Discovering Italian Wine Online Course

Sharpen Your Knowledge on Italian Wine

An easy introduction to the sometimes daunting wines of Italy
Italian Wine Central

Discovering Italian Wine Online Course

A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO THE WINES OF ITALY

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Discovering Italian Wine Online Course

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BEGINNER

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SELF-PACED

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8 HRS OF STUDY

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ONLINE

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CERTIFICATION

You’re intrigued by the beautiful wines of Italy, but...

You don’t know where to begin with the hundreds of DOCs and DOCGs.
Your feel totally overwhelmed by the country’s 3,000+ grape varieties.
You’re beginning your wine journey, and want to be ‘immersed’ without drowning.

It's Time

We can help you take it from ‘mammoth’ to ‘manageable’

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Discovering Italian Wine Online Course

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Italy is the most important country for imported wines into the U.S. Don’t let the complexity of the famous Boot Country keep you from exploring this Old World wine region.

Most Italian wine certifications are designed for experts, but we developed Discovering Italian Wine to provide a fun, unpressured introduction for those who are just getting started on their wine journey.

This course is ideal for people in wine service or sales who want to advance their careers, or enthusiasts wanting to enhance their experience in Italian wine country.

By the end of the course, you’ll have a better grasp of:

  • The key red and white grape varieties of Italy
  • The region’s red, white, pink, sparkling and dessert wines
  • Italian wine history and its significant regions

A complete introduction to the wines of Italy

The Wine 102 Discovering Italian Wine ONLINE Course is the ideal way to discover Italy—the most important country for imported wines into the US—and her beautiful wines!

Are you just getting started on your wine journey or expanding out of your comfort zone (California, France, etc.) into the sometimes-daunting wines of Italy?

This course was specifically designed for people in wine service or sales (on- or off-premise) to jump-start their careers, but it’s also a great way for consumers and aficionados to get a quick initiation in Italian wine knowledge.

An easy to understand introduction to the often-complex wines of Italy, Discovering Italian Wine is a great place to begin an immersion into the wonderful world of Italy, especially for those wanting to pursue the Italian Wine Professional.

Please note your course starts immediately upon enrollment and you have 12-months of access!

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WHY STUDY WITH US?

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HERE’S WHAT’S COVERED IN

Discovering Italian Wine

Module 1

Introduction to Italian Wine

  • Bella Italia
  • A Little History
  • Setting the Stage
  • Italy: The Country
  • Italy: The Regions
  • Tuscany (Toscana)
  • Piedmont (Piemonte)
  • Veneto
  • Campania
  • Puglia
  • Review

Module 2

11 Key Italian Red Grape Varieties

  • Intro
  • Sangiovese
  • Montepulciano
  • Lambrusco
  • Nebbiolo
  • Barbera and Dolcetto
  • Aglianico
  • Negroamaro and Primitivo
  • Nero d’Avola
  • Cannonau
  • International Varieties Part 1
  • International Varieties Part 2
  • Review

Module 3

11 Key Italian White Grape Varieties

  • Intro
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Moscato
  • Verdicchio
  • Vermentino
  • Vernaccia
  • Fiano
  • Greco
  • Falanghina
  • Grillo
  • Friulano
  • Trebbiano
  • Other International Varieties
  • Review

Module 4

11 Wines Named After Grape Varieties

  • Intro
  • Place-Name Protection
  • Denominations on Labels
  • Denominations that Specify a Grape Variety
  • Barbera d’Asti
  • Dolcetto d’Alba
  • Pinot Grigio delle Venezie
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano
  • Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
  • Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
  • Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
  • Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo
  • Aglianico del Vulture
  • Cannonau di Sardegna
  • Others
  • Review

Module 5

11 Red Wines Named After Places

  • Intro
  • Quality Levels
  • DOCs and DOCGs
  • Chianti and Chianti Classico
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • Barolo
  • Barbaresco
  • Nizza
  • Dogliani
  • Amarone della Valpolicella
  • Bardolino
  • Taurasi
  • Review

