Via Verona 2020 Certification Course | Vinitaly International

10 - 14 April 2020

Vinitaly International Academy

Wine2digital | Viale del Lavoro, 8, Verona

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is proud to announce that the 15th Italian Wine Ambassador Certification Course will be held in Verona from 10 to 14 April 2020, with support from the Italian Trade Agency.

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: 60

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

Language: English

Location: Wine2digital | Viale del Lavoro, 8, Verona

Preliminary Timetable: 10th – 14th April 2020

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

Exam day: 09:00 – 11:30

Pinning Ceremony: 16:30, 14th April 2020


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Registration is open from 25 Oct 2019 to 28 February 2020.

The selection results will be relayed privately by email on 15 January, 15 February, 5 March 2020.

Registration fee: 1280 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.

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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For further information:

Telephone: +39 045 8101447
WeChat: 10620459


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