Verona 2018 Certification Course | Vinitaly International

29 March - 2 April 2019

Vinitaly International Academy

@Wine2Digital, Verona, Italy

After the 6th Certification Courses abroad, Vinitaly International Academy will get back to its original home, for its 11th edition to be held from 29 March to 2  April 2019. Five days of in-depth lessons entirely focused on Italian wine with a final exam to become VIA certified Ambassadors or Experts.

This edition of certification course will also inaugurate the famous “Vinitaly Marathon” which is highlighted by the 5StarWines – the Book from 3 to 5 April 2019  and the Operawine on the 6th of April. From April 7th to the 10th, the 53rd edition of Vinitaly will take place, hosting again wine producers from all over Italy.

The VIA Certification Course represents a unique opportunity for wine professionals all over the world to gain extensive knowledge from the leading Italian Wine Experts on the subject of Italian grape varieties and wines. 

In this manner, 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.

For further information: or telephone:+39 045 8101447

Places available: 60

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

Language: English

Location: Wine2Digital, Viale del Lavoro 8, 37135, Verona

Preliminary Timetable:

Every day from 9:00 – 12:30 / 14:00 – 16:30

Exam day 9:00 – 11:00 and oral exam for the Expert level from 15:00 – 16:30

In cooperation with:

Application Deadline: The application is now closed. 

Registration fee: 1280 euro (VAT included). This includes accommodation, daily transportation, and a light lunch during the entire duration of the course.

How to apply and register:

Click on the “Apply Now” button and fill in 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.

The communication of acceptance will be done by email if you’re selected as the qualified candidate, you then need to fill out and send the registration form as well as a copy of the payment receipt to

Applications can only be accepted and confirmed upon receipt of the completed registration form and the fee. Forms and payments not received will result in the candidate’s exclusion from the course.

Required Text:

– Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape. Positive Press, 2017.

–Native Wine Grapes of Italy. Ian D’Agata. University of California Press, 2014.

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