Italian Wine Scholar: Prep Course

Italian Wine Foundations/ Italian Wine Scholar Prep Course

  • Started Sep 26
  • 375 US dollars
  • Cépaé Tasting Room, 258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA

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Your passport to understanding Italian wine! Join us for this 3-week course and dig just a little deeper into Italy. This course provides an introduction to Italy, explores its key wine regions and delivers core information on 39 of the country's need-to-know wines. Designed by the Wine Scholar Guild, Italian Wine Foundations serves as a preparatory course for further study in the Italian Wine Scholar program. Cellar Muse is the approved provider of WSG programs for Washington state. Whether your goal is to achieve the IWS Certification, or simply to know Italian wines more deeply, you will be guided on a journey through Italy, learning about legendary wines, foods, landmarks and cultural attractions as you “travel.” The Wine Scholar Guild is an internationally recognized certification body for advanced wine learning for French, Italian, and Spanish Wines. This course will take place over three consecutive Sundays, followed by a 30-minute exam in the fourth week. This course will be delivered in-person with appropriate sanitary protocols. Tasting of representative wines are included in every class. Dates of Instruction: 9/26, 10/3, and 10/11 (4:00 - 6:30 pm) Date of Exam: 10/17 (4:00-4:30 pm) All classes will take place at Cépaé Tasting Room, 258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA. What does the program cover? Italy is home to over 400 DOCs and DOCGs; IWS Prep introduces you to 39 of the most well-known appellations. 32 primary appellations are covered in significant detail, with seven “Detour” appellations included to round out the curriculum. Grape varieties, wine profiles and labeling terms are all explored. Each wine is presented within a regional and cultural context. Local landmarks and traditional cuisines are also highlighted. The program has been divided into three sections, each featuring a geographical area of Italy: Northern Italy, Central Italy, and Southern Italy. Who is the IWS Prep program for? Inquisitive wine enthusiasts wanting to become more familiar with the intricacies of Italian wine Aspiring wine professionals Hospitality professionals new to the world of Italian wine Anyone wishing to become more knowledgeable about Italy, its wine, and its food culture! Are there any prerequisites? All you need to enter the program is a basic understanding of wine coupled with an interest in learning more!

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