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Napa Valley Wine Academy Partners with Wines of Argentina
Launch of Certified Argentina Wine Specialist Course

Argentina Wine Specialist

October 6, 2020. Napa, CA

The Napa Valley Wine Academy has partnered with Wines of Argentina to create and present the Argentina Wine Specialist Course, the definitive and only course to focus 100% on Argentina and Argentine wine. The newly launched course is offered online through the Napa Valley Wine Academy and culminates in the postnominal title of Certified Argentina Wine Specialist following the successful completion of the online Specialist exam.

This 39-lesson course features extensive depth and breadth of learning, covering the region’s history, classification systems, key details on thirteen (13) main grape varieties, and extensive deep dives on nine (9) regions – from Jujuy to Buenos Aires- in this six-module course. Each module, incorporating four to nine lessons, includes a Review and Quiz. The course was developed by a team of wine experts at the Napa Valley Wine Academy, and the up-to-date facts and figures provided by Wines of Argentina were brought to life by subject matter expert, Natalie Breaux dipWSET, who has passed both parts of the Master of Wine exam and will accept the MW title upon successful acceptance of her research paper. Natalie has lived and worked in Argentina, bringing great insight into the people, grapes, wines, and regions of the country to the course program.

“We are thrilled to partner with Wines of Argentina for this information-packed course. Every wine student, wine instructor, salesperson, retailer, and more – as well as every serious wine-loving consumer looking for information on the wealth of regional wines within Argentina–needs to arm themselves with the information in this course,” states Napa Valley Wine Academy Founder, Christian Oggenfuss.

“At a strategic level, this course is aligned with the organization’s commitment to sustained education and work with internationally recognized educational organizations such as The Napa Valley Wine Academy. In this sense, this partnership will respond to the trends that global society has been experiencing, so it is aimed at ensuring the presence of Vino Argentino in digital ecosystems where strategic audiences for the industry in the world interact. Argentina, as an innovative wine country, will ride that wave and that will be the central point on the Wines of Argentina agenda for the coming years,” said Maximiliano Hernández Toso, President of Wines of Argentina.

The course is available at https://napavalleywineacademy.com/product/argentina-wine-specialist-online-course/

About Wines of Argentina

Wines of Argentina is the organization responsible for the VINO ARGENTINO brand in the world. Since 1993, the organization has been promoting the image of regional wines abroad, in addition to helping guide Argentina’s export strategy, studying and analyzing the changes taking place in consumer markets. Its objective is to collaborate in the consolidation of Argentina among the main wine exporting countries in the world and contribute to the global success of the wine industry by raising the positive perception in the trade of opinion leaders and consumers.
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About Napa Valley Wine Academy
Napa Valley Wine Academy is America’s Premier Wine School™ and the two-time winner of the WSET Global Wine Educator of the Year having won in 2016 and 2019 making it the most awarded WSET wine school in the world. The Academy is based in Napa Valley, California with ten locations across the United States and Online. The Academy is proud to be an approved program provider of the internationally recognized WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) series of wine, spirit, and sake courses (including WSET Levels 1 through 4 in Wine) as well as a full suite of online classes and a host of other specialty classes ideal for enthusiasts and critical for wine and beverage industry professionals.

For more information about the Napa Valley Wine Academy and its numerous courses and experiences, visit napavalleywineacademy.com.

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Academie du Vin Library and Napa Valley Wine Academy Collaboration

Academy du Vin Library

Academy du Vin Library

London-based Academie du Vin Library and Napa Valley Wine Academy join forces to offer a series of webinar presentations featuring star-studded wine luminaries such as Hugh Johnson and Steven Spurrier, along with a selection of wine book classics and new titles offered by an array of renown wine authors. A number of the presentations will also include an optional wine kit, allowing viewers to taste along with some of the industry’s most venerable experts.

Academie du Vin Library founder, Steven Spurrier, created the Library collection to bring the very best wine writing of the past, present, and future under one imprint, offering undisputed wine classics like The Story of Wine (Hugh Johnson), In Vino Veritas (writers such as Charles Walter Berry), and Wine Tasting (Michael Broadbent), as well as new titles that are sure to be the classics of the future. The Napa Valley Wine Academy, the two-time winner of the WSET’s Global Educator-of-the-Year award, has been at the forefront of online wine education and virtual learning, offering a successful selection of regionally-focused webinars and certification courses such as WSET Levels 1 through 4. The Napa Valley Wine Academy was an early pioneer of wine kit shipments to students, making it an industry leader in the online and virtual educational field.

Each live webinar presentation is offered free-of-charge, and the purchase of the accompanying book title, and wine kit, when offered, are optional.

Hugh Johnson Premier Webinar: Hugh Johnson
The premier webinar presentation, scheduled for September 26, features an interview with celebrated wine writer Hugh Johnson, on the topic of the history of wine. A new edition of Mr. Johnson’s award-winning The Story of Wine, released by the publisher this week, will be offered for sale through the Napa Valley Wine Academy site when registering for the webinar.

