Italian Wine Professional 8-Week Online Course | Napa Valley Wine Academy

August 24, 2018 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Napa Valley Wine Academy ONLINE Classroom
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Cost: 795.00

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The IWP online course includes:

  • Access to the Italian Wine Professional 8-week online course and online exam
  • Coverage of all 20 Italian regions and all styles of Italian wine, in a single comprehensive course
  • The Italian Wine Professional Certification Course Book – your offline study manual companion to the online program, comprising more than 200 pages, in full color, with all the information needed to master the course as well as additional reference materials
  • Live and recorded webinars by renowned industry experts
  • Engaging online learning modules
  • Online quizzes
  • Full instructor support
  • Italian pronunciation practice and additional support options
  • The Italian Wine Professional online exam

This course is ideal for:

  • Those who work in the retail or restaurant segments
  • Those employed in a sales role at an importer or distributor selling, evaluating, or anyone whose portfolio is actively competing against Italian wines
  • Wine writers, educators, public relations and marketing professionals with winery clients
  • Avid connoisseurs who wish to increase their knowledge of Italian wine
  • Anyone who has a passion for Italian wine and wants help in understanding Italian wine labels, choosing Italian wines on a wine list or appreciating the differences between the myriad Italian wine styles.

Course Description

The Italian Wine Professional™ online course has been developed specifically for wine industry professionals and others who want to solidify and certify their knowledge of Italian wine. It was created by Italian Wine Central; the only English-language wine education organization focused entirely on Italy. The course presents eight units in a self-paced series of lessons, supplemented with downloadable exercises, suggestions for tasting practice, online quizzes, and other materials. Students have 24-hour access, so the course can be completed at home, at work, or on the road and is, therefore, ideal for students who need scheduling flexibility. One online exam sitting is included in the price of the course. The units will cover the following themes:

Unit 1: Introduction to Italy and Italian Wines
Unit 2: Northern Italian Reds
Unit 3: Central Italian Reds
Unit 4: Southern Italian Reds
Unit 5: White Wines of the Peninsula and Islands
Unit 6: White Wines of Northern Italy
Unit 7: Sparkling Wines, Dessert Wines, & Spirits
Unit 8: Luxury Wines

Italian Wine Professional™ Certification Course Book & Study Guide Features

  • Organized by wine style—the way in which most people buy and sell wine—an efficient and practical way to comprehend the large body of knowledge that is Italian wine
  • Denominations, grape varieties, and other key facts that come up in daily conversation or work-related activities
  • Dozens of full-color images and custom-produced maps
  • Clear, concise grape variety profiles
  • Diverse and comprehensive workbook exercises designed to aid students in their understanding and retention
  • Segments on pronunciation, vocabulary, cuisine, and culture that allow students to understand Italy’s wines within the cultural context of each region
  • Reference sections that make the book useful as a daily professional resource (post-study), including a complete list of all 407 DOPs and a synopsis of rules for denominations covered in the IWP course
  • Professionally edited and fully indexed for easy reference

In addition, throughout, students will be exposed to:

  • A practical tasting approach geared toward understanding what’s in the bottle
  • Grape variety profiles and Italy’s major wine styles
  • Geography through the use of original color maps
  • Navigating restaurant wine lists and examples of retail wine sets
  • Italian cuisine and its relationship with Italian wines
  • Italian language pronunciation exercises

The online course includes recommended wines students can source and sample on their own