“There may be many ways to cultivate knowledge of Italian wine, but learning from certified, Italian Sommeliers committed to conveying information beyond textbook facts, is, without a doubt, the best opportunity for wine lovers.
The North American Sommelier Association (NASA) is a participating organization of the WSA (Worldwide Sommelier Association) — the largest Sommelier Association in the world, with extremely high curriculum and quality standards as well as political weight.
Held at major cities throughout North America, there are many courses to choose from. Oenophiles can quench their passion or hone their professional skills with courses that start with the basics and advance to sommelier accreditations.
Anyone living in the Southeastern US should not miss the NASA IWS (Italian Wine Specialist) scheduled for October 23-26, 2015 in Miami, led by NASA Vice President and Director of Education, Diego Meraviglia (a Gold-Pin Sommelier); and sponsored by the Florida Chapter and delegate Alessandra Orlich.
The IWS aims to transmit the true atmosphere, heart and soul of Italy and Italian wine along with the numbers and facts that are of public domain. And, as stated on the NASA website: “It is exactly this very atmosphere, heart and soul of each region that becomes essential in truly understanding and appreciating Italian wine, beyond merely the superficial concepts and hard facts.”
Toscana Divino Group, the location host provides the perfect ambiance for a wine learning experience. Owned by native Italians, the restaurants embrace the interconnectedness of culture and history associated with the country’s wine and food (traditional and contemporary.)
It is this synergy of facts and story make for a unique experience. The course includes:
- 28 hours (4 days) of class time lecture and tasting of the most representative wines from the 20 wine regions of Italy in sequence;
- A final written exam (5th day) required to achieve the ‘IWS’ certificate and lapel pin;
- Charts and textbook; and
- One year NASA membership.
Be sure to register before September 23rd at www.nasommelier.com/event/italian-wine-specialist-certification-miami/ and save $50.00 off of the $650.00 course fee.
The Toscana Divino Group hosts NASA Italian Wine Certification Course:
Date: October 23-26, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm
Venue: Ironside Pizza
7580 NE 4th Ct.
Phone: (305) 371-2767
Price per person: $650.00
Early Bird Discount – Save $50.00 for online registration by September 23, 2015