15 April 2021
By Dave Mullen
Next dates announced: Introduction To Italian Wine course 2021

A wine appreciation course hosted by Dave Mullen

After a sellout course in April, we are pleased to release the dates for our next Intro to Italian Wine Course will be Tuesdays May 18th & 25th and June 1st.

Held for 2 hours per week over 3 weeks, this course provides a chance for you to develop your understanding and appreciation of some of Italy’s most popular wine styles in a fun and comfortable environment. 

Each week, Dave will present at least 8 wines that’ve been selected for their strength of varietal and regional character. In true Italian style, a ‘secondi’ course will be served with the last bracket of wines each evening with the meal chosen to perfectly complement the wines.

Dave is Western Australia’s leading Italian wine distributor with over 20 years’ experience importing Italian wine. Armed 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 in early 2020, Casa Nostra has established itself as one of the best venues in Osborne Park for delicious food, wine and coffee.

Course Outline:

Week 1 [May18th]: 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 [May 25th]: 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 [June 1st]: 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 May 18th & 25th and June 1st 2021
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
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 Thursday 13th May by emailing marketing@davemullenwines.com.au or phone our office on 9204 9211.

We look forward to sharing our beloved Italy with you!