Introduction To Italian Wine 2021 – Course 2

A wine appreciation course hosted by Dave Mullen

*edit Tuesday 26th April – the current Introduction to Italian Wine Course has been postponed by 1 week due to the latest restriction announcements in WA. Week 2 will now take place on Tuesday 4th May, and Week 3 will take place on Tuesday 11th May, both from 6-8pm respectively.

The next edition of Dave Mullen’s popular Introduction to Italian Wine course is happening this April/May 2021.

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 12 months ago, Casa Nostra has established itself as one of the best venues in Osborne Park, and the food is delicious!


Course outline:

Week 1 [April 20]: 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 [April 27]: Italian Reds [excluding Tuscany and Piedmont]  
 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 [May 4]: 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 20th & 27th and May 4th 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 15th April by emailing or phone our office on 9204 9211.

We look forward to sharing our beloved Italy with you!