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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Saturday, October 21 2017

Calling Wine Scholars

By: Anthony Gismondi
Advanced and comprehensive program specializing in Italy and France

Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1, Northern Italy at Victoria and Vancouver, Two Cities, Same Dates.

The most advanced and comprehensive program specializing in Italy, the #1 wine exporting and producing country in the world.

As with French Wine Scholar, this is an advanced program of study on a par with the detail required for the WSET Diploma for Italy and beyond what is covered in WSET level 3. Due to the depth and complexity of Italian wines, the program has been split into two courses: Unit 1 and Unit 2. Following the successful launch of the program last year, we are excited to offer Unit 1, covering the North of Italy again. (N.B. the two units are discrete and there is no need to take unit 1 before unit 2.)

Course runs: 6 weeks, every 2nd Tuesday, with a gap for Christmas

Classes: 24th Oct, Nov 7th & 21st, Dec 5th &19th

Exam: 9th January; Time: 6 – 9 pm

In Victoria: Join Sharon Mclean in the Cru’s Nest, Upstairs at Vessel Liquor Store, 1609 Fort Street

In Vancouver: Join Mark Shipway at Trialto Boardroom, 1260 Hamilton St

Price: $850

Course Prerequisites: No pre-requisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended.

Textbooks: Manual provided

Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)

Student Evaluation: 100 question multiple choice paper. A score of 75% or higher is required to pass. Students must pass both units before gaining the “IWS” credential.

Contact: Cru Consultancy info@cruconsultancy.com to register or for more information.

French Wine Scholar - Vancouver

When it comes to wine culture, France is the historic benchmark. Developed and administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. The French Wine Scholar Program covers French wine law, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking and all of the French wine regions including Jura, Savoie and Corsica. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine.

Course runs: 10 weeks, Mondays: November 6, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18, January 8, 15, 22, 29 (exam)

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Instructor: Mark Shipway, at Trialto Boardroom, 1260 Hamilton St

Price: $1,200

Course Prerequisites: No pre-requisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended.

Textbooks: Manual provided

Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)

Student Evaluation: 100 question multiple choice paper. A score of 75% or higher is required to pass.

Contact: Cru Consultancy info@cruconsultancy.com to register or for more information.

Written By: ag
Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. He is currently in his 29th year as the wine columnist at the Vancouver Sun and a Partner and Principal Critic at www.winealign.comAnthony is also the co-host of the longest running, weekly, wine and food show in Canadian radio: The Best of Food and Wine. You can listen to the show across the Best of Food and Wine Radio Network multiple times per week. For air times in your city, or to listen live on the internet, check here.