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5 Common Misconceptions About Italian Wine

5 Common Misconceptions About Italian Wine

by Geralyn Brostrom, co-founder, IWC At some point in the Italian Wine conversation, just about anyone can start to feel out of their depth when discussing Italian wine. There is a lot to learn! After all, Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine—but Italian wine is neither mysterious nor incomprehensible, and most importantly, students …

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Decoding the Language of Italian Wine Laws From IGT to DOP

by Geralyn Brostrom, CWE, IWP, VIA Italian Wine Expert / images courtesy of Geralyn and Jack Brostrom, authors of Into Italian Wine: The Italian Wine Professional Certification Course. EDITOR’S NOTE: Napa Valley Wine Academy is the only school in America offering the Italian Wine Professional course online. Learn more about becoming an Italian wine expert …

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10 Tips For Finding Your Sweet Spot in the Wine Industry

by Geralyn Brostrom, co-founder, ItalianWineCentral.com It isn’t always the first question I get asked when I meet someone new, but it usually makes its way into the dialogue at some point. “So how did you get into the wine business?” The answer is really simple—despite completing my MBA in record time and landing what seemed …

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Wines From Italy: Donnafugata and Tenute Rubino

L to R: Nino Santoro, Vineyard Manager and José Rallo, Owner, Donnafugata Winery. With the Italian Wine Professional course from Italian Wine Central slated to take place at our Napa Valley Wine Academy HQ in just two weeks, we wanted to highlight four wines that students will be tasting during the course. These four–two from …

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Wine Education: When To Get Certified

Vector image credit: iStock.com/svinka. If you’re thinking about getting into the wine industry, a fundamental first step is to get educated about wine, because the path to your ideal job in the industry may not reveal itself until you’ve realized the level of knowledge required. Today’s industry is highly competitive. A basic understanding of wine …

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Italian Wine Professional Co-Founder Geralyn Brostrom on How the IWP was Born

From all of us here at the Napa Valley Wine Academy we hope your July 4th celebrations were fun and full of good food and wine. And undoubtedly you’ve been reliving patriotic red, white and blue fireworks displays amidst a see of red, white and bubbly, so let us help you switch gears and start …

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