Napa Valley Wine Academy

Jonathan Cristaldi

Cristaldi is the Northern California editor-at-large for The SOMM Journal and The Tasting Panel magazines. He is a regular contributor to Food & Wine magazine and acting editor and contributor for Napa Valley Wine Academy’s “Pouring Points” blog. He is also the founder and content director for Cristaldi & Co, a creative-content agency servicing the beverage industry and cannabis community. His work has appeared in Los Angeles Magazine and LA Mag’s Liquid LA blog, Vivino.com, Liquor.com, First We Feast, Thrillist (National Edition), Tasting Table (National Edition), Time Out LA and Psychology Today. Cristaldi was named a "Wine Prophet" by Time Out New York for his avant-garde approach to wine education and events a decade ago as the host and co-founder of The Noble Rot. Follow him on Instagram @jcristaldi

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Decanter Editors on The Art of the Tasting Note

We asked three of Decanter Magazine’s US contributors to tell us about their approach to writing tasting notes. This is what they had to say. Because we’re a wine school dedicated to the advancement of wine knowledge through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), a UK-based organization that has created foundational learning courses that […]

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The Natural Wine Philosophy of Field Recordings’ Andrew Jones

Kryss Speegle MW’s masterclass on Natural Wine Styles inspired this Q&A with Andrew Jones of Field Recordings. In short, Domo Arigato Mr. Ramato.  Andrew Jones of Field Recordings. Photo by Asia Croson Photography. Napa Valley Wine Academy introduction Kryss Speegle MW’s masterclass on Natural Wine Styles prompted the idea to reach out to a producer

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The Art of the Cocktail Garnish and Some Practical Advice for New Bartenders

Author’s Note: A paired-down version of this article originally appeared on Foodandwine.com. However, it is printed here, in full unabridged form, with the author’s permission. For the WSET student of spirits, we hope you’ll find this conversation with Scott Beattie, the Sonoma-based master of the cocktail craft-garnish movement, and other like-minded bartenders, a real mind-bender

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IN-PERSON COURSE & WORKSHOP REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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3555 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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555 McMurray Road

Buelton, CA 93427

 

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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)

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1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

 

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Aloft Nashville

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)

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1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

 

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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)

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1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606

 

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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559

 

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