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Febbraio 20, 2020
VIA Advisory Board 2020

Vinitaly International Academy’s projections for 2020 aim for 300 certified Italian Wine Ambassadors worldwide

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Institutional Advisory Board gathered in Verona, Italy, on February 5th, 2020, to discuss VIA’s enhanced educational and incoming programs for the current year. In 2020, VIA aims to reach 300 Italian Wine Ambassadors certified and to grow its base of alumni to 800. At present, the VIA team is working to stage the advanced-level Italian Wine Ambassador certification in Verona from April 10th to 14th, 2020. Verona, Italy. The year 2020 will be decisive to […]
Novembre 9, 2019
VIA Hong Kong 2019 class

Vinitaly International Academy global community salutes 14 new Italian Wine Ambassadors and 1 new Expert after Hong Kong certification course

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) welcomes into its global network 1 Italian Wine Expert and 14 Italian Wine Ambassadors following the successful completion of the advanced VIA Ambassador course in Hong Kong held from November 3rd to 7th, 2019. Organized by Veronafiere, Vinitaly, and Vinitaly International, the 2019 Hong Kong edition of the course marked the one-year anniversary of the official launch of the reformatted, tasting-intensive program, which debuted in November 2018 in Hong Kong. VIA’s international community of highly-trained […]
Ottobre 15, 2019
VIA Hong Kong 2019

Vinitaly International Academy returns to Hong Kong to stage its Ambassador certification course a year after launch of new format

The leading Italian wine education provider Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is heading back to Hong Kong from November 3rd to 7th, 2019, to run its advanced Italian Wine Ambassador course dedicated to wine professionals looking to further their knowledge of Italian wines. Organized by Veronafiere, Vinitaly, and Vinitaly International, the 2019 Hong Kong Ambassador course will mark the second anniversary after the official launch of the reformatted, tasting-intensive program, which debuted in 2018 in Hong Kong and introduced on a […]
Luglio 18, 2019
Vinitaly International Academy Faculty

216 Italian Wine Ambassadors at large ready to spread the gospel: Vinitaly International Academy celebrates one year of its reformatted program

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) celebrates one academic year (2018-2019) into its reformatted program following its organization restructuring with new partners and courses to appeal to international wine professionals looking to specialize in Italian wine. For the academic year 2019-2020) VIA will continue to offer its flagship Ambassador certification course around the world and will launch the intermediate-level course Italian Wine Maestro availing of its community of newly-certified Italian Wine Educators. After The first academic year of reformatted Vinitaly International Academy […]
Luglio 1, 2019
VIA new York New Italian Wine Ambassadors

Benchmark Italian wines appeased the palate of New York sommeliers and importers during Vinitaly International Academy Ambassador course

The Vinitaly International Academy proclaims 12 Ambassadors in New York City, following its five-day Italian Wine Ambassador course. Organized by Veronafiere and Vinitaly International with the support of ICE – Italian Trade Agency, the New York edition of the course was characterized by a special attention to benchmark Italian wines for the American market and to the trendy organic and biodynamic wine market segments. After an intense week of lectures and tastings as well as a final examination in New […]
Maggio 31, 2019
Vinitaly International Academy class

A New Generation of Italian Wine Educators is Born

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) adds another layer to its Ecosystem taking it one step closer to its goal of dominating the world of Italian wine education. VIA is already considered the gold standard in Italian wine education, providing career growth opportunities to wine professionals who have chosen to participate in one of the most challenging programs in the industry. Now those that have qualified as Italian Wine Ambassadors can disseminate their knowledge by becoming certified as Italian Wine Educators […]
Maggio 31, 2019
Vinitaly International Academy New York, June 2019

“Give me your wine professionals and the yearning for Italian wine on your teeming shore”: New York to host next Vinitaly International Academy Ambassador Course in June

New York City, the buzzing hub for global business, is going to set the scene for the next Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Ambassador Course from June 26th to 30th, 2019. With the support of the ICE – Italian Trade Agency, VIA will stage the Italian Wine Ambassador course at the 3 West Club in the city that never sleeps, training a new cohort of experienced wine professionals about Italian wine. Applications are currently being received through the Vinitaly International website. […]
Aprile 4, 2019
VIA Verona 2019 new Italian Wine Ambassadors and Expert

Vinitaly International Academy expands its international community in Verona with 23 new Ambassadors and 1 Expert

The Italian Wine Ambassador flagship edition in Verona, Italy, saw the proclamation of 23 new Italian Wine Ambassadors and 1 new Expert. After five days of lectures and tastings (with 320 wines) the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) gathers its international community in Verona, this time also in front members of leading Italian trade associations. With Vinitaly just around the corner, the wine buzz has already begun in Verona, Italy, with the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Italian Wine Ambassador course in […]
Marzo 28, 2019
Vinitaly International Team

Coming home to the city of love (and wine): Vinitaly International Academy to stage Ambassador course in Verona

On Friday March 29, 2019, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) will launch its flagship Italian Wine Ambassador certification course in its home city—Verona—where the VIA project was founded 5 years ago by Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International. 62 wine professionals operating in 22 different markets all over the world will gather in Verona for in-depth training on Italian wines, learning about and tasting Italy’s oenological excellence. During the Verona edition of the course, VIA Chief Scientist Attilio Scienza, Institutional Advisory […]
Marzo 25, 2019
VIA Chengdu 2019 team

VIA: the new hope for the Italian wine market in China?

On March 20, 2019, in Chengdu, four wine professionals based in China achieved the prestigious title of Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador, after a week of intensive lectures, tastings, and a rigorous examination on Italian wine. In Chengdu, Vinitaly International Academy trained 30 wine professionals to the highest level and offered them the unique opportunity to taste around 150 Italian wine labels locally. From March 16 to 20, 2019, the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) returned to Chengdu for its […]
Dicembre 18, 2018
Map of the Vinitaly International Academy community worldwide

170 Italian Wine Ambassadors worldwide lay the foundation for Vinitaly International Academy’s next phase

2018 has been a landmark year in the life of Vinitaly international Academy (VIA) with 38 Italian Wine Ambassadors and 4 Experts certified during courses held in two Asians cities, Chengdu and Hong Kong, and in Verona, Italy. With a grand total of 170 highly-specialized Italian wine professionals coming from all over the globe, 2018 has also seen the beginning of the next development phase for VIA to include a revised, tasting-intensive as well as new players that will oversee […]
Ottobre 30, 2018

Canada Roadshow Executive Seminars: a taste of the “bella vita”

Veronafiere and Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) have teamed up with ICE-Italian Trade Agency in Toronto and two of the leading Canadian Monopolies, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NFLC), to bring Canada Roadshow Executive Seminars to cities in Eastern Canada. These VIA seminars will be held for the first time in Ottawa (Ontario) on November 5th, Halifax (Nova Scotia) on November 7th, and St. John’s (Newfoundland) on November 8th and will showcase the variety and […]