Napa Valley Wine Academy

Joe Roberts

Joe Roberts is the founder of 1WineDude.com, one of the most influential and popular wine blogs in the U.S., and the first website specifically targeted at Intermediate wine lovers. In 2013, Joe was named the 15th most influential person in the U.S. wine business in IntoWine.com’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the U.S. Wine Industry. 1WineDude.com has received numerous awards, including being named Best Wine Blog in both the 2009 Foodbuzz Blog Awards and the 2010 Wine Blog Awards. Joe previously authored the “Wined Down With Joe Roberts” wine column on Playboy.com, and has contributed to outlets as diverse as Publix Grape Magazine, PalatePress.com, Mint.com, Wines.com, and Joe Roberts holds the Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) qualification from the Society of Wine Educators, and the Wine Location Specialist (WLS) qualification from the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) and the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP).

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What Can We Learn from the World’s Top Rosé Wines?

Are the best Rosés (still) being shortchanged against their red and white peers? There’s a long-standing joke in the wine business that a wine’s most common flaw is that it isn’t red. This is, of course, a reference to the perception that dry red wines tend to outscore their white, dessert, sparkling, and rosé counterparts […]

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Changing Tides: How On-Premise Pros Are Riding the Wave of Changes Hitting the U.S. Wine Market

During the first quarter of 2023, one story has thoroughly dominated the wine news cycle: the U.S. wine market is shedding younger consumers. Long focused on attracting the disposable income of Baby Boomers, the wine industry in the USA seems to have missed the mark with subsequent generations, who are eschewing wine for other adult

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An Oregon AVA Flood of Epic Proportions

Take a primer on Oregon’s Newly-Minted American Viticultural Areas WIthin Willamette Valley By Joe Roberts Thousands of years ago, the Missoula Floods gave birth to what are now the diverse terroirs of the Pacific Northwest. Today, the region is experiencing a different kind of flood: namely, a flood of newly-approved AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). The

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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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