Explore Italy with St. James Winery and the University of Missouri

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Exploring Italy, particularly the wine and cheese region of Tuscany, is almost always on a wine-lover’s bucket list. Meandering through the gorgeous countryside, indulging in fine food and savoring incredible local wines – this is the year to make it happen! Join St. James Winery, along with the University Club of MU, and the Mizzou Hospitality Management School on a Tour of Tuscany.

The ten day trip, scheduled from June 26 – July 4, 2015, includes culinary classes at Tuscany’s Apicius Culinary School, private tours of Parma’s Parmigiano Cheese Factory, winery and traditional balsamic vinegar factory tours, as well as walking tours of San Lorenzo’s fresh food market and Renaissance Florence. Daily breakfast plus most lunches and dinners are also part of the first-class accommodations.

Learn more about the tour on Monday, February 9, at an informational meeting hosted at the University Club from 5:30pm-7pm. The reception features photos from last year’s trip, Italian specialty foods, and award-winning wines from St. James Winery. Attendees from last year’s trip will also be in attendance. Prizes (Riedel wine glasses, University Club gift certificates, and St. James Winery wines) will be awarded to people who sign up for the trip during the meeting.

The reception is complimentary; however, reservations are required (call 573-882-2586). Applications and reservations for the Tour of Tuscany must be paid in full no later than May 1, 2015. For the tour, per person rates are $3,100 (double) $3,700 (single), not including airfare. A tentative schedule of events for the trip is available here.

St. James Winery is the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri. Celebrating 40 years of business, St. James Winery wines are sold in stores throughout the South and Midwest.

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