Italy is currently the no.1 wine exporting and producing country in the world, as well as being the one of the most imported into the UK. Anyone in the wine industry and any wine lover cannot ignore this focal wine country. This course will be extremely beneficial to both wine industry professionals (Sommeliers, sales reps, educators) and wine enthusiasts, who are interested in the ever-growing vast and opportunity-packed world of Italian wine.

The course consists of 4 evening classes, spread over four weeks, with a final certificate, issued by the UK Sommelier Association. This class will deeply and truly explore all 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, regulations, grape varietals, traditions, trends, history, typicality as well as key characteristics and will include a brief overview of cuisine and culture.

Dates: to be confirmed

Location: Amba Hotel Marble Arch


NORTHERN ITALY part 1 - Val d'Aosta, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy
TASTING: 8 wines

NORTHERN ITALY part 2 - Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli
TASTING: 8 wines 

CENTRAL ITALY - Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio
TASTING: 8 wines

SOUTHERN ITALY AND ISLANDS - Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia.
TASTING: 8 wines

For each lesson, the evening will consist of:
- Presentation of each region.
- Major wine producing areas, indigenous grape varieties and wines, and local food products.
- Tutored tasting of 6 wines each lesson from those regions, reflecting the specific character of the area.

You will also receive the book 'Native Wine Grapes from Italy' by Ian D'Agata.

Price: £390, and is payable in two instalments to help you spread the cost.                                                        The £200 deposit is due by the 20/04/2019.  The second instalment of £190 is due by the 02/05/2019.

If you wish to enrol, please fill up the form and send it to  along with the payment receipt: