For anyone studying wine for any accreditation in the world of wine, this would be money well spent. I don’t represent this company, but I do appreciate what they’ve produced, so I’m sharing. If you can’t get to any these places, you’ll feel like you were there, learning first hand, from reliable sources. It’s now a great series developing.

The first Wine Masters was about France (trailer is at the end of this posting). This second video, now making this a series, has just been completed and is about certain regions in Italy.

Italy has a very special place in my heart, after my visits to Castello di Meleto in Gaiole, the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany; and, Colonnara Viticultori in Cupramontana, of the Le Marche region. Memories are the best part of travel, and now here’s how I get to enjoy even more, stateside.

The Italian wine stories of Piedmont, Tuscany, Veneto, Campania, and Sicily are told by Sarah Heller (MW), Richard Hemming (MW) Burton Anderson, and by the families Gaja, Boscaini, Antinori, Mastroberardino, and Tasca. Watch the new second season of Wine Masters ‘Italy’ now on: Wine Masters Vimeo, on Amazon, or on Google play. The price for each video is about $10, and is well worth the money, especially if you’re working toward a wine accreditation.

FROM THE PRODUCERS: The production visited all the Italian wine areas three times; during winter, summer and harvest time. Important story lines are about the Etna, Pompei, the renaissance of the Italian wine, the appassimento hype, and the competition between Barbaresco and Barolo. But there is also a critical note about mass production, where popular Italian wines were and still are victims of their own success.

Comments on YouTube: from the first season in France

  • Amazing series which let you feel every spark of passion from those amazingly talented wine(making) people! Keep on doing. It’s great stuff where I cannot get enough from. Want more 🙂
  • As an oenologist, it’s so good to watch this, satisfying, all subjects are been taken care [of] very beautifully in a simple way..keep up the good work..Cheers..!!!

Check out these trailers. They’re very compelling. This series is not a freebie (nor should it be), and buying the two seasons are very reasonably priced. Prices range from $25 to $40; and it’s money well spent, wherever you can find the best pricing for you. (Shop around for the best deal.)

Also, sharing the link for the first Wine Masters ~ Season 1 ~ France. Here’s that trailer, too.

If you’re a student of wine, these videos are really valuable. If you can’t get to Italy or France, they will still give you a sense of being there.