We had a great time last night at the "100 Wines of Italy" or "Centovino D'Italia". The tasting was at the Relais Certosa Hotel, outside, around their pool area. There was olive oil, some fantastic Tuscan meats, and - 100 different wines, from all over Italy. 10 € got you a glass, a program and a pen. Of course I gravitated to the Barolos, Chiantis and Brunellos. I did learn about many other regional grapes, but at this point the tastes are so different that I have a hard time appreciating them. I tasted about 30 wines altogether, including a spumante and a vin santo.
I think my favorite was the Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste, 2001. At around 40 € a bottle it seemed one of the better deals of the tasting. There are some more photos here.