Introduction To Italian Wine Course 2021

A wine appreciation course hosted by Dave Mullen

After a successful introduction last year, we’re ready to launch this year’s series of Introduction to Italian Wine courses hosted by Dave Mullen, and invite you to join us in experiencing some of the great wines Italy has to offer.

Held over three Tuesday evenings this March, the course is designed to give you the opportunity to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of some of Italy’s most popular wine styles.

Dave Mullen hosting the course in July 2020

Dave Mullen is Western Australia’s leading Italian wine distributor with over 20 years’ experience importing Italian wine. With a story about every producer he works with and why he chooses to work with them, Dave can offer you a deeper insight into the Italian wine culture.

The course will be held at Casa Nostra Caffe in Osborne Park. Since opening 12 months ago, Casa Nostra has established itself as the best new venue in Osborne Park – the food is delicious!

Each week, at least 8 wines will be presented, wines selected for their strength of varietal and regional character. A ‘secondi’ course will be served with the last bracket of wines each evening with the meal chosen to perfectly complement the wines.

Course outline:

Week 1 [March 16th]: Sparkling and White Wine 
Wines: Prosecco and Franciacorta, as well as a selection of white wines ranging from the north to the south of Italy
Main Course: Grilled fish in dill, parsley and citrus crumb with fennel and rocket salad

Week 2 [March 23rd]: Italian Reds [excluding Tuscany and Piedmont]  
Wines: A selection including Bardolino, Cannonau and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo plus little known varieties such as Centesimino
Main course: Wild mushroom pappardelle with sage and burnt butter sauce

Week 3 [March 30th]: Piedmont and Tuscany
Wines: Exploring Italy’s top-end reds from these two iconic regions, including Chianti Classico, Super Tuscan, Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino
Main course: Beef fillet on pomme purée with red wine jus and green beans

Biscuits and mild cheeses will be provided. Please inform us of any dietary requirements in advance.

Course details:

WHEN: Tuesdays 16th, 23rd and 30th March 2021
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
WHERE: Casa Nostra Café, 38 King Edward Rd, Osborne Park (next to European Ceramics)
COST: $300 per person

Capacity is limited to 14 places so please be sure to register your interest by Friday 12th March by emailing or phone our office on 9204 9211.

We look forward to sharing our beloved Italy with you!

Introduction to Italian Wine Course 2020