This course introduces students to the wealth of Italian native grape varieties that are fundamental to comprehending Italy’s complex and fascinating wines. The focus on native grapes as well as regional appellations sets this course apart from many others and provides unique depth of knowledge and understanding.
Precursor, Italian Wine Maestro is the starting course to the higher level course, the Italian Wine Ambassador qualification. Ultimately, the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) qualifications aim to be the gold standard of Italian Wine Education, under the guidance of its founder Stevie Kim, VIA Chief Scientist Prof. Attilio Scienza and supported by the Institutional Advisory board members.
在Vinitaly International Academy創始者 Stevie Kim、首席科學家 Attilio Scienza 教授及其他諮詢委員會成員的帶領下，VIA的Italian Wine Ambassador是學習意大利葡萄酒最高標準資格認證。而Italian Wine Maestro級別課程是Italian Wine Ambassador的必修入門課程。
This program aims to develop a group of highly knowledgeable and skilled specialists who are able to speak and write about Italian wines with authority and will be credible representatives of the Vinitaly International Academy. Students may include but are not limited to, sommeliers, trade professionals, wine buyers, educators and wine writers. Though VIA focuses and believes in a grape variety study approach, ideally, students should come to the Maestro program with a basic understanding of viticulture and winemaking techniques, as this will not be covered in the scope of this course, and that knowledge is required in order to fully grasp the concepts covered in the VIA course. Prior wine education such as WSET level 2/ CSW/ ISG level 1/ or the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Level certification may be helpful but are not considered as prerequisites.
整個VIA課程旨在培養一批知識淵博、技能嫻熟的專家，他們能權威地談論和撰寫意大利葡萄酒，並將成為 Vinitaly International Academy的代表。修讀Vinitaly International Academy課程的學生包括侍酒師、葡萄酒貿易從業者、葡萄酒買家、教育工作者、葡萄酒作家，以及其他行業人士。Vinitaly International Academy專注於葡萄品種研究，而不是葡萄栽培和釀酒技術。在理想情況下，學生在修讀此課程前，應該對葡萄栽培和釀酒技術有基本了解，因為學生必需擁有這些知識以便全面掌握 VIA 課程所涵蓋的概念。WSET 2 級、CSW、 ISG 1 級、或Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Level認證，雖然不是修讀本課程的先決條件，但學生如已修讀以上課程，將對掌握VIA課程的內容將有所幫助。