Italy Might Give Kids Wine Drinking Lessons In School


By Cooking Panda

Italy’s known for its wine, and it’s about to make the classy adult beverage something kids can learn in school!

Italian legislators drafted a bill that would allow children as young as 6 years old to take wine lessons in elementary school. One hour per week would be dedicated to “wine culture and history.”

“Italy is now the biggest wine producer in the world, it is our history, and we should be happy and proud to teach our children about it,” Senator Dario Stefano said, The Drinks Busines reported.

While wine tasting won’t be in the curriculum itself, the classes will focus on proper use of the beverage and discourage abuse.

“There will be no tastings, since we believe the body can’t metabolise alcohol before 17 years of age,” wine-taster Vito Intini said, The Sun reported. Italy’s wine production increased 10 percent in 2015.

Looks like sommeliers are about to become a popular profession in the wine capital of the world!

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Sources: The Drinks Business, The Sun / Photo credit: Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr

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