A Lesson in Taste

A Chinese proverb says that wine should be taken in small doses, knowledge in large ones. Rome's International Wine Academy, overlooking the Spanish Steps, affords an opportunity for both. Italian winemaking has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, and the academy reveals its secrets to students. Comprehensive courses on wines from around the world and food-wine pairing are among the events and seminars offered to people who live in Rome. For visitors, there are half-day intensive courses followed by lunch or dinner; one-day winery tours in Lazio, Umbria or Tuscany; and delightful guided wine tastings every weekday evening from 6 to...

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