Register for the Hugh Johnson webinar presentation here: https://napavalleywineacademy.com/product/live-webinar-hugh-johnson-the-story-of-wine/

Upcoming Webinars
Upcoming webinars with tastings include a Bordeaux session with iconic educator and author, Steven Spurrier. The schedule of webinars will be continually updated and available on napavalleywineacademy.com, where participants can also register for the events: https://napavalleywineacademy.com/live-on-line-events-classes/

“We are really pleased to be working with the Napa Valley Wine Academy on a series of webinars that bring some of our brightest authors to an audience who are obviously keen to learn as much as they can,” states Simon McMurtrie, Publisher of Academie du Vin Library. “The team at Napa Valley Wine Academy already have a peerless reputation for offering the best in wine education, and their move to digital formats has been equally successful. Our books are the perfect companion to these talks, and we can’t wait for them to start.”

“Adding iconic wine writers and experts from the Academy du Vin Library to our educational events at the Napa Valley Wine Academy is a natural fit. Our goal, since the Academy’s inception, was to provide our students with excellent-level instruction and learning from wine professionals and experts around the world,” explains Napa Valley Wine Academy Founder Christian Oggenfuss, “and we are more than honored to be working with Steven Spurrier’s Academie du Vin Library.”

ABOUT ACADEMIE DU VIN LIBRARY
The Académie du Vin Library is a new imprint founded by Steven Spurrier and friends, dedicated to publishing the finest wine writing of the past, the present and the future. Our list is small and will never be large – because we value quality over quantity. We choose our books with care – above all for their readability, but also because we genuinely believe they have something important to say about the world of fine wine that will enhance your enjoyment.

ABOUT NAPA VALLEY WINE ACADEMY
Napa Valley Wine Academy is America’s Premier Wine School™ based in Napa Valley, California, with ten locations across the United States. The Academy is proud to be the largest approved program provider of the internationally recognized WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) series of wine, spirit, and sake courses (including WSET Levels 1 through 4 in Wine) and the only two-time winner of Educator of the Year by the WSET. The Academy also offers a host of other online courses, including the American Wine Expert, Oregon Wine Expert, Napa Valley Wine Expert, Wine 101 Foundation course and the soon to be released German Wine Expert, Argentina Wine Specialist, and Wine 201 Wine of the World.

For more information about the Napa Valley Wine Academy and its numerous courses and experiences, visit napavalleywineacademy.com.

For more information on the Académie du Vin Library, visit https://academieduvinlibrary.com/

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PeterMarks2 (September 19, 2019  Napa, CA)  Peter Marks MW has joined the Napa Valley Wine Academy as a Partner and Vice President of Education, managing several key aspects of the Academy’s business. Peter will lead corporate business development at the company’s Napa headquarters; create new course content and offerings such as Master Classes and Specialty Tasting Courses (ie. Expertise in Sparkling Wine); and instruct courses at the Academy.

“One of our core philosophies in founding the Napa Valley Wine Academy was to provide our students with excellent instruction from wine professionals and experts,” explains Napa Valley Wine Academy co-owner and President, Catherine Bugué, “and we are honored and humbled to have Peter Marks’ long and storied experience in education at the Academy.” 

Peter Marks MW holds the highest credential in the industry, Master of Wine, and has mentored numerous of today’s subsequent Masters of Wine. He is the current Chair of the Masters of Wine Practical Exam (tasting) and is a former Chair of the Masters of Wine Practical Education Committee. He launched WSET courses for the country’s first major wine supplier as Vice President of Education at Constellation Brands. Peter frequently teaches and speaks about wine, with a long list of specialties, including Napa Valley, Champagne, and many others. He is revered in the wine world for his instruction on blind tasting, holding master classes in the Art of Blind Tasting as well as Wine Faults. He also judges at many international wine competitions and assists with charitable fundraisers throughout the year.

“Peter’s tasting palate is one of the most revered in the industry and we are excited to begin offering Master courses with Peter, as well as create new and engaging classes for our students,” states Christian Oggenfuss, co-owner and CEO of the Napa Valley Wine Academy.

Only 390 people in the world hold the title Master of Wine (MW) as of Fall 2019. Those seeking the title must pass a rigorous 4-day exam that includes blind tastings of 36 wines and 13 closed-book written essays, plus an individual research paper. 

Napa Valley Wine Academy is America’s Premier Wine School™ based in Napa Valley, California with ten locations across the United States. The Academy is proud to be an approved program provider of the internationally recognized WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) series of wine, spirit, and sake courses (including WSET Levels 1 through 4 in Wine) as well as Sommelier classes and a host of other specialty classes ideal for enthusiasts and critical for wine and beverage industry professionals. 

For more information about the Napa Valley Wine Academy and its numerous courses and experiences, visit napavalleywineacademy.com.

For more information on the prestigious Master of Wine program, visit http://www.mastersofwine.org.

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