of Italian wines, selecting those that most represent their winery (from the historic ones to the most interesting newcomers). Accurate and exhaustive without using abstruse terms known just to experts, The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine is an essential resource for wine professionals, students and enthusiasts of Italian Wines. 


Edu-Tasting One - DoctorWine's Picks: The Best of Italy

Daniele Cernilli, former editor of Italy's Gambero Rosso and founder of Tre Bicchieri, hosts a panel of producers from a selection of his favorite Italian Wines who will guide you through their incredible lineup.

Featured Wines:

Torre Rosazza Pinot Grigio Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2016
Feudo Maccari Saia 2013
Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2013
Velenosi Vini Roggio del Filare 2012
Pio Cesare Barbaresco “ Il Bricco” 2012
Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2012
Querciabella Camartina 2011
Cav. G.B. Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2007


The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine Bazaar & Book Signing

Meet DoctorWine, Daniele Cernilli, and 7 of his favorite Italian producers as you enjoy this luxury tasting reception showcasing a selection of Italy's acclaimed wines and gourmet regional bites. Each ticket includes a copy of The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wines. Additional copies of the book and wines of the day will be available for sale. 

Participating wineries include:

Casanova di Neri from Tuscany/Montalcino
Querciabella from Tuscany/Chianti Classico
Poliziano from Tuscany/Montepulciano
Velenosi from Marche
Bertani from Veneto/Amarone
Torre Rosazza from Friuli Venezia Giulia
Feudo Maccari from Sicily
Pio Cesare from Piedmont


Edu-Tasting Two - Italy's Wine Renaissance

In the past 20 years there has been a renaissance of Italian wines. Italy, as a wine producing country, went through a great transformation in both viti and viniculture techniques. During this time, great wines now worldly acclaimed, came into the market and made everyone look at Italy from another perspective. Join Daniele Cernilli, who wants everyone to enjoy and fully understand the extent of these changes, as he tastes you through some of the best examples of Italian wine today.

Featured Wines:

Torre Rosazza Friulano, Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2016
Velenosi Vini Villa Angela, Offida DOCG Pecorino 2016
Feudo Maccari Grillo, IGP Terre Siciliciane 2016
Querciabella Chianti Classico 2014
Cav. G.B. Bertani Secco Vintage Verona IGT 2013
Poliziano Vino Nobile di Monepulciano 2014
Pio Cesare Barolo “Classic” Multi-single vineyards 2013
Casanova di Neri Pietradonice Cabernet Sauvignon IGT Toscana Rosso 2015


Sunday, August 20th

11:00-12:30: Edu-Tasting 1
12:30-2:30: Wine Bazaar with Paired Bites
2:30-4:00: Edu-Tasting 2


Edu-tasting One Only: $75
Wine Bazaar & Book Signing Only: $95
Edu-tasting Two Only: $75
Edu-tasting One + Wine Bazaar & Book Signing: $145
Edu-tasting Two + Wine Bazaar & Book Signing: $145
Full Day Pass: $195

*All tickets include one copy of Daniele Cernilli's The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine,





San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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All attendees must be at least 21 years of age



San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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