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JOIN EXPERT ITALIAN WINE INSTRUCTOR JO-ANN ROSS FOR FOUR SATURDAYS THAT WILL GIVE YOU A PERFECT, INTENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF ITALY.
4 Saturdays: Sept 25th (10am-12pm), Oct 2nd, 9th, 16th (10am-1pm) with OPTIONAL EXAM on Oct 30th (10-11am)
Are you interested in digging deep into the wines of Italy, but aren’t ready to commit to several months of intense study? We have the class for you.
The IWS Prep program provides an introduction to Italy and its wine regions in addition to core information on 39 of Italy’s best-known wines. This is a passport to Italian wine and a stepping-stone to the internationally acclaimed Italian Wine Scholar, a professional certification program on the wines of Italy.
We will guide you on a wine-focused journey through Italy, learning about legendary wines, foods, landmarks and cultural attractions as you “travel.” The program has been divided into three sections, each featuring a geographical area of Italy: the wines of Northern Italy, the wines of Central Italy and the wines of Southern Italy. Within each section, a tantalizing palette of wines are showcased. This course is geared towards inquisitive wine enthusiasts wanting to become more familiar with the intricacies of Italian wine, current or aspiring wine and hospitality professionals new to Italian wine, and anyone wishing to become more knowledgeable about Italy, and its wine and food culture.
This engaging and informative course will enable you to acquire fundamental Italian wine knowledge in just weeks while refining your tasting skills. There are no prerequisites beyond a basic understanding of wine coupled with an interest in learning more.
Enrollment in this engaging and informative course includes an optional exam sit. The optional exam is comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions. Students will be offered the opportunity to sit the exam at their local wine school, passing score is 60%.
You can choose to take this class at Commonwealth Wine School or Online through Zoom. Tastings are provided as part of the in-person class, or available for pick up at our school if you select the Online with Tasting Kit registration option.