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February 20, 2020
VIA Advisory Board 2020

Vinitaly International Academy’s projections for 2020 aim for 300 certified Italian Wine Ambassadors worldwide

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Institutional Advisory Board gathered in Verona, Italy, on February 5th, 2020, to discuss VIA’s enhanced educational and incoming programs for the current year. In 2020, VIA aims to reach 300 Italian Wine Ambassadors certified and to grow its base of alumni to 800. At present, the VIA team is working to stage the advanced-level Italian Wine Ambassador certification in Verona from April 10th to 14th, 2020. Verona, Italy. The year 2020 will be decisive to […]
December 18, 2019

Italy’s wine business forum wine2wine 2019 presented the wine industry of the future

On November 25th and 26th, 2019, over 1500 wine professionals gathered in Verona, Italy, to look into the latest wine trends in the industry during Veronafiere and Vinitaly’s annual business forum wine2wine. The forum’s 67 sessions delivered by 110 Italian and international experts ranged from social sustainability to consumer behavior and are now publicly available on the wine2wine Facebook page thanks to the live-stream which took place during the event. Thirst for knowledge among wine professionals has no limits. With […]
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 […]
November 6, 2019
Dmitry Merezhko at Vinitaly Russia

Italian wine never sleeps: Vinitaly Russia tags team with Vinitaly Hong Kong

With the Vinitaly Tour, Vinitaly International and Veronafiere travel worldwide to promote Italian wine. As Vinitaly Russia comes to a close, everything is in place for the 10th edition of Vinitaly Hong Kong to be held from November 7th to 9th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair. Vinitaly International’s mission is to help Italian wine producers build new trade relations worldwide. In order to do so, Vinitaly International organizes […]
October 23, 2019
VIA Italian Wine Ambassadors and Experts at Bolgheri

Vinitaly International Academy’s Chief Scientist Prof. Attilio Scienza welcomes Italian Wine Ambassadors to Bolgheri, Tuscany

This September saw the incoming program of the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) welcome 12 Italian Wine Ambassadors and 3 Italian Wine Experts for a series of visits, tastings and masterclasses to better understand the history and diversity of the Bolgheri region in Tuscany. The visit encompassed trips to prestigious wineries (Poggio al Tesoro, Tenuta di San Guido, Tenuta Argentiera, Tenuta Guado al Melo, Michele Satta, Oliviero Toscani) as well as the opportunity to be hosted by the Bolgheri DOC Consorzio. […]
October 15, 2019
VIA Hong Kong 2019

Vinitaly International Academy returns to Hong Kong to stage its Ambassador certification course a year after launch of new format

The leading Italian wine education provider Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is heading back to Hong Kong from November 3rd to 7th, 2019, to run its advanced Italian Wine Ambassador course dedicated to wine professionals looking to further their knowledge of Italian wines. Organized by Veronafiere, Vinitaly, and Vinitaly International, the 2019 Hong Kong Ambassador course will mark the second anniversary after the official launch of the reformatted, tasting-intensive program, which debuted in 2018 in Hong Kong and introduced on a […]
October 9, 2019
Vinitaly Tour - Russia 2019

Meet, Taste, Learn, Repeat: Vinitaly International returns to Moscow and St. Petersburg

Vinitaly Russia takes off on October 28th in Moscow, Russia, and also launches a completely reinvented event in St. Petersburg on October 30th. With a rich programme of tastings exploring many Italian regions, B2B meetings, and educational events, the Vinitaly Russia tour promises not only to reinforce Italian wine primacy in the country, but also to expand it. The political crisis of 2014 considerably transformed the Russian market. It changed consumer habits, limited the population’s purchasing power, and altered the […]
August 1, 2019
The guide 5StarWines - the Book

Vinitaly’s Wine Guide 5StarWines – the Book 2020 Now Available Online

5StarWines – the Book 2020, Vinitaly’s wine guide, has just been published online. The print version of the publication which features 676 wines out of the over 3100 wines submitted for the 5StarWines Grand Tasting will be released in September 2019. The online edition of 5StarWines – the Book 2020 has just been released and can be consulted at http://www.5starwines.it/la-guida/. The digital wine guide is the result of the annual wine selection 5StarWines, a three-day tasting marathon held in the lead-up […]
July 29, 2019
wine2wine 2019

Creating an Inclusive, Diverse, Ethical, and Democratic Wine Industry: wine2wine’s 2019 Special Theme to Focus on ‘Social Sustainability’

Vinitaly wine2wine is a dynamic international wine industry forum organized by Veronafiere. Now in its 6th edition, this year wine2wine will be held on November 25th and 26th in Verona, Italy. The event is a key reference point for wine producers and a diverse variety of wine professionals eager to develop and grow their wine businesses worldwide. This year wine2wine’s theme is ‘social sustainability’. wine2wine has recruited an inspiring line-up of speakers, including many new faces to the annual wine forum, […]
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 […]
May 31, 2019
Vinitaly International Academy class

A New Generation of Italian Wine Educators is Born

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) adds another layer to its Ecosystem taking it one step closer to its goal of dominating the world of Italian wine education. VIA is already considered the gold standard in Italian wine education, providing career growth opportunities to wine professionals who have chosen to participate in one of the most challenging programs in the industry. Now those that have qualified as Italian Wine Ambassadors can disseminate their knowledge by becoming certified as Italian Wine Educators […]
May 31, 2019
Vinitaly International Academy New York, June 2019

“Give me your wine professionals and the yearning for Italian wine on your teeming shore”: New York to host next Vinitaly International Academy Ambassador Course in June

New York City, the buzzing hub for global business, is going to set the scene for the next Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Ambassador Course from June 26th to 30th, 2019. With the support of the ICE – Italian Trade Agency, VIA will stage the Italian Wine Ambassador course at the 3 West Club in the city that never sleeps, training a new cohort of experienced wine professionals about Italian wine. Applications are currently being received through the Vinitaly International website. […]