Course at a Glance

Wines by Region: The Sole (Soul) of the Boot – Wines of Southern Italy
April 25
HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, Room 227

Wines by Region: The Sole (Soul) of the Boot – Wines of Southern Italy


With NaRayan Urciuoli & Wil Franklin

Explore wines of Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and more. In the south you will find wines of the people; perfect for Italian cuisine and some of the best value-to-quality in the world. You’ll want to take home cases of these wines and you won’t break the bank when you do.

This Extended Education course has been suspended based on HSU guidelines regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The College of Extended Education & Global Engagement anticipates rescheduling the course to a later late.

Please e-mail Extended Education about your interest in the class to get notified of the rescheduling.

Wil Franklin with wine barrels

Wil Franklin

Wil Franklin received his B.S. and M.A. at HSU in botany and mycology. He taught botany and biology at Bryn Mawr College in Penn., while also working in wine imports and retailing. Wil is the winemaker and vineyard manager for Trinity River Vineyards and Stargazer Barn in Humboldt County.


NaRyan Urciuoli

NaRyan Urciuoli

NaRyan Urciuoli began studying wine at 21 and lived in Napa for several years working closely with wine collectors and private brokers. His interests and specialties are European, Middle Eastern and natural wines. He studied wine in Champagne, France, visiting all the major AOCs and tasting at 50 Chateau. He has owned Libation in Arcata for three years, and has worked there off and on, over the last 10 years.