Los Angeles 2019 Certification Course | Vinitaly International

18 - 22 February 2019

Vinitaly International Academy

3515 WILSHIRE BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90010

The Vinitaly International Academy global community continues to grow steadily with 7 Italian Wine Ambassadors newly certified in Los Angeles. The overall count then raises to 177 accredited members (of which 13 are Experts and 164 Ambassadors), even if the broader alumni community reaches 500 wine professionals worldwide that have been through the program since 2015.
In its 11 edition of Ambassadorship Certification Course from 18 to 22 February 2019 in Los Angeles, we’re honoured to welcome on board 7 Italian Wine Ambassadors, expanding the community to 164 Italian Wine Ambassadors and 13 Italian Wine Experts globally.
 


VIA Italian Wine Ambassadors


The new Ambassadors certified in Los Angeles are all experienced wine professionals based in the United States and the U.K. and include:

Rebecca Lawrence
Rebecca Lawrence - UK Wine Educator and Assistant Manager at The Vineking – Independent Wine Merchants in Redhill, UK
Massimo Serradimigni
Massimo Serradimigni - USA Importer and Distributor at Winebow in Skokie, USA
Catherine Stratton
Catherine Stratton - USA Wine Educator at C.S. Selections LLC in Playa del Rey, USA
Petra Belliti
Petra Belliti - USA Owner of DiVita Tours in San Diego, USA
Emily Wynbrandt
Emily Wynbrandt - USA Importer and Distributor at Mucci Imports in Brooklyn, USA
Orazio Campoli
Orazio Campoli - USA Sales Manager at Lyra Wines in Los Angeles, USA
Shelia Donohue
Sheila Donohue - USA Importer and Distributor at Vero Vino in New York, USA

Gallery VIA Ambassador Course Los Angeles 2019


Wine list of VIA Los Angeles Edition

White wines of the North West


Lvnae “Vermentino Etichetta Nera” Colli di Luni DOC 2017
Cantina Mesa “Giunco” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2017
Malvirà Roero Arneis DOCG 2017
Fontanafredda “Le Righe” Gavi del Comune Di Gavi DOCG 2017
Vigneti Massa “Derthona” Colli Tortonesi Timorasso DOC 2016

Red wines of the North West and a dive into Nebbiolo


Institute Agricole Regional Aosta Cornalin Valle d’Aosta DOC 2016
Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2017
Braida “Ai Suma” Barbera d’Asti 2015
Arpepe “Stella Retica” Sassella DOC Riserva 2012
Antica Casa Scarpa “Tettineive” Barbaresco DOCG 2013
Marchesi di Barolo “Barolo del comune di Barolo” Barolo DOCG 2014
Luciano Sandrone “Cannubi Boschis” Barolo DOCG 2012
Fontanafredda “Vigna La Rosa” Barolo DOCG 2011
Fontanafredda “Briccotondo” Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2017

Italian sparkling wines


Mosnel “EBB” Franciacorta DOCG Extra Brut Millesimato 2012
Biondelli Franciacorta DOCG Saten, NV
Ferrari “Perlè” Trento Doc 2012
Villa Sandi Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry, NV
Medici Ermete “Concerto” Lambrusco Reggiano DOC 2017

White wines of Northeastern Italy


Meroi Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC 2016
Borgo del Tiglio Collio Friuliano DOC 2016
Tenuta Santa Maria “Lepia” Soave DOC 2016
Ancilla “Ella” Lugana DOC 2016
Damijan Podversic Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia IGT 2012

Red wines of Trentino-Alto Adige and different expressions of the Valpolicella blend


Wasserhof Alto Adige DOC sottozona Santa Maddalena Classico 2016
Corte Sant’Alda “Cà Fiui” Valpolicella DOC 2017
Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 2016
Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC 2015
Allegrini Amarone della Valpiolicella Classico DOCG 2014
Corte Sant’Alda “Valmezzane” Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2012

White wines of the Adriatic Coast: Marche and Abruzzo


Accadia “Cantori” Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico DOC 2016
Borgo Paglianetto “Terravignata”Verdicchio di Matelica DOC 2016
Tiberio Pecorino Colli Pescaresi IGT 2017
Tiberio Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2016
Masciarelli “Villa Gemma” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

Red wines from Central Italy and an encounter with Sangiovese


Luigi Giusti “Lacrima” Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC 2015
Frescobaldi “Nipozzano” Chianti Rufina DOCG Riserva 2015
Val delle Corti Chianti Classico DOCG 2014
San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013
Masciarelli “Marina Cvetic” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Riserva 2014
Arnaldo Caprai “Collepiano” Montelfaco Sangrantino DOCG 2013

White wines of the South: Campania and Sicily


Fattoria La Rivolta Falanghina del Sannio DOC sottozona Taburno 2016
Terradora di Paola “Ex Cinere Resurgo” Fiano di Avellino DOCG 2017
Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo DOCG 2017
Duca di Salaparuta “Kados” Grillo Terre Siciliane IGT 2016
Benanti “Pietramarina” Etna Bianco DOC Superiore 2015

Red wines of the South and the Islands


Graci Etna Rosso DOC 2016
Valle dell’Acate “Tenuta Ibidini” Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2017
Planeta “Santa Cecilia” Noto DOC 2014
Cardedu “Caladu” Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2015
Torrevento “Since 1913” Primitivo Puglia IGT 2015
Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi DOCG 2013
Luigi Tecce “Poliphemo” Taurasi DOCG 2013
Paternoster “Don Anselmo” Aglianico del Vulture DOCG 2013

Video recap Los Angeles 2019

 
 

Wine Sponsors of VIA Los Angeles Edition

Lyra Wines
Vinity
Vintus
The SortingTable LLC
Portovino (impoter) - Regal Wines and Martine’s Wines (distributor)
Skurnik