Italian Wine Professional

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November 10, 2020 (Tue)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave Suite 301
South San Francisco, CA 94080

View Map  |   650.763.1324

Cost: $1,395 for 9 courses plus exam (Installment Plan Available)

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Weekly classes run Mondays, from 6-9pm Oct 23 through Dec 18.  Single classes may be taken individually in the series.  See event site for details.

The goal of the Italian Wine Professional 10-week program is to provide a solid foundation in the wines of Italy to professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about Italian wine. Students will receive 27 hours of in depth instruction covering the following areas:

  • Italy’s geography, history, and climate
  • Italy’s major grape varieties and their main growing regions
  • Italian wine labeling conventions and how they fit into EU law
  • Locations and wine styles of Italy’s most important denominations that are widely available in the U.S.

In addition, students will be exposed to:

  • Latest ideas on Italian wine & food pairing
  • Strategies for presenting and selling Italian wines to restaurant and retail establishments
  • Approaches for creating compelling wine lists that showcase Italian wine
  • Basic pronunciation of Italian words and key terms

Each instructional unit will feature a presentation of the key material, which will be supported in class by interactive exercises with group discussion, sharing of tasting impressions, and ideas about food pairing. Wine maps will be a key learning component. Sessions will feature a tasting of a number of exemplary wine styles.

Must be 21 to attend.  

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