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Italian Wine Academy expands to offer English-speaking blind tasting sessions

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 5:30pm

VERONA, Italy, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --In June 2020 the Italian Wine Academy decided that to supplement their courses they would offer blind tasting sessions for students, always in English.

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  • VERONA, Italy, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --In June 2020 the Italian Wine Academy decided that to supplement their courses they would offer blind tasting sessions for students, always in English.
  • The sessions of 30 minutes involve tasting three wines blind, often with a carefully chosen theme.
  • Details about the English Speaking Blind Tasting are released on the Italian Wine Academy social media channels and for more information please email: info@italianwineacademy.org .
  • About: the Italian Wine Academy is a wine school based in Verona, and it is an Approved Programme Provider qualified to teach WSET wine courses.

Trapiche is Awarded Top 100 Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:30am

MENDOZA, Argentina, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Trapiche, one of Argentina's largest and most historically-important wine producers, announced today that Wine & Spirits Magazine has recognized it as a Top 100 Winery of the Year for 2020.

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  • MENDOZA, Argentina, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Trapiche, one of Argentina's largest and most historically-important wine producers, announced today that Wine & Spirits Magazine has recognized it as a Top 100 Winery of the Year for 2020.
  • This acknowledgment follows the achievement of many other important milestones: Trapiche has been named New World Winery of 2019 by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
  • Find out more about Trapiche: http://www.trapiche.com.ar
    Founded in 1982, Wine & Spirits is published seven times a year and read by over 200,000 members of America's wine community.
  • Wine & Spirits, the only wine publication to win the James Beard award five times for excellence in wine writing, evaluates more than 11,500 bottlings every year.

Wine & Spirits Magazine Reveals Top 100 Wineries of 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:50pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Wine & Spirits Magazine announces the Top 100 Wineries of 2020, a diverse collection of producers from around the globe, honored for their outstanding wines.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Wine & Spirits Magazine announces the Top 100 Wineries of 2020, a diverse collection of producers from around the globe, honored for their outstanding wines.
  • Every year, Wine & Spirits tastes thousands of wines through an exclusive blind tasting process and from those tastings, the editors select the wineries that consistently deliver exceptional wines to assemble the Top 100 Wineries of the Year.
  • "It's been a challenging year for wine retailers to keep up with demand," says Joshua Greene, editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • In 2020, Wine & Spirits will be celebrating the Top 100 wineries with a virtual event: The Top 100 Sessions.

Academie du Vin Library and Napa Valley Wine Academy Collaboration

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 6:00pm

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --London-based Academie du Vin Library and Napa Valley Wine Academy join forces to offer a series of webinar presentations featuring star-studded wine luminaries such as Hugh Johnson and Steven Spurrier, along with a selection of wine book classics and new titles offered by an array of renown wine authors.

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  • NAPA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --London-based Academie du Vin Library and Napa Valley Wine Academy join forces to offer a series of webinar presentations featuring star-studded wine luminaries such as Hugh Johnson and Steven Spurrier, along with a selection of wine book classics and new titles offered by an array of renown wine authors.
  • "Adding iconic wine writers and experts from the Academy du Vin Library to our educational events at the Napa Valley Wine Academy is a natural fit.
  • Napa Valley Wine Academy is America's Premier Wine School based in Napa Valley, California with ten locations across the United States.
  • The Academy also offers a host of other online courses including the American Wine Expert, Oregon Wine Expert, Napa Valley Wine Expert, Wine 101 Foundation course and the soon to be released German Wine Expert, Argentina Wine Specialist, and Wine 201 Wine of the World.

Italian Wine Academy Celebrates a Successful Online Course with a 100% Pass Rate

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:00am

IWA offered the inaugural Online Level 2 Award in Wines students three days of interactive theory classes, conducted online using the Zoom platform.

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  • IWA offered the inaugural Online Level 2 Award in Wines students three days of interactive theory classes, conducted online using the Zoom platform.
  • Students attended three sessions a day, with breaks to allow them time away from their screens, interspersed with Q&A sessions.
  • About: the Italian Wine Academy is a wine school based in Verona, and it is an Approved Programme Provider qualified to teach WSET wine courses.
  • WSET qualifications are globally recognized as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge for wine professionals and enthusiasts.