Module 6

11 White, Pink, Sparkling, and Dessert Wines Named After Places

  • Intro
  • Additional Label Terms
  • White Wines | Gavi
  • Lugana
  • Soave
  • Orvieto
  • Frascati
  • Pink Wines
  • Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Franciacorta
  • Asti
  • Prosecco
  • Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco
  • Dessert Wines
  • Vin Santo
  • Review

Module 7

11 Places That Make Multiple Styles of Wine

  • Intro
  • Etna
  • Roero
  • Bolgheri
  • Collio
  • Langhe and Piemonte
  • Alto Adige/Sudtirol, Trentino, and Valdadige
  • Sicilia
  • IGPs
  • Review

Post Module

Course Wrap-up

  • Final Thoughts
  • Intro to Practice Test
  • Optional exam

WHY STUDY WITH US?

Engaging Online Content + Experts to Answer Your Questions

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Our courses are developed by leading wine professionals to provide relevant educational content you won’t find anywhere else. Have questions? Pick up the phone and call us! We’re always here to help.

Developed by the experts at Italian Wine Central, this course includes 7 modules packed with images, maps, pronunciation practice, and interactive exercises. Quizzes are included at the end of each lesson, with an optional final exam for certification.

Online Wine Academy™ Student Portal

Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

NVWA Student-Only Community

Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.

INTRODUCING

YOUR WINE GUIDE(S) FOR

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• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

Become a Confident in Italian Wine

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BUY THE COURSE

You’ll receive a Welcome Email with everything you need to access our proprietary learning platform, community and course materials.

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WATCH THE MODULES

Dive right into your materials, interact with our community, and engage with your expert instructors–100% online and at your own pace.

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SAVOR YOUR SUCCESS

Toast your accomplishment with a deeper appreciation and understanding of what’s in the glass!

Frequently Asked Questions

THE NITTY GRITTY

No, the course is entirely online, so students should take notes during the course if they want hard-copy study materials. However, students may want to purchase one of the books in the Into Italian Wine series as a reference guide.

Discovering Italian Wine is entirely online, so it is available on your own schedule. You can start at any time. Your course starts immediately upon enrollment, and you will have 12 months of course access.  No prerequisites are required.

Tasting Italian wines during the course is a great way to get the full measure of the course material, but it is not required. There is no tasting component for the final exam.

At the end of the course, there is an optional final exam included with the purchase of the course. The test is 30 questions long, with a variety of question types. A practice exam is available after the last lesson to help you prepare for the actual exam. Learners who pass the exam will be sent a printable Certificate of Completion. Passing status is the equivalent to scoring 75% or higher. Most importantly, after completing Discovering Italian Wine, those who work in wine sales will have more confidence in presenting Italian wines and consumers will be more knowledgeable about Italian wine and will be more comfortable with shopping for and ultimately get more enjoyment from Italian wines.

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STUDY MATERIALS FOR EACH UNIT INCLUDE

  • Learning objectives for each lesson
  • Illustrative maps
  • Audio listening exercises
  • Timed feedback tests at the end of each lesson
  • Practice exam

ENROLLMENT INCLUDES

  • Registration & Exam Fee
  • 12-months of access to Discovering Italian Wine Online Course
  • Digital DIW Certificate upon successful passing of the final exam

REQUIREMENTS

No prior knowledge of Italian wines is required. (That’s why it’s called “Discovering”!) and no course prerequisites

are required.

ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE & EXAM

Online exam consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions that need to be answered in 30 minutes. Students must score

at least 75% to achieve the Discovering Italian Wine Certificate.

Course Format

Online Course

Location

Knowledge Level

Beginner

Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Want to know if this program is right for you?

Schedule a call to speak with one of our WSET diploma series experts.

How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.
(There’s a reason our unique approach is winning awards.)
WSET Educator of the Year 2016

AWARD WINNING!

WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.

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