Italian Wine Professional 8-Week Course starts July 7 - ONLINE

Italian Wine Central Level 2 Course:

The IWP online course includes:

  • Access to the Italian Wine Professional 8-week online course and online exam
  • Coverage of all 20 Italian regions and all styles of Italian wine, in a single comprehensive course
  • The Italian Wine Professional Certification Course Book – your offline study manual companion to the online program, comprising more than 200 pages, in full color, with all the information needed to master the course as well as additional reference materials
  • Live and recorded webinars by renowned industry experts
  • Engaging online learning modules
  • Online quizzes
  • Full instructor support
  • Italian pronunciation practice and additional support options
  • The Italian Wine Professional online exam

ENROLL for July 7, 2017 Course

This course is ideal for:

  • Those who work in the retail or restaurant segments
  • Those employed in a sales role at an importer or distributor selling, evaluating, or anyone whose portfolio is actively competing against Italian wines
  • Wine writers, educators, public relations and marketing professionals with winery clients
  • Avid connoisseurs who wish to increase their knowledge of Italian wine
  • Anyone who has a passion for Italian wine and wants help in understanding Italian wine labels, choosing Italian wines on a wine list or appreciating the differences between the myriad Italian wine styles.

Course Description

The Italian Wine Professional course is recommended for anyone who wants to strengthen his or her knowledge base on the subject of Italian wine. The program is designed to bring Italian wines into focus and provide the confidence necessary to discuss, sell, buy, and enjoy Italian wine at a professional level. Ideal candidates include:

  • Those who have experience with wine but have not dealt much with Italian wine
  • Those who are familiar with some of the more famous categories of Italian wine but want to broaden their scope to less familiar territory
  • Those who work in retail, restaurant, import, and distribution roles selling, evaluating, or competing against Italian wines
  • Wine writers, educators, and avid connoisseurs who wish to increase their knowledge of Italian wine
  • Anyone who has a passion for Italian wine but wants help in understanding Italian wine labels, expanding their horizons in choosing wines on a wine list, or appreciating the differences between the myriad Italian wine styles

The course is particularly recommended for wine professionals who have Italian wine sales as one of their job requirements and who do not currently feel comfortable with their Italian wine knowledge. The IWP is also appropriate for wine consumers who like Italian wine but have little experience with it. Also, the IWP makes a perfect first step to getting on solid ground regarding Italian wine before tackling high-level general credentials (e.g., Advanced Sommelier, WSET Diploma, etc.).

Italian Wine Professional™ Certification Course Book & Study Guide Features

  •  Organized by wine style—the way in which most people buy and sell wine—an efficient and practical way to comprehend the large body of knowledge that is Italian wine
  • Denominations, grape varieties, and other key facts that come up in daily conversation or work-related activities
  • Dozens of full-color images and custom-produced maps
  • Clear, concise grape variety profiles
  • Diverse and comprehensive workbook exercises designed to aid students in their understanding and retention
  • Segments on pronunciation, vocabulary, cuisine, and culture that allow students to understand Italy’s wines within the cultural context of each region
  • Reference sections that make the book useful as a daily professional resource (post-study), including a complete list of all 407 DOPs and a synopsis of rules for denominations covered in the IWP course
  • Professionally edited and fully indexed for easy reference
In addition, throughout, students will be exposed to:
  • A practical tasting approach geared toward understanding what’s in the bottle
  • Grape variety profiles and Italy’s major wine styles
  • Geography through the use of original color maps
  • Navigating restaurant wine lists and examples of retail wine sets
  • Italian cuisine and its relationship with Italian wines
  • Italian language pronunciation exercises