Hong Kong 2019 Certification Course | Vinitaly International


3 - 7 November 2019

Vinitaly International Academy

@ Hong Kong

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is proud to announce that the reformatted version of the Italian Wine Ambassador Certification Course will once again be coming to Hong Kong SAR China this November 2019.

Back by popular demand, this will be the second edition of this reformatted version of the course. Faculty members, Sarah Heller MW and Henry Davar IWE have designed the course to give students the confidence to become adept Ambassadors of Italian wine.

The VIA Italian Wine Certification Course represents a unique opportunity for wine professionals all over Asia to gain extensive knowledge through leading wine experts on the subject of Italian grape varieties and the regions where they are grown. The course does not just offer hours of in-depth classroom teaching but also the opportunity to taste representative examples of Italian wines. Instruction entails four full days of in-class work, the final day will be taken up with the examination process. The experience also includes an innovative group video project that encourages after-class networking among the students. The course helps students of Italian wine to understand the nuances and complexities of native grapes and their numerous varieties, they will also learn about wine in combination with food and Italian culture.

The instructors are experienced and knowledgeable, they believe that a course such as this one should allow students to taste as many wines as possible, and so tastings are given just as much importance as the in-depth theory portions. There are two formats for the tastings: Tasting Labs which resemble a buffet-style wine tasting experience, and Guided Tastings that are instructional in nature. We firmly believe this course will help students build their confidence and knowledge-base so that they can talk about Italian wine, the grapes, territories and culture in a broader context.

Places available: 30

Length of the course: 4 days + 1-day exam

Language: English

Location: Hong Kong

Preliminary Timetable: 3rd – 7th November 2019

Every day: 08:30 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 18:00

Exam day: 09:00 – 11:30

Pinning Ceremony: 16:30, 7th November 2019

Application Deadline:  the Hong Kong course has been fully booked, the application for the Verona 2020 edition will soon be open. 

Registration fee600 euro (VAT included). This includes a coffee break and light lunch during the course; for previous students, a 50% discount is applied, please indicate your previous class info if applicable;

How to apply and registerClick on the “Apply Now” button and fill out the online application form following the instructions. Please note that you’re required to attach the updated CV (in PDF format), a recent photo (headshot, maximum 5 MB/minimum 1 MB, JPEG format), please note the picture quality and size matters they are used for promotional purposes. Applicants will receive a confirmation email upon the successful submission of their online application form. For any supplementary materials, please reply to the confirmation email directly. Acceptance into the course will be relayed by email. If you are selected for the program, you will then have to email us the completed registration form as well as a copy of the payment receipt. Please send these items to viachina@vinitalytour.com. Applications will only be confirmed upon receipt of the completed registration form and fee. Forms and payments not received will result in the candidate’s exclusion from the course.

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For further information:

Email: viachina@vinitalytour.com or via@vinitalytour.com
Telephone: +39 045 8101447
WeChat: 10620459
Whatsapp:+39 3282832052

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