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February 12, 2019
VIA Chengdu - 16-20 March 2019

The Year of the Pig will bring Vinitaly International Academy Ambassador course to China’s leisure city Chengdu

The Italian Wine Ambassador certification course—Vinitaly International Academy’s flagship educational program about Italian wines—will be staged in Chengdu, China, next March, for the second consecutive year. Chengdu’s five-star hotel Xanadu-CYNN will host a cohort of wine specialists eager to learn more about Italian wine culture from March 16 to 20, 2019. Applications are now being accepted for the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Italian Wine Ambassador certification course in Chengdu scheduled to begin on March 16. This five-day intensive program which trains […]
January 31, 2019
5StarWines - The Book 2019

Natural wine selection at 5StarWines Wine Without Walls to launch revised assessment method, two brand new trophies, and new Panel Chairman

The 2019 edition of Wine Without Walls, the natural wine section of the 5StarWines blind tasting organized by Veronafiere and Vinitaly, will showcase an enhanced wine assessment method as well as two brand new trophies. This popular segment of 5Star Wines will be held in Verona on April 3rd 2019 featuring natural, organic, and biodynamic wines from all over the world under the scientific direction of biodynamic wine writer Monty Waldin (also General Chairman of 5StarWines) and the coordination of […]
January 25, 2019
Winter Fancy Food Show 2019

Vinitaly International takes the cream of Italian wine to the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco

Vinitaly International, the true ambassador of Italian wine, poured wines from northern, central, and southern Italy at the San Francisco Winter Fancy Food Show, a leading trade expo which featured more than 25,000 visitors. After this first stop for 2019, Vinitaly International will return to California in February to stage the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Ambassador course in Los Angeles and educate local wine professionals about Italian wine. Vinitaly International’s first mission for its 2019 tour took some of the […]
January 15, 2019
VIA Los Angeles - Students sampling Italian Wines

Los Angeles: “the truth is in (Italian) wine” with VIA Ambassador course coming up in February

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is proud to bring the adventure of Italian wine to the US this year with its first 2019 Italian Wine Ambassador certification course to be held in Los Angeles, California, from February 18th to 22nd (applications are currently being accepted). The location for the 11th edition of this highly-professionalizing training course is the gorgeous boutique hotel The Line located in the heart of trendy K-Town, between Hollywood and downtown LA. Vinitaly International in collaboration with […]
December 18, 2018
Map of the Vinitaly International Academy community worldwide

170 Italian Wine Ambassadors worldwide lay the foundation for Vinitaly International Academy’s next phase

2018 has been a landmark year in the life of Vinitaly international Academy (VIA) with 38 Italian Wine Ambassadors and 4 Experts certified during courses held in two Asians cities, Chengdu and Hong Kong, and in Verona, Italy. With a grand total of 170 highly-specialized Italian wine professionals coming from all over the globe, 2018 has also seen the beginning of the next development phase for VIA to include a revised, tasting-intensive as well as new players that will oversee […]
December 13, 2018
Margareth Henriquez

Future trends and scenarios for the wine business presented at 5th edition of wine2wine

wine2wine, one of the most stimulating wine business conferences in Italy, has wrapped up for another year on November 27th. Organized by Veronafiere, Vinitaly, and Vinitaly International, wine2wine showcased sessions that were all live-streamed on Facebook and included topics relevant to the wine trade such as brand and community building, enotourism, developing wine markets, and the digital, among others. wine2wine is a unique two-day conference designed to give participants the latest market insights and strategic network opportunities. Italian wine producers, […]
December 4, 2018
Announcement of the OperaWine 2019 producers

Wine Spectator reveals OperaWine 2019 Italian Producers at wine2wine

The names of the Italian wine producers selected by leading American magazine Wine Spectator to take part in the 2019 edition of OperaWine have been announced during wine business forum wine2wine on Monday 26 November. For the 2019 line-up, significant changes include the listing of 15 wineries selected for the very first time and the introduction of 6 completely different Brunello di Montalcino producers compared to last year’s. Wine Spectator’s senior editor and tasting director Alison Napjus announced the 103 […]
November 21, 2018

Wine business forum wine2wine: understanding emerging wine markets

Wine business forum wine2wine to help Italian wineries understand emerging wine markets in Poland, South Korea, and Switzerland. The Polish, South Korean, and Swiss wine markets will be the focus of three in-depth talks at wine2wine 2018, the annual wine industry forum organized by Veronafiere, Vinitaly, and Vinitaly International. Taking place on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November in Verona, Italy, wine2wine will offer a wide range of lectures and workshops on key topics that are of interest to the […]
November 15, 2018

As Russians surge toward wine market gains Vinitaly Russia says nazdaróvye!

Wine fever is about to hit Russia as Vinitaly International and Veronafiere launch the 15th edition of Vinitaly Russia on November 19th in Moscow followed by a second stop in Saint Petersburg on November 20th. Exploiting Russia’s steady market recovery, Vinitaly Russia 2018 has prepared a line-up of events featuring iconic wines representatives of every Italian region as well as new educational initiatives including a masterclass offered by the Vinitaly International Academy among others. Well before the Russian Revolution took […]
November 8, 2018

Italian Wine Ambassador Course: 2 new Experts and 7 new Ambassadors

10th edition of Vinitaly International Academy, Hong Kong: on November 8th, 2018, two new Italian Wine Experts and seven new Italian Wine Ambassadors officially joined the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) community of dedicated wine professionals worldwide. These new Ambassadors and Experts successfully completed the re-formatted, tasting-intensive VIA Italian Wine Ambassador certification course held in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in the lead up to the International Wine and Spirits Fair. The overall count for VIA-certified […]
October 30, 2018
Canada Roadshow Executive Seminars

Canada Roadshow Executive Seminars: a taste of the “bella vita”

Veronafiere and Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) have teamed up with ICE-Italian Trade Agency in Toronto and two of the leading Canadian Monopolies, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NFLC), to bring Canada Roadshow Executive Seminars to cities in Eastern Canada. These VIA seminars will be held for the first time in Ottawa (Ontario) on November 5th, Halifax (Nova Scotia) on November 7th, and St. John’s (Newfoundland) on November 8th and will showcase the variety and […]
October 25, 2018
VIA- Hong Kong 2018 featured

Hong Kong: reformatted, tasting-intensive Italian Wine Ambassador course

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) launches its reformatted, tasting-intensive Italian Wine Ambassador certification course in Hong Kong from November 4th to 8th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the lead-up to the region’s famous International Wine and Spirits Fair starting on November 8th. 30 students coming mostly from Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan but also from the Philippines, Brazil, and Australia will sit through the revised Ambassador course, whose lecturing and tasting components have been considerably enhanced.   […]