Italian Wine Specialist Course
Italian Wine Specialist Course
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Italian Wine Specialist Course


Program Overview

In this one-of-a-kind program designed by our renowned sommeliers, you’ll deeply explore the world of Italian wines. Specifically tailored for professionals who cannot abandon their busy schedules to meet the rigid requirements of traditional education, we emphasise a flexible learning schedule to finish your program in only six months.

Grasp relevant historical events in Italian viticulture, winemaking processes, grape varieties, appellations, technical and professional information, cultural aspects, food and wine pairings and taste over 100 exquisite Italian wines along your journey.  

Everything you need to advance your skills and become a sought-after Italian Wine Specialist!

Program Structure

Instructor: Daniel Marcella IWS Principal Sommelier

Course Delivery: Face-to-Face

Location: At Italian Wine Cellars, 13/77 Victoria Rd, Drummoyne, NSW 2047

Class Lenght: 3-hour lesson,  from 9AM to 11AM

Duration: 26 weeks

Wines: 161 Tastings (60 ml per wine)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduction to Italy: History, Cultural Elements, Italian Wines, Indigenous Grapes, Wine Services
  • Italian Viticulture History, Wine Appellations, Reading Italian Labels, Opening of a bottle of wine (Sparkling, Screw top, utensils) 
  • Blind Tasting, Tasting Grid
  • Introduction to the North Italy: Geographic Features, Major Appellations, Major Grapes
  • Valle d’Aosta – Liguria – Lombardia
  • Piemonte
  • Food and Wine – Welcoming in Hospitality
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia – Trentino Alto Adige – Opening and Avvinamento
  • Veneto – Emilia Romagna – Food Pairing
  • Group Activities – Reccomendation Skills / Sales
  • Introduction to Centre Italy – Toscana – understanding Cheeses
  • Toscana 
  • Marche – Umbria and Lazio
  • Special Wine : Natural Wine – Dessert Wines
  • Group Activities – Food and Wine Pairing
  • Introduction to South Italy – Skills: Decanting and Glassware – Food and Wine: Seafood
  • Food and Wine: Seafood
  • Abruzzo and Molise – Sensorial Tasting: Glassware
  • Puglia
  • Campania and Basilicata
  • Sicilia – Calabria – Sardegna
  • How to Write a Wine list – Selling like an Italian Sommelier
  • Group Activities – Food and Wine Pairing
  • Test