Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is an educational initiative aimed at simplifying the vast diversity of Italian grape varietals by explaining, divulging and broadcasting the characteristics of Italian wine around the world. VIA was first launched back in February 2014 by Stevie Kim (Managing Director of Vinitaly International) and Doctor Ian D’Agata (Scientific Director of VIA).
After more than ten stopovers of the Academy around the globe in 2014, VIA launched the very first edition of its Certification Course that was held just before Vinitaly 2015 and saw the participation of 54 candidates from 17 different countries. Today VIA, after the second edition of the 2016 Certification Course, with the proclamation of 27 new Italian Wine Ambassadors, can count on the support of 6 Italian Wine Experts and 55 Italian Wine Ambassadors from around the world and is looking to further expand its community.
More information can be found in the Manifesto and press releases in the Download and Press Area sections.
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