DaVinci Wine tasting with Filippo Volpi…

"2012 DaVinci Wine Storyteller Exoerience"

DaVinci Wine 101

Welcome to a video discussion of the wine tasting we, the “2012 DaVinci Wines Storytellers,” had with Filippo Volpi at the Cantine Leonardo da Vinci in Vinci, Italy.

Have you always wanted to go to a wine tasting or, maybe you have, but were always afraid to ask questions for fear of not sounding like a “wine snob?” No worries, I have jumped right in with Filippo and asked him wine questions that I have always wondered about. Maybe you have wondered about the same things? Filippo is wonderful about removing the “snob” from the wine!

Below are 7 videos, each addressing a different topic. These videos are not glamorous or edited to be slick films. They are meant to give you a place at DaVinci’s tasting table where, through questions and answers, you’ll find out things about wine that you may have never known.

I hope you find this wine tasting as informative and as fun as I did.

Salute! Cin cin~

Mark

Wine Tasting Video 1 ~ 1. Look 2. Smell 3. Taste

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Wine tasting Video 2 ~ Letting wine breath

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Wine Tasting Video 3 ~ Chianti and “Super Tuscan”

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Wine Tasting Video 4 ~ Chianti Classico

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Wine Tasting Video 5 ~ Chianti 2011

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Wine Tasting Video 6 ~ Sulfides

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Wine Tasting Video 7 ~ The Cork

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"2012 DaVinci Wine Storyteller Experience"

Filippo Volpi

**To view my Italian Adventurer’s Journal of my experience in Vinci, Italy, with DaVInci Wines, please CLICK HERE ~

Buon Appetito ~

Mark

About the Author

Mark LeslieMark Leslie, seen cooking on NBC’s "The Today Show" and Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family," loves to cook for anyone with an appetite, vacations in Italy every year, and lives to eat his way through every plate of pasta and cone of gelato placed before him. His first book, “Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family,” tells of his life in Italy while cooking with an Italian grandmother. He shares his food experiences on his blog at www.beyondthepasta.com and has taught cooking classes in California, Georgia, Minnesota, Texas, and across Alabama. While judging for high school culinary events, he was chosen by the US Department of Education to judge for their "National Education Startup Challenge." Mark can be regularly seen cooking on NBC-affiliate, WSFA-TV 12's "Alabama Live! each Friday, bringing easy, locally sourced recipes to central Alabama. His iTunes app “Beyond the Pasta” features helpful videos and more of Nonna’s family-style recipes that she shared with him, plus, upon its release, it was named “New & Noteworthy” by Apple. DaVinci Wines chose Mark as their "2012 Storyteller" in Language Arts—where they sent him to Vinci, Italy, to write about wine, food and life. Mark, his home and book have been featured in such national publications and blogs as House Beautiful, Paula Deen, Food Republic, The Kitchn, Apartment Therapy, Field & Stream, and The Daily Meal. A Chicago-area native and “Yankee” by birth, Mark has lived in Alabama for over 24 years, and celebrates the fact that he started life eating farina, progressed to grits, and finally arrived at polenta. Buonissimo!View all posts by Mark Leslie →

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