Sun, Jan 17 | Lectures via zoom w/ in person tasting lab

Italian Wine Scholar - Unit I

Join us on Sundays this winter on Zoom to learn about Italian wines! Optional in-person tasting lab at Cepae Tasting Room before an in-person exam.

Time & Location

Jan 17, 11:00 AM – Mar 21, 2:00 PM
Lectures via zoom w/ in person tasting lab

About the Event

In depth study of Italy's wine producing regions including grape varieties, origin of cultivars, geological exploration, vine cultivation and viticulture, history of the regions winemaking, food specific to each region, and regulations for wine categories. Sensory evaluation of representative wines assessed in each class.  Students achieving a combined score of 75 or greater on Unit I, and Unit II exams will be awarded the internationally prestigious title of Italian Wine Scholar, and may use the post-nominal, IWS. Must be 21 to register.

Class Dates (Sundays 11am-12:15pm, and 12:45-2pm):

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21

Study Review: Sunday, March 7

Monday, March 14th: Tasting Lab, in person with social distancing at Cepae Tasting Room 4-7pm

Exam: Monday, March 21th

Course Registration Fee: $695 (paid to Cellar Muse upon registration)

Wine Fee: $100 (paid to Cepae Tasting room within 2 weeks of course beginning) Pay wine fee HERE.

*Note on the format of this course: Due to COVID19, this class will take place online, and includes 6 weeks of lectures, and one guided review/exam prep pession - all via zoom. There will also be one in-person tasting lab where 30 wines will be tasted and learning objectives reviewed through the tasting. The exam will be held in person. Both the tasting lab and exam will follow strict social distancing and safety protocols. 

This course will be co-taught by Tanya Morning Star Darling IWS, and Alberto Martinez-Iteriano IWS

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