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SPAIN'S MOST CELEBRATED WINE REGION

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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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WEBINARS

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RIOJA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

Presenter: Matthew Kaner

Recorded on March 30, 2021

One foot in the Old World, one foot in the new millennium – this is Rioja, Spain’s most important wine region. Join us as we explore the iconic blends, new approved grape varieties, recent vintages and growing in a changing climate. Matthew Kaner, Los Angeles-based wine entrepreneur, has been traveling to Rioja for a decade and brings his passion for the region and its wines to this must-view event.

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RIOJA: HISTORIC SUPERB QUALITY

Presenter: Dr. Liz Thach, MW

Recorded on Tuesday June 22, 2021

Rioja DOCa is among the world’s top 5 classic wine regions; people have known the style and ageability of these Tempranillo-based blends since the mid-1800’s. This webinar explores how Rioja’s iconic style came to be, and how the Bodegas of the region have adapted to the contemporary wine world while maintaining quality and iconic status.

Rioja Tempranillo and Beyond

RIOJA: TEMPRANILLO AND BEYOND

Presenter: Kryss Speegle

Recorded on August 30, 2021

Rioja is traditionally known for its classic blends aged in American oak. This webinar deconstructs the
blend to explore Rioja’s emerging single variety wines. Learn about the grape character of these wines through a wine kit, with a guided tasting and lecture led by Kryss Speegle, MW.
We discussed the new trend and new allowances of grape provenance vs wine style.

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BECOME A RIOJA EXPERT

Rioja Wine Academy
  • Free online courses for enthusiasts and professionals in the wine and travel industries
  • Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Rioja
  • Learn about the land and terroir
  • Explore the grape varieties and historic winemaking methods
  • Earn certificates and diplomas for taking the courses

Please use this special code to register for any Rioja Wine Academy course. CODE: USA-NVWA-001-21-5-M-2

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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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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

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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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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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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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