Houston, Texas - Italian Wine Scholar Classes - Central & Southern Italy

Become an Italian Wine Scholar!
Wine Scholar Guild
Course on Central & Southern Italy
Tuesdays, September 18 - November 6, 6:30-9:30pm
The Texas Wine School; 2301 Portsmouth, Houston, TX77098

Taught by Giorgio Caflisch, a CMS Certified Sommelier and Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors. He is an Italian Wine Ambassador, certified by the Vinitaly International Academy in Verona, Italy.

The 24-hour course provides detailed, up-to-date coverage of Italian wines, as well as an introduction to Italian history, geography, viticulture and winemaking. You will:
  • Develop specialist knowledge of the DOC, DOCG and note-worthy IGP wines of each Italian region
  • Appreciate the historical and cultural context of Italian wine
  • Consider the vineyard and winery factors that contribute to wine styles
  • Develop assessment and description skills as you sample a range of exemplary wines, including many that are rare and difficult-to-source
In addition to the classroom presentations and tastings, the study materials include:
  • A comprehensive illustrated reference book. with custom maps, charts, etc.
  • Interactive online study modules for each region
  • Online quizzes, flash cards and learning games for self-evaluation
  • Glossary and pronunciation exercises
  • Exam December 9