Toscana Divino Group Hosts North American Sommelier Association, Italian Wine Certification Oct 23-26/15: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT announced

Sep 18, 2015 1062

The Toscana Divino Group will host the only Southeastern US presentation of the North American Sommelier Association, Italian Wine Specialist (IWS) course from October 23 to 26th, 2015 at Ironside Pizza, 7580 NE 4th Ct., Miami, FL, 33138. The 24 hour course and certification exam is being offered at a $50.00 discount for online registrations made before September 23, 2015 at

Designed for the wine professional or enthusiast, the IWS is led by Diego Meraviglia, Gold-Pin Sommelier and NASA Vice President and Director of Education and includes: tastings of over 30 of the most representative and authentic quality wines from all regions of Italy; texts and charts; exam and one year NASA membership.

"The purpose of the IWS certification is to transmit the true atmosphere, heart and soul of Italy and Italian wine along with the numbers and facts," comments Meraviglia. "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."

NASA Italian Wine Specialist Certification Course
October 23-26, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm - Ironside Pizza - 7580 NE 4th Ct. - Miami, FL - 33138
$650.00 Early Bird Discount – Save $50.00 for online registration by September 23, 2015
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Some Background Information:

> The IWS was the first and original North American-offered Italian wine certification program, recognized throughout the world and offered globally, designed in conjunction with the AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) in Italy. The course was pioneered exclusively by NASA, recognized as the leading global educational and consulting authority on Italian wines in North America as well as a fast growing national Sommelier network, providing consistent benefits and education to its members.

> The instructors are all native Italians, certified Sommeliers and professional educators & consultants. They are amongst the highest authorities on Italian wine in the United States. We hand pick them to be born and raised in the regions they teach, giving you first-hand knowledge, real anecdotes, local dialect & slang notions and details you will not find on publicly sold books or from non-native individuals, including the proper pronunciation of Italian names and words as well as authentic cultural & folkloristic facts.

> The course consists of a total of 28 hours (4 days) of class time lecture and tasting of the most representative wines, with a final written exam (5th day) required to achieve the 'IWS' certificate and lapel pin, issued by the North American Sommelier Association and the Worldwide Sommelier Association.

> This class will deeply and comprehensively explore all 20 wine regions of Italy in sequence, the country's wine laws & regulations, grape varietals, intricate culture, history and traditions, trends, typicality, terroirs and key differentiating characteristics, including a brief overview of cuisine.

> A portion of the course will be dedicated to the exclusive and advanced NASA/WSA 'technical wine-tasting technique' for which we are internationally renowned as well as notions of technical food & wine pairing, both traditional Italian and extracted from our world patented 'technical food & wine pairing methodology'.

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