Vinitaly International Academy – Vinitaly International

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).

VIA launched the very first edition of its Certification Course that was held just before Vinitaly 2015. Today VIA, after three editions in Verona and another four editions abroad, can count on the support of 9 Italian Wine Experts and 122 Italian Wine Ambassadors from 22 different countries and is looking to further expand its community.

For any questions please contact via@vinitalytour.com

 

 

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VIA Experts

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Gurvinder Bhatia
Canada
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Hayley Black
USA
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Geralyn Brostrom
USA
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Wai Xin Chan
Singapore
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Henry Davar
USA
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Lingzi He
China
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Corinne Keddie
Canada
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Michaela Morris
Canada
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Jinglin Zhang
China
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VIA Ambassadors

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Kodjo Adovor
USA
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Emilia Aiello
USA
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Luiz Alberto
USA
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Alexandra Alexandrova
Russia
Deena Michelle Altman
Deena Michelle Altman
Canada
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Moonsong Bang
Korea
Jahde Barasch-Grose
Jahde Barasch-Grose
USA
Anna Baranova
Anna Baranova
Russia
Anna Bartolini
Anna Bartolini
USA
Julien Boulard
Joulien Boulard
China
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Jack Brostrom
USA
Randall Bush
Randall Bush
USA
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Nikolay Chashchinov
Russia
Bernice Cheng Beaufait
Beatrice Cheng Beaufait
China
Jerry Cheng Yi Chen
Jerry Cheng Yi Chen
China
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Joseph Cheung
China
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Alexandra Corvo
Brazil
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Enrico Contini
USA
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Bellin Curiel
Mexico
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Rick Cusker
USA
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Ian Dai
China
Levi Dalton
Levi Dalton
USA
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Sara Da Val Franco
Germany
Jennifer Delaloca
Jennifer Delaloca
Denmark
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Brie Dema
Canada
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Veronika Denisova
Russia
Sarah Dewar
Sarah Dewar
Canada
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Joanne DiGeso
Canada
Laura Donadoni
Laura Donadoni
USA
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Dongmyung Hong
Korea
Michelle Erland
Michelle Erland
USA
Daphne Feng
Daphne Feng
USA
Jared Fischer
Jared Fischer
USA
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Maria Grazia Furbatto
Italy
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Maria Gerari
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Vanessa Green
Australia
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Marcia J. Hamm
Canada
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John Irwin
USA
Gillian Gordon Smith
Gillian Gordon Smith
Australia
Kevin Gagnon
Kevin Gagnon
Germany
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Susan Gordon
USA
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Heng Gui
China
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Ying Guo
China
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Martin Hao
China
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Sarah Heller MW
Hong Kong
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Emilia Chunnju Hsiao
China
Rinya Jiang
Rina Jiang
China
Rose Johnson
Rose Johnson
USA
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Ekaterina Khudyakova
Russia
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Mabel Lai
Hong Kong
Shelly Lee
Shelly Lee
China
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Insoon Lee
Korea
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Yusen Lin
Taiwan
Xiang Li
Xiang Li
China
Jia Liu
Jia Liu
China
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Lan Liu
China
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Lin Liu
China
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Juan Lizarraga
USA
Giuseppe Lo Cascio
Giuseppe Lo Cascio
USA
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Joel Mack
USA
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Mike Madaio
USA
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Kara Maisano
Australia
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Vladislav Markin
Russia
Leandro Mattiuz
Leandro Mattiuz
Brazil
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Stefan Metzner
Germany
Joe Micallef
Joe Micallef
USA
Mark Middlebrook
Mark Middlebrook
USA
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Christopher Miller
USA
Robert Miller
Robert Miller
Canada
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Phoenix Murchin
USA
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Claire Nam
Korea
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Emily O'Hare
UK
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Arlene Oliveros
Canada / Philippines
Nicholas Paris
Nicholas Paris MW
USA
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Erica Parisi
UK
Cheryl Peng
Cheryl Peng
China
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Kirk Peterson
USA
Iain Philip
Iain Philip
Canada
Eliza Pinta Kauce
Eliza Pinta Kauce
Latvia
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Ciro Pirone
USA
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Tony Polzer
USA
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Jeffrey Porter
USA
Hugh Preece
Hugh Preece
USA
William Predhomme
William Predhomme
Canada
Marin Preske
Marin Preske
USA
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Rashmi Primlani
USA
Paul Quaglini
Paul Quaglini
USA
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Michael Reale
USA
Snezhana Revchuk
Snezhana Revchuk
Russia
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Roddy Ropner
Hong Kong
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Giuseppe Rosati
Italia
Iris Elena Rowlee
Iris Elena Rowlee
USA
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Richard Sagala
Canada
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Jennifer Schmelzer
USA
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Luzia Schrampf
Austria
Junjie Shi
Junjie Shi
China
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Tersina Shieh
Hong Kong
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Bernardo Silveira Pinto
Brazil
Ján Špener
Ján Špener
Slovakia
Irving So
Irving So
Japan
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Rachel von Sturmer
China
Jessica Tan
Jessica Tan
Singapore
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Jicheng Zhan
China
Shirley Tan
Shirley Tan
China
Brandon Tebbe MS
Brandon Tebbe MS
USA
Sue Tolson
Sue Tolson
Hungary
Mingxu Tu
Mingxu Tu
China
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Elise Vandenberg
USA
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Alejandro Vera
USA
Daria Vereshchagina
Daria Vereshchagina
Russia
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Jean-Charles Viens
Hong Kong
Mary Beth Vierra
Mary Beth Vierra
USA
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CK Vong
Macau
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Fongyee Walker MW
China
Ifan Wang
Ifan Wang
Taiwan
Jun Wei
Jun Wei
China
Helen Williams
Helen Williams
England
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Haixia Xu
China
Ping Yang
Ping Yang
China
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Lu Yang MS
China
Catherine Yen
Catherine Yen
Hong Kong
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Ning Yi
China
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Wei Xing
China
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Yan Zeng
China
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Ada Zhang
China
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Jing Zhang
China
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Teng "Ted" Zhang
China
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Oliver Zhou
China
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Mi Zhu
China
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Xuan Zuo
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