Ferraro’s Announces Five-Week Wine Course With Carmelo Messina Beginning Aug. 1

Carmelo Messina Leads Taste & Learn at Ferraro’s.
(Photo Courtesy of Ferraro’s) 


Five Classes, Two Hours Each, Taught by Gold Pin Sommelier, Master of Professional Wine Tasting Carmelo Messina 


 Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar invites guests to a take a trip across the ocean and back in time with a five-week Italian wine course, taking place on Saturdays from Aug. 1 through Sept. 5 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Carmelo Messina, Gold Pin Sommelier and Master of Professional Wine Tasting certified by the Italian Sommelier Association, will conduct the course.

Each class will consist of a lecture on topics of the day and a second part that will include wine tastings. The wine course itself is limited to 25 students. Topics to be covered include:

  • Tasting grid, how to taste wine step-by-step and identify primary, secondary and tertiary flavors
  • Geography and history of winemaking
  • Introduction to terroir and its relation to soil and climate
  • Differences between Italian and domestic wines
  • Wine culture and much more

The final class will focus on the art and science of food-and-wine pairing and will include paired dishes, similar to the format of Ferraro’s Taste and Learn events.

For more than 20 years, Messina has built a reputation as an Italian wine expert, working in hospitality and wine distribution between Italy, England and the United States. In Las Vegas, Messina worked for acclaimed restaurants on and off the Strip before moving into wine sales and education for major distributors.

The five-week course begins Aug. 1 and culminates Sept. 5. There will not be a class on Aug. 22. Tuition is $250 per person and space is limited. For more information about Ferraro’s wine course with Carmelo Messina or to reserve a space in the class, call (702) 364-5300.

The health and safety of our customers remains paramount. In accordance with guidelines set forth by public health agencies, Ferraro’s has enhanced our cleaning processes throughout the day and stepped up our nightly sanitization processes. We also mandate our employees always wear plastic gloves and face coverings to maintain a clean and virus-free environment. As an additional measure, Ferraro’s offers hand sanitizer stations located in multiple areas of the venue for our guests to access easily.

Founded in 1985, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic, five-star Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Ferraro’s is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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Ferraro's Announces Five-Week Wine Course With Carmelo Messina Beginning Aug. 1