VIA - Italian Wine Maestro

Italian Wine Specialization Program - Intermediate Level

The Italian Wine Maestro Program is a 201-level course and a precursor to the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) study program that takes place in Verona, Italy every year. The Maestro course focuses on Italy’s autochthonous (native) grape varieties, regional appellations, geography, and food and wine culture- fundamental in understanding and appreciating this fascinating wine region.

Certification Levels:

Italian Wine Maestro

Italian Wine Ambassador

Italian Wine Expert (VIA’s highest qualification level)

Students who successfully pass the Italian Wine Maestro program and wish to further their education in Italian wines are encouraged to apply for the Ambassador Program (held annually in Verona, Italy)

The course is available in English only.

About Us

Vancouver Wine School is one of the leading wine education providers in North America. Based in Vancouver, it offers top-quality wine courses certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), as well as a wide range of tailor-made wine and spirit courses for wine professionals and enthusiasts. 

Venue

Vancouver Wine School is located on the sixth floor of Aberdeen Square, 4000 No.3 Rd, Richmond. There are more than enough parking lots in the surrounding area, making it a great location.

The Italian Wine Maestro Program is a 201-level course and a precursor to the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) study program that takes place in Verona, Italy every year. The Maestro course focuses on Italy’s autochthonous (native) grape varieties, regional appellations, geography, and food and wine culture- fundamental in understanding and appreciating this fascinating wine region.

Certification Levels:

Italian Wine Maestro

Italian Wine Ambassador

Italian Wine Expert (VIA’s highest qualification level)

Students who successfully pass the Italian Wine Maestro program and wish to further their education in Italian wines are encouraged to apply for the Ambassador Program (held annually in Verona, Italy)

The course is available in English only.

Introduction to Vancouver Wine School

Vancouver Wine School is one of the leading wine education providers in North America. Based in Vancouver, it offers top-quality wine courses certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), as well as a wide range of tailor-made wine and spirit courses for wine professionals and enthusiasts. 

Venue

6/F, 4000 No. 3 Rd, Aberdeen Square, Richmond

Excellent location with plenty of parking slots and direct access to the Aberdeen Skytrain Station from within the building.

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Price

Total: 1320.00 (Tax Excluded, ISO Kit Excluded)

Includes: 24 hours of classroom instruction, tasting of 60-70 regionally classic wines, review sessions, VIA Maestro exam, and study materials. 

Price Specification:
Tuition: CAD 1200.00
Exam registration: CAD 120.00

Textbook: Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape v 2.0 – Available here 

ISO kit (includes 6 special ISO tasting wine glasses): CAD 50 (If this is your first course with us, you need to buy the ISO kit).

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Who is This Program for?
The Italian Wine Maestro program is ideal for hospitality professionals, retail specialists, importers/distributors, wine buyers, educators, wine writers and passionate enthusiasts who wish to increase and expand their knowledge of Italian wines. 

The Vinitaly International Academy focuses on Italian grape varieties, ideally students enrolling in this program should have a basic understanding of viticulture, and winemaking techniques. This knowledge is essential to fully grasp the concepts covered during this course. Although no pre-requisites are required, prior wine certifications may be helpful.

 

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Outlines and Examination
LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Understand and explain the history, geography, wine laws, and labeling of Italian wines and styles.
2. Describe and understand the key factors that influence the characteristics and differences between Italian native grape varieties.
3. Describe and understand the key production factors that influence the characteristics and differences between Regional Italian wine styles including sparkling, dry, fortified & sweet wines.
4. Be able to provide accurate, authentic, and credible information and advice on Italian wines.
5. Identify and assess the characteristics & quality of Italian wines and styles correctly.
 
Examination:

A written 50-question exam in one hour  and a blind tasting of two wines: one white, one red.

Student must demonstrate a passing grade of 75% on each section. Earn the title of “Italian Wine Maestro” after passing a written exam and blind tasting (2 wines)

*Exam registration fee required to retake the exam.

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YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Marcia Hamm, VIA Italian Wine Expert (one of only 16 in the world and the highest qualification level of VIA) and VIA Certified Instructor will lead you through all 20 regions, grape by grape, while tasting important examples along the way. Tasting sessions utilize the VIA tasting grid which has been developed specifically for uncovering the nuances of Italian wines.

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#6115 - 4000 No.3 Rd,Richmond, BC V6X 0J8
 
phone call 

 (604)357-6009

envelope

 admin@vancouverwineschool.com

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