Discover Series at NVWA

In-depth exploration of world wine regions with guided tastings of 6-8 classic wines
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IDEAL FOR: INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS

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2 HOUR CLASSES

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IN PERSON,

NAPA, CALIFORNIA

Discover Series at Napa Valley Wine Academy

$99.00

Join Napa Valley Wine Academy In-Person for monthly tastings to learn about the world’s greatest wine regions. This is a two-hour lecture-style class with a guided tasting of 4 wines. Open to anyone who would like to improve their understanding of wine. Learn about major wine styles, climatic conditions, and classic winemaking techniques particular to the world’s best wine regions. Lead by WSET educators who specialize in the particular region of interest. Register now, only 14 seats are available!  

Thursdays 6pm to 8pm

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Thursday February 9, 2023 6-8 PM

CÔTES DU RHÔNE with
Catherine Bugue, NVWA VP of Education, DipWSET

The Rhône region of France has been planted to vines for over 2,000 years, first by the Greeks and then by the Romans. Winemaking thrived with support from the church, especially after Pope Clement V relocated the papacy to Avignon in 1309. The reputation and consumption of wines labeled C.D.R. grew over centuries; in 1937, Côtes du Rhône was one of France’s first AOCs. The backbone of the Rhône Valley in France is the Côtes du Rhône AOC, a topographically diverse area stretching from Vienne in the north past Avignon in the south, surrounding and following the Rhône River. Within this large region, there is varied geography, four different soil types, and both Continental and Mediterranean climates. The winemaking style of blending reflects the diversity of grape varieties grown, with white, rose, and red wines produced.
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Thursday March 9, 2023 6-8 PM

OREGON

It’s no secret Oregon produces exceptional wine. But the “how” and “why” often gets lost among its 72 grape varieties and nearly 800 small production wineries. Get a global understanding of this premier wine region while tasting wines from top Oregon producers.
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Thursday April 13, 2023 6-8 PM

NORTHERN ITALY with
Diane Wu DipWSET

Discover wines of Piemonte, Veneto, Lombardia, and Friuli. From classic wine styles and indigenous grape varieties of Piemonte to up-and-coming and off-the-beaten-path wines of Friuli. Study the diversity of the wines and climatic influences on the wine styles in the regions.
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Thursday May 11, 2023 6-8 PM

WASHINGTON with
Janet Casey DipWSET

With just over 1,000 wineries, 400+ grape growers, and 60,000+ acres of wine grapes, Washington State is the 2nd largest wine-producing state in the U.S. Washington produces over 80 varieties from 20 AVAs. Experience how diurnal shift and the rain shadow effect influence the wines styles of wines from Evergreen state.
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Thursday June 8, 2023 6-8 PM

ALSACE with
Gus Zhu MW

Protected by the natural barrier of the Vosges Mountains, the vineyards of Alsace benefit from a unique climate and a variety of different grape-growing sites. The diversity of grape varieties produces an incomparable range of rich and aromatic wines, from sparkling and light-body still wines to the most opulent and full-bodied with botrytis influence, from dry to sweet. Learn about amazing Alsatian wine’s ability to pair with food.
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Thursday July 13, 2023 6-8 PM

TUSCANY with
Diane Wu DipWSET

Viticulture in Tuscany dates back to the 8th century BC when the Etruscans settled within the region. Temperate coastal areas are contrasted by inland areas (particularly those in the rolling hills for which the region is so famous), where increased diurnal temperature variation helps to maintain the grapes’ balance of sugars, acidity, and aromatics. Discover wines made with famous Sangiovese grapes and go beyond.
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Thursday August 10, 2023 6-8 PM

CAVA

Cava is an iconic traditional method sparkling wine made in Spain. Study native grape varieties Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo and learn why some producers use Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to make this famous sparkling wine. Discover 2020 changes to Cava wine production law and understand how length of lees aging influences the wine style.

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Thursday September 14, 2023 6-8 PM

UKRAINE

Discover the vineyards and wines of one of the oldest winemaking countries in the world, Ukraine. Learn about the huge growth of Ukrainian wine during the 21st century, along with the new challenges of winemaking when occupied by a foreign power.
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Thursday October 12, 2023 6-8 PM

RIOJA with
Monika Bielka-Vescovi DipWSET

With more than 600 wineries, 14,800 winegrowers, and centuries of history, Rioja is Spain’s leading wine region. Located in North Central Spain, the Rioja wine region is known around the world for high-quality age-worthy wines with a traditional sensibility. While Rioja’s reputation has been built upon unforgettable, oak-aged Tempranillo blends; the region’s diverse terroirs, grape varieties, and winemaking practices also create a broad spectrum of easy-to-drink red, white, and rosé wines that consumers can turn to for excellent value—with each bottle marked with the distinctive Rioja “trust” seal that guarantees authenticity.
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Thursday November 9, 2023 6-8 PM

NAPA VALLEY

Unlock the secrets of Napa’s greatness as we explore the diverse microclimates and geology of its nested AVAs. You’ll enjoy guided tastings of classic and off-the-beaten-path grape varieties, as well as vintage wines that bring an understanding of Napa Valley wines’ ability to age. An ideal start to your Napa Valley wine-tasting tour or for locals who want a clearer understanding of the Valley.
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Thursday December 14, 2023 6-8 PM

SOUTHERN ITALY with
Gus Zhu MW

Discover famous wines of Southern Italy, from Aglianico, Primitivo, and Negroamaro to Nero D’Avola and the white grapes Vermentino, Greco and Trebbiano. Learn about Taurasi DOCG located in Campania, one of Southern Italy’s most renowned wines. Vinified from the thick-skinned Aglianico grape, the wine lends pronounced dark fruit qualities with a rich structure and high tannins.

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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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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