This is a classroom-style tasting and is a ticketed event. Tickets are $25. The class starts at 6pm sharp. Please visit the shop or call 217-347-0477 to reserve your space.
Join Wine Specialist Tim Wozniak of Lux Wines to taste and learn about classic Italian wines from historic regions. Tim will share his extensive knowledge of these Iconic producers. "Lux Wines has been forged between families, and for us, success is telling the stories of those we partner with for generations to come. Travel through our portfolio to meet and experience our esteemed producer partners: history, land, and craft."
Producer information on selected wines to be poured*:
In 1881, Anton Jermann left the Austrian wine-growing region of Burgenland for Slovenia, where he honed his craft before putting down roots in Friuli Venezia Giulia. It was here that the legend of Jermann began to grow. The family tradition was passed down through the generations, with Silvio Jermann taking the helm in the 70’s, elevating the wines to worldwide acclaim. Silvio has led the operation for nearly half a century, and Silvio’s sons Michele and Felix will become the latest family members to carry on the tradition.
Tornatore wines are produced by one the oldest wine growing families on Sicily's Mt. Etna, a one-of-a-kind volcanic region that is one of Italy's most exciting appellations. Tornatore seamlessly melds generations of experience with modern techniques, using the highest quality native grapes in the Etna denomination from the region's most premium vineyards on Mt. Etna's northeastern slopes.
The best of Valpolicella shines in the wines of Allegrini, a family-run estate that has been working the land here in this beautiful corner of Northern Italy since the 16th century. Renowned in Italy and beyond as one of the country’s most elite and reliably excellent Amarone producers, Allegrini has been influential in giving this part of the Veneto a reputation for quality.
The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings. Such is the reputation of Barolo, one of the world’s most extraordinary and iconic wines. After a recent string of notable vintages, it lately seems that Barolo is the hottest topic for any serious oenophile. But those in the know have been celebrating Barolo for decades — especially the revolutionary work of Renato Ratti, whose Marcenasco Barolo was first released 50 years ago.
From the time of Ancient Rome to the present day, the Argiano estate has made the history of the territory of Montalcino, becoming one of its most prestigious and traditional elements, a valuable ambassador for its wines in the world and proud to have contributed to the birth of the Brunello Consortium.
*May be subject to change due to availability or substitued with equivalent wine.