Would you like to learn more about wine in Italy, but you don't know where to start? Degustibuss is your answer. Nowadays there are a lot of courses to help you understand wine (sometimes free courses). You should be careful though because when you chose a wine course, it is like laying the foundations of your house. Get it wrong, and over time cracks will appear. You don't learn about all the individual wines with a wine course, but a method of approach. The best way to learn about wine is to travel and taste, after learning the correct method from professionals. Cristina Mercuri is the co-founder of Degustibuss - the Italian Wine Academy. It was founded in 2018. Now, I want to give you more information about the academy and why it should be your starting point in Italy. In addition, I've put some questions to Cristina. Are you ready? Let's start!
Who is the first person that you meet when you arrive at a restaurant? Usually, it's not the chef. Have you ever thought that you spend the most of your lunch or dinner with the food and wine service? It's the only link between you and the kitchen. There can be the most awarded chef to cook for you but you will not feel satisfied if the food and wine service is not experienced. Maybe because you didn't feel cuddled during the meal or you didn't like the wine suggested. I will discuss and analyse with three recognised industry professionals why the world of food and wine service is so important to the dining experience. Are you ready? Let's start!
Do you know how to become a professional sommelier? What's the meaning of AIS? I'm continuously receiving emails about this matter "How to become a sommelier?”. So, I've decided to publish a few different articles about the main sommelier associations worldwide. It will a be a real journey: discovering the main characteristics of the associations, sharing a few anecdotes and also talking with some experts. We’ll start with AIS and we'll finish with the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine. In this article, I’ll go into more detail about the AIS.