Los Angeles 2019 Certification Course | Vinitaly International

18 - 22 February 2019

Vinitaly International Academy

Los Angeles

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is proud to announce that a new Italian Wine Ambassador certification course will be held in Los Angeles from February 18th to 22nd, 2019. The new course will be taught by VIA Faculty members Sarah Heller MW and Henry Davar and will feature lectures, guided tastings, tasting labs, in addition to some convivial moments.

The VIA Certification Course represents a unique opportunity for wine professionals all over the world to gain extensive knowledge from the leading Italian Wine Experts on the subject of Italian grape varieties and wines. 

Our students have the opportunity to really understand and learn the differences between each variety and wine, as well as gaining confidence to talk about what each wine should really smell and taste like to a broader audience.

For further information: via@vinitalytour.com or telephone:+39 045 8101447

Places available: 30

Length of the course: 4 days + 1-day exam

Language: English

Location: Los Angeles, 3515 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90010

Preliminary Timetable:

Every day: 9:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 16:30

Exam day: 9:00 – 11:30;

Pinning Ceremony: 16:30, 22nd Feb, 2019

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Application Deadline: 1st  February 2019.

Registration fee:600 euro (VAT included). This includes a coffee break and light lunch during the course.

How to apply and register:

Click on the “Apply Now” button and fill in the online application form following the instructions. Please note that you’re required to attach the updated CV (in PDF format), a recent photo (headshot, 5 MB maximum, JPEG format).  Applicants will receive a confirmation email upon the successful submission of online application form. For any supplementary materials, please reply to the confirmation email directly.

The communication of acceptance will be done by email if you’re selected as the qualified candidate, you then need to fill out and send the registration form as well as a copy of the payment receipt to via@vinitalytour.com.

Applications can only be accepted and confirmed upon receipt of the completed registration form and the fee. Forms and payments not received will result in the candidate’s exclusion from the course.



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