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The Search for the True Chianti

December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Search for the True Chianti

Bill Nesto, Master of Wine; Co-Founder, Wine Studies Program, Metropolitan College, Boston University; Senior Lecturer, Metropolitan College and School of Hospitality Administration, Boston University

Frances Di Savino, Attorney and Author

Lecture, wine tasting, and book signing

For most of the twentieth century, the name Chianti brought to mind a generic Italian red table wine in a straw-covered flask, rather than evoking the storied wine region in the heart of Tuscany. Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino, co-authors of “Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine” will share the story of their quest to discover the true Chianti. They will describe the evolution of Chianti as a wine region with historic, cultural, and geographic complexity, then guide guests through a tasting of wines from one of Chianti Classico’s iconic estates.

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Advance tickets required: $15 members/$20 nonmembers.


December 1, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States