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November 9, 2019
VIA Hong Kong 2019 class

Vinitaly International Academy global community salutes 14 new Italian Wine Ambassadors and 1 new Expert after Hong Kong certification course

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) welcomes into its global network 1 Italian Wine Expert and 14 Italian Wine Ambassadors following the successful completion of the advanced VIA Ambassador course in Hong Kong held from November 3rd to 7th, 2019. Organized by Veronafiere, Vinitaly, and Vinitaly International, the 2019 Hong Kong edition of the course marked the one-year anniversary of the official launch of the reformatted, tasting-intensive program, which debuted in November 2018 in Hong Kong. VIA’s international community of highly-trained […]
July 18, 2019
Vinitaly International Academy Faculty

216 Italian Wine Ambassadors at large ready to spread the gospel: Vinitaly International Academy celebrates one year of its reformatted program

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) celebrates one academic year (2018-2019) into its reformatted program following its organization restructuring with new partners and courses to appeal to international wine professionals looking to specialize in Italian wine. For the academic year 2019-2020) VIA will continue to offer its flagship Ambassador certification course around the world and will launch the intermediate-level course Italian Wine Maestro availing of its community of newly-certified Italian Wine Educators. After The first academic year of reformatted Vinitaly International Academy […]
July 1, 2019
VIA new York New Italian Wine Ambassadors

Benchmark Italian wines appeased the palate of New York sommeliers and importers during Vinitaly International Academy Ambassador course

The Vinitaly International Academy proclaims 12 Ambassadors in New York City, following its five-day Italian Wine Ambassador course. Organized by Veronafiere and Vinitaly International with the support of ICE – Italian Trade Agency, the New York edition of the course was characterized by a special attention to benchmark Italian wines for the American market and to the trendy organic and biodynamic wine market segments. Photograph: The newly-proclaimed Italian Wine Ambassadors in New York with Stevie Kim (Managing Director of Vinitaly […]
March 28, 2019
Vinitaly International Team

Coming home to the city of love (and wine): Vinitaly International Academy to stage Ambassador course in Verona

On Friday March 29, 2019, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) will launch its flagship Italian Wine Ambassador certification course in its home city—Verona—where the VIA project was founded 5 years ago by Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International. 62 wine professionals operating in 22 different markets all over the world will gather in Verona for in-depth training on Italian wines, learning about and tasting Italy’s oenological excellence. During the Verona edition of the course, VIA Chief Scientist Attilio Scienza, Institutional Advisory […]
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 […]