New York 2019 Certification Course | Vinitaly International

26 - 30 Giugno 2019

Vinitaly International Academy


Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is proud to announce that the reformatted Italian Wine Ambassador Certification Course will be held in New York from June 26th to 30th, 2019.

The VIA Certification Course is exceptionally well thought out; the instructors have designed the course to give students the confidence to become adept Ambassadors of Italian wine.

The VIA Certification Course provides students with a solid foundation, it enables students to build a long-term career in the wine sector. 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; from Tasting Labs which resemble a buffet-style wine tasting experience to guided tastings that are more instructional in nature. The course entails four full days of instruction with the final day taken up with the examination. There is a focus on the native grapes of Italy, moving through Italy region by region, students will get a well-rounded experience, learning about wine in combination with food and Italian culture. Our students have the opportunity to really understand and learn the differences between each variety and wine, as well as gaining confidence to talk about what each wine should really smell and taste like to a broader audience.

Places available: 30

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

Language: English

Location: Il Buco, Alimentari & Vineria 53 Great Jones St New York, NY 10012

Preliminary Timetable:

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

Exam day: 09:00 – 11:30

Pinning Ceremony: 16:30, 30th June, 2019

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Registration is now closed.

Registration fee: 600 euro (VAT included). This includes a coffee break and light lunch during the course.

How to apply and register:

Click 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, 5 MB maximum, JPEG format).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email upon the successful submission of 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

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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