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Discovering Italian Wine

SommCon Workshop November 15, 2017

Italian Wine Essentials for the Restaurant Professional
Presented by Italian Wine Central

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Enroll by August 15 and receive credit for either Discovering Italian Wine (level I) or the Italian Wine Professional (Level II): $195 off enrollment in the course of your choice.

$250 pp

Registration Information – One-day program on Wednesday, November 15 in San Diego at SommCon, including instruction, tasting wines and practice exam.
Workshop timing: 9 am to 3:30 pm

Do you love to drink Italian wines?  Do you work with Italian wines and want to help your customers navigate the complexities of Italian wines better?  Join us for this interactive workshop taught by one of the leading Italian wine educators in the US, Geralyn Brostrom, managing director of Italian Wine Central (IWC). As a citizen of the Italian Republic, with over 20 years of working with Italian wine and countless trips to Italy, she knows the landscape and will bring it alive.

This one-day course will present the Italian classics in a new light, alongside up-and-coming wines as well as a few wines that could be on the radar very soon. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how these Italian wine styles fit onto restaurant wine lists today while building confidence in their knowledge of Italian wines.

Program highlights:

  • Tasting flights of key wine styles—red, white, sweet, and sparkling
  • Wine list exercises that emphasize creating entries customers can understand
  • Pronunciation of key Italian wine terms and names

At the conclusion of the day, attendees will take a short practice exam, using actual exam questions. The exam will be geared to help students determine which of the IWC programs might be best for them:  Discovering Italian Wine or the Italian Wine Professional (IWP) certification.  Both programs are online, as are the exams, and can be taken at students’ convenience.

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