VIA Hong Kong 2019

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is proud to announce that the reformatted version of the Italian Wine Ambassador Certification Course will once again return to Hong Kong SAR China- November 2019.

Back by popular demand, this will be the second edition of the reformatted course. Faculty members, Sarah Heller MW & Henry Davar IWE have designed the course to give students the confidence in becoming adept Ambassadors of Italian wine.

The VIA Italian Wine Certification Course represents a unique opportunity for wine professionals all over Asia to gain extensive knowledge through leading wine experts on the subjects of Italian grape varieties and the regions where they are grown. The course not only offers hours of in-depth classroom lectures, but also the opportunity to taste a multitude of Italian wines representing the various regions & native grapes of Italy.

The course entails four full days of in-class work, with an exam on the 5th and final day. The experience also includes an innovative group video project that encourages after-class networking among the students. The course helps students of Italian wine to understand the nuances and complexities of native grapes and their numerous varieties, they will also learn about wine in combination with food & Italian culture.

The experienced and knowledgeable instructors believe that a course such as this one should allow students to taste as many wines as possible, thus tastings are given just as much importance as the in-depth theory portions. There are two formats for the tastings: Tasting Labs which resemble a buffet-style wine tasting experience, and Guided Tastings that are instructional in nature.

The VIA course helps students to build their confidence and increase their knowledge-base in order that they can talk about Italian wine, the grapes, territories & culture in a broader context.

* Light lunch will be provided each day
* Course taught in English
* Venue to be disclosed
* 30 places available
Event Organizer: Vinitaly International Academy
Venue: TBD
Location: Hong Kong,   Hong Kong
Time: 08:30 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 18:00
Phone: +39 045 8101447
Cost: 600 euros
Available languages: English
Certifications: Other