Italian Wine Academy is an academic center based in Verona and authorized to teach official WSET wine syllabus courses.
WSET – Wine & Spirit Education Trust – is a global leader in education on wines and spirits and offers the best English language educational standard for international wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts alike. Vinitaly International Academy hosts WSET in the professional space of wine2digital, adjacent to Veronafiere. Our classrooms conform to COVID distancing regulations and cleaning.
23 May 2023
At Vinitaly International Academy’s headquarters – Exam at the end of course – Application Deadline May 3
12 – 14 May 2023
At Vinitaly International Academy’s headquarters – Exam 24 June 2023 (at 09:00 am)
17 – 19 May 2023
At Ferrowine Castelfranco Veneto – Exam 21 June 2023 (at 10:00 am)
12 - 16 April 2023
At Vinitaly International Academy’s headquarters – Exam 06 May 2023 ( 10:00 )
Hailing from Australia, Gill Gordon-Smith has been involved in educator training and mentoring programs for many years. With Diplomas in Training Design and Development as well as Vocational Education and Training, she is a WSET Certified Educator, she leads the Vinitaly Academy Educator program, and coordinates the TAFE SA Wine & Spirit School. Not only is she an excellent educator, but she is also a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Expert (IWE) and a winemaker under her own label, “La Madrina”, in McLaren Vale. She has been named Best Wine Educator, Wine Communicator of the Year, and a Woman of Inspiration in her home country. She is a true believer in life-long learning and hard work, to have fun while being serious about focusing on what students need to pass their exam. Teaching WSET 3 in Verona allows her to combine her two great love: education and Italy.
Educator WSET Diploma and Weinakademiker.
Since 2012, Luca has overseen sales and marketing for a group of prestigious Italian wineries, aiming to improve the quality of their distribution in the markets under his responsibility. Prior to joining this group of artisanal Italian wineries, he acquired extensive experience in both the domestic and international arenas of the wine business. Luca’s long experience in the international wine industry motivates him as a WSET educator to pass on his knowledge to newcomers in the wine business. His great passion for wine and strong ability to communicate it to others enhances his skills in both sales and teaching, and he continuously seeks to expand his abilities and activities in the wine sector.
Cynthia Chaplin is a VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with FIS and the WSA, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, she’s lived in Europe since 1990. Italian wine, in particular rosé, is her passion. She works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, a judge at international wine and sake competitions, she consults with restaurants and enotecas developing comprehensive wine lists and food pairings, as she advises clients who want to curate an Italian wine collection. She is currently a Project Manager, Educator, and the host of VOICES Series on The Italian Wine Podcast, focusing on diversity and inclusion in the global wine industry.
The WSET certificates issued by the Italian Wine Academy are recognized all over the world as the Gold Standard of wine training.
Knowing the specific terminology of wine in an international language is essential to understanding the global wine sector, describing wine, and selling it outside the country of production.
WSET provides a title that is recognised in every career connected with the Wine Business: commercial, production, services, hospitality, education.
Expertise in addition to wine
WSET courses explore every characteristic of international wine, as well as hundreds of grape varieties, wine regions and factors that influence marketing and price.
Global approach to wine
WSET wine courses cover every aspect of the wine industry: students are introduced not only to the wine products, but also to history, geography, producers and markets.
The WSET courses at the Italian Wine Academy aim at your success: from the teaching method to the exam times, everything is designed to help you perform at your best.