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Italian Wine Essentials

Italy is currently the #1 wine exporting and producing country in the world, as well as the most imported wine…

Italy is currently the #1 wine exporting and producing country in the world, as well as the most imported wine into the United States. Italy produces a wide variety of wines, from a wide variety of grapes, most of which are not widely grown outside of Italy. This 3-part (9-hour) course is designed to introduce you to the wines, teach you about the labeling and classification system in Italy, and offer serving and pairing tips about the wines. Designed in partnership with the North American Sommelier Association and taught by Italian sommelier Osvaldo Pascolini (certified by AIS, the Italian Sommelier Association), the Italian Wine Essentials course will touch on the major wines of Italy from the north to the south, including Sicily and Sardinia. It is designed for those who want to know more about Italian wines, particularly those they might find on the shelves of their local wine merchant, but who are not ready for a significant investment of time or money. This class may be used as a stepping stone towards a more rigorous certification, or as a stand-alone. Certificates of completion will be awarded for full attendance. There is no book, and no exam.

Italian Wine Essentials

Italy is currently the #1 wine exporting and producing country in the world, as well as the most imported wine into the United States. Italy produces a wide variety of wines, from a wide variety of grapes, most of which are not widely grown outside of Italy. This 3-part (9-hour) course is designed to introduce you to the wines, teach you about the labeling and classification system in Italy, and offer serving and pairing tips about the wines. Designed in partnership with the North American Sommelier Association and taught by Italian sommelier Osvaldo Pascolini (certified by AIS, the Italian Sommelier Association), the Italian Wine Essentials course will touch on the major wines of Italy from the north to the south, including Sicily and Sardinia. It is designed for those who want to know more about Italian wines, particularly those they might find on the shelves of their local wine merchant, but who are not ready for a significant investment of time or money. This class may be used as a stepping stone towards a more rigorous certification, or as a stand-alone. Certificates of completion will be awarded for full attendance. There is no book, and no exam.

Italian Wine Scholar – Unit One

The Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 covers the regions in Northern Italy, from Valle d'Aosta to Friuli Venezia Giulia, down…

The Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 covers the regions in Northern Italy, from Valle d'Aosta to Friuli Venezia Giulia, down to Emilia Romagna and everything in between. The course covers Italian wine law, grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends and economics and all DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine. The Italian Wine Scholar Program Unit One covers Italian wine law, grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends and economics and all DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine. Unit One covers: • Foundation • Valle d’Aosta, Lombardia • Liguria, Emilia-Romagna • Piemonte (northern Piemonte & Monferrato) • Piemonte (alba) • Trentino, Alto Adige • Veneto • Friuli Venezia Giulia

Italian Wine Scholar – Unit One

The Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 covers the regions in Northern Italy, from Valle d'Aosta to Friuli Venezia Giulia, down to Emilia Romagna and everything in between. The course covers Italian wine law, grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends and economics and all DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine. The Italian Wine Scholar Program Unit One covers Italian wine law, grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends and economics and all DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine. Unit One covers: • Foundation • Valle d’Aosta, Lombardia • Liguria, Emilia-Romagna • Piemonte (northern Piemonte & Monferrato) • Piemonte (alba) • Trentino, Alto Adige • Veneto • Friuli Venezia Giulia

Wine Rocks! Take it from a Geologist

The concept of "terroir" is tossed around a lot these days. But what is it, and does it really matter?…

The concept of "terroir" is tossed around a lot these days. But what is it, and does it really matter? This seminar seeks to delve deeper into an aspect of terroir: geology and soil. Osvaldo Pascolini, resident Sommelier and Geologist, will address: 1)Geology, Soil, Grape varietal and Wine quality: are they related? 2)Geology and Soil as Wine Quality Factors 3)Different Geology, unique Wines Students will have a chance to taste through some pairs of wines from grapes that are otherwise similarly situated, but grown on different soils

Wine Rocks! Take it from a Geologist

The concept of "terroir" is tossed around a lot these days. But what is it, and does it really matter? This seminar seeks to delve deeper into an aspect of terroir: geology and soil. Osvaldo Pascolini, resident Sommelier and Geologist, will address: 1)Geology, Soil, Grape varietal and Wine quality: are they related? 2)Geology and Soil as Wine Quality Factors 3)Different Geology, unique Wines Students will have a chance to taste through some pairs of wines from grapes that are otherwise similarly situated, but grown on different soils