Italian Wine Scholar Boot Camp: Unit 1, Northern Italy

Join us this October at the International Culinary Center to expand your wine knowledge as we host the Wine Scholar Guild for a first-of-its-kind boot camp offering of the Italian Wine Scholar credential program. The Italian Wine Scholar is a two-part certification course with examinations at the end of each unit, designed for all advanced students of wine, whether wine professionals or serious wine enthusiasts.

What You’ll Learn
The Italian Wine Scholar Boot Camp: Unit 1, Northern Italy covers Italian wine law, grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends and economics and all DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine. The IWS program allows wine professionals to set themselves apart from their peers by specializing in the wines or Italy. It’s a great resource and supplement for students of wine moving toward advanced and general wine study programs.

Date: Saturday, October 19 & Saturday, October 26
Time: 8:30am-6:00pm
Cost: $795
Visit to register & learn more.

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  • Thanks to those of you who asked about the instructor.  Please see below for bio.  I hope to see some of you in class!  

    Alan Tardi initially became interested in wine while working as a cook and chef in some of New York’s finest establishments (Chantarelle, Lafayette, Le Madri). After opening his own restaurant in New York City in 1992, Alan began sitting in on panel tastings at the nearby offices of Wine and Spirits and eventually began writing for the magazine. In 2003, Alan moved to the village of Castiglione Falletto in the heart of the Barolo region in Piemonte, Italy, where he spent several years working in the surrounding vineyards and wineries through all phases of the growing and production process, an experience which completely changed his perspective on wine. His first book, ‘Romancing the Vine: Life, Love and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo’ (St Martins Press, 2006) won a James Beard Award for Best Wine and Spirits Book of 2006. His new book, “Champagne, Uncorked: The House of Krug and the Timeless Allure of the World’s Most Celebrated Drink” (Hachette 2016) won a Gourmand Best in the World Award in the French Wine category. Alan currently divides his time between New York and Castiglione Falletto.

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