The second day of the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) course in Napa Valley continued in the afternoon, with instructor Mary Sugrue covering the many grape varieties and styles of wine from Italy, including the wine regions of Veneto, Piemonte, Lombardy, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Abruzzo, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, Calabria, Apulia and the islands of Sicilia and Sardegna. The class tasted some characteristic wines from several of these areas, including:
- 2012 Alberice Pinot Grigio – a crisp white wine from the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC area of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region
- 2012 Inama “Vin Soave” – a white wine from Garganega grapes grown in the Soave Classico DOC area of the Veneto wine region
- 2009 Masi “Costasera” – a rich red wine from Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes from the Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC in Veneto
- 2010 Moccagatta “Bric Balin” – a bold red wine made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Barbaresco DOCG area of the Piemonte wine region
- 2010 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico – an elegant Sangiovese-based red wine from the Chianti Classico DOCG wine region in Toscana
- 2009 Azienda Vitivincola Guttarolo “Lamie delle Vigne” – a dry red wine from Primitivo (Zinfandel) grapes grown in the Apulia IGT wine region
- N.V. Giavi Prima Volta Brut – a sparkling wine made from Glera grapes grown in the Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene DOCG area of Veneto.