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Italian Wine Scholar Boot Camp: Unit 1, Northern Italy

Embark on the most advanced and comprehensive specialization program on Italy!

The Italian Wine ScholarTM curriculum, designed & presented by the Wine Scholar Guild, provides an unparalleled level of depth, accuracy, and detail in the study of Italian wine. Created by native Italian, Maurizio Broggi, (Italian Wine Scholar Education Director) with the support of the Italian wine DOC/G consortia, this program is designed for all advanced students of wine, whether wine professionals or serious wine enthusiasts.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

The Italian Wine Scholar Boot Camp: Unit 1, Northern Italy covers Italian wine law, grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends and economics and all DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine. The IWS program allows wine professionals to set themselves apart from their peers by specializing in the wines of Italy. It’s a great resource and supplement for students of wine moving toward advanced and general wine study programs.

Regions Covered:

  • Valle d’Aosta
  • Lombardia
  • Piemonte
  • Trentino
  • Alto Adige
  • Veneto
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Liguria
  • Emilia-Romagna

Included in Your Tuition:

  • Two intensive, full day review classes with extensive guided tastings by IWS approved instructor Alan Tardi
  • The 260-page full-color Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual
  • Access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 online study program which includes:
    • E-learning modules for each region
    • Self-evaluation quizzes
    • Hundreds of online flashcards
    • Pronunciation exercise
    • Instructor Q&A forums
  • Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Exam—to be held on Day 2 of the course
 About the Italian Wine Scholar Credential:

Tlogohe Italian Wine Scholar is a two-part certification course with examinations at the end of each unit. Those who successfully complete the two-level curriculum and achieve a final passing score on the requisite examinations will earn the title of Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) from the Wine Scholar Guild. The 2-day boot camp format is intended to be a review class for the Italian Wine Scholar exams—registered students will be asked to study the course materials in advance of the class (materials will be mailed to students). 

Note: Unit 2, Central & Southern Italy will be held in April 2020. Please check back for registration information.

 About the Instructor—Alan Tardi:

alan tardiAlan Tardi initially became interested in wine while working as a cook and chef in some of New York’s finest establishments (Chantarelle, Lafayette, Le Madri). After opening his own restaurant in New York City in 1992, Alan began sitting in on panel tastings at the nearby offices of Wine and Spirits and eventually began writing for the magazine. In 2003, Alan moved to the village of Castiglione Falletto in the heart of the Barolo region in Piemonte, Italy, where he spent several years working in the surrounding vineyards and wineries through all phases of the growing and production process, an experience which completely changed his perspective on wine. His first book, ‘Romancing the Vine: Life, Love and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo’ (St Martins Press, 2006) won a James Beard Award for Best Wine and Spirits Book of 2006. His new book, “Champagne, Uncorked: The House of Krug and the Timeless Allure of the World’s Most Celebrated Drink” (Hachette 2016) won a Gourmand Best in the World Award in the French Wine category. Alan currently divides his time between New York and Castiglione Falletto.

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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CLASS SCHEDULES

10/19/2019

10/26/2019 – $795
Saturdays, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Classes will be held on two consecutive Saturdays. Students will receive access to the IWS Unit 1 online study program and receive their study manual shortly after registration in advance of the classes.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Aug 2019

MEXICAN FAVORITES: FISH TACOS, CEVICHE & MORE


08/22/2019 -

08/22/2019 – $195
Thurs 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

DOUGHNUTS, FRITTERS & MORE


08/24/2019 -

08/24/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sep 2019

HANDMADE PASTA


09/07/2019 -

09/07/2019 – $195
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

FRENCH CLASSICS: COQ AU VIN & MORE


09/14/2019 -

09/14/2019 – $195
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NYC FAVORITES: BAGELS


09/14/2019 -

09/14/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

HOMEMADE PIZZA


09/21/2019 -

09/21/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Oct 2019

CHOCOLATE TREATS & TRUFFLES


10/05/2019 -

10/05/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

COOKING THE NEW DELICIOUS


10/05/2019 -

10/05/2019 – $195
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAMEN & GYOZA WITH HIROKO SHIMBO


10/10/2019 -

10/10/2019 – $195
Thur 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CROISSANTS


10/12/2019 -

10/12/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Other One Day Classes

Wine Uncorked

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon opening up the world of wine in a lively and rewarding fashion.  We’ll outline wine-making traditions of the Old World and compare this sensibility with the extroverted can-do attitude of New World oenology. Learn to describe wine – wine as a second language! Then we’ll taste, talk and decide on our preferences. We’re on our own personal learning curves. Take the three hour hike on yours, the view is great!

Students must be at least 21 years of age to enroll in this course.

Purchase a gift certificate.

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

CLASS SCHEDULES

10/12/2019

10/12/2019 – $195
Sat 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES

Aug 2019

MEXICAN FAVORITES: FISH TACOS, CEVICHE & MORE


08/22/2019 -

08/22/2019 – $195
Thurs 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

DOUGHNUTS, FRITTERS & MORE


08/24/2019 -

08/24/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sep 2019

HANDMADE PASTA


09/07/2019 -

09/07/2019 – $195
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

FRENCH CLASSICS: COQ AU VIN & MORE


09/14/2019 -

09/14/2019 – $195
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NYC FAVORITES: BAGELS


09/14/2019 -

09/14/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

HOMEMADE PIZZA


09/21/2019 -

09/21/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Oct 2019

CHOCOLATE TREATS & TRUFFLES


10/05/2019 -

10/05/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

COOKING THE NEW DELICIOUS


10/05/2019 -

10/05/2019 – $195
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAMEN & GYOZA WITH HIROKO SHIMBO


10/10/2019 -

10/10/2019 – $195
Thur 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CROISSANTS


10/12/2019 -

10/12/2019 – $195
Sat 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Other One Day Classes