Italian Wine Specialist
Italy is currently the #1 wine exporting and producing country in the world, as well as the most imported country in the USA. Anyone in the wine industry and any wine aficionado cannot ignore this focal wine country. This course will be extremely beneficial to both wine industry professionals and enthusiasts who are interested in the ever-growing vast and staple world of Italian wine. It requires no previous professional wine knowledge, although a minimum wine culture and experience base is strongly recommended.
The Italian Wine Specialist course is brought to us by the North American Sommelier Association and is endorsed by the WSA (Worldwide Sommelier Association) as well as the AIS (Italian Sommelier Association).
This course was designed by NASA around and extracted from the full Sommelier course curricula of the Italian Sommelier Association (AIS), recognized as the leading global educational and consulting authority on Italian wines. The teachers are all native Italians and certified sommeliers by the “Associazione Italiana Sommelier” in Italy as well as being NASA members.
The teachers are all native Italian certified Sommeliers and professional educators and consultants, as well as being NASA members. We hand pick them to be native to the regions they teach, giving you first hand knowledge and extra details you wil not get from any book or non-native. The North American Sommelier Association, has the right and exclusivity of using the AIS curricula in the United States, representing their excellence in education on North American soil as well as the right to issue this diploma.
The course consists of 22 hours (4 days) of class time and tasting, with a final written exam (5th day) required to achieve the certificate, issued by the North American Sommelier Association and recognized by the “Associazione Italiana Sommelier (AIS)” and WSA.
This class will deeply & fully explore all 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, regulations, grape varietals, traditions, trends, history, typicality as well as key characteristics and will include a brief overview of cuisine and culture.
A portion of the course will be dedicated to the exclusive and advanced AIS ‘technical wine-tasting technique’ as well as the renowned wine service for which NASA / AIS are famous.
The enrollment includes the following material that will be delivered on the first day of class:
“Wine Tasting” Published by Associazione Italiana Sommelier, Italy
“Italian Wine Specialist: Legislation and Enography” coursebook (published by NASA)
Promotional 1 year NASA membership