Wine Expert Mark Oldman Hosts Celebrity Rosé Battle Online

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 6:51pm

Hosted by wine expert and award-winning author Mark Oldman, attendees of the "Celebrity Rose Deathmatch" will taste and vote on ross produced by A-listers including Brad Pitt, John Legend, Francis Ford Coppola, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, and Post Malone.

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  • Hosted by wine expert and award-winning author Mark Oldman, attendees of the "Celebrity Rose Deathmatch" will taste and vote on ross produced by A-listers including Brad Pitt, John Legend, Francis Ford Coppola, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, and Post Malone.
  • More information and registration is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrity-rose-deathmatch-free-mark-oldman-...
    The celebrity ros battle is part of Oldman's new series of virtual wine tastings, which have proven incredibly popular during the pandemic as participants can enjoy the classes from the comfort of their own home.
  • Oldman broadcasts from his art-filled, Wall Street Journal-featured "Wine Sanctuary," which allows him to augment his tastings with a panoply of rare wine bottles, antiques, and artifacts.
  • Named "one of the wine world's great showmen" by theNew York Times,Mark Oldman brings an unrivaled blend of knowledge and entertainment to the stuffy world of wine.

Italian Wine Podcast celebrates 300th episode with expanded content and daily programming

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:00pm

Programming Lineup: Italian Wine Podcast episodes have typically launched on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and, over time, the guest list has grown to include personalities from around the world including educators, influencers, and businesspeopleall with ties to Italian wine.

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  • Programming Lineup: Italian Wine Podcast episodes have typically launched on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and, over time, the guest list has grown to include personalities from around the world including educators, influencers, and businesspeopleall with ties to Italian wine.
  • Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine: Italian Wine Podcast listeners will soon get early access to the new Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine, in audiobook format.
  • Year three of the Italian Wine Podcast includes new contributors and expanded programming, allowing for a diversification of audience.
  • Italian Wine Podcast aims to inform, educate, and entertain listeners regarding Italian wine.

LG Signature Partners With Internationally Acclaimed Wine Critic James Suckling

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LG SIGNATURE has partnered with the renowned wine critic, James Suckling, for the global launch of the new LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar.

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  • ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LG SIGNATURE has partnered with the renowned wine critic, James Suckling, for the global launch of the new LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar.
  • With the new partnership, Suckling will serve as ambassador for the newly launched LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar.
  • "We look forward to hearing more of his professional insight into wine appreciation and his views on how the new LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar is the best option available for storing wine at home."
  • James Suckling is an internationally acclaimed wine expert with more than three decades of experience as a wine journalist and critic.

LG SIGNATURE Partners With Internationally Acclaimed Wine Critic James Suckling

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 9:00am

SEOUL, South Korea, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LG SIGNATURE has partnered with the renowned wine critic, James Suckling, for the global launch of the new LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar.

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  • SEOUL, South Korea, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LG SIGNATURE has partnered with the renowned wine critic, James Suckling, for the global launch of the new LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar.
  • With the new partnership, Suckling will serve as ambassador for the newly launched LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar.
  • The world's leading wine critic previously teamed up with the world's leading home appliance brand at IFA 2018 in Berlin, hosting wine tasting sessions at the LG SIGNATURE booth.
  • James Suckling is an internationally acclaimed wine expert with more than three decades of experience as a wine journalist and critic.

Wine & Spirits Magazine Releases Results from its 31st Annual Restaurant Poll

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 2:00pm

This year, our Poll results once again pointed to a downtrend, although this time many of the 200-plus sommeliers who responded tied that trend to changing demographics in their dining rooms.

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  • This year, our Poll results once again pointed to a downtrend, although this time many of the 200-plus sommeliers who responded tied that trend to changing demographics in their dining rooms.
  • In our follow-up interviews, wine directors described the challenges of serving two distinct audiencesthe older Boomer generation and the Millennialswith vastly different agendas and budgets for wine.
  • While wine sales may take a hit, Rollston, like many others we talked to, doesn't see this change as a negative.
  • "We'd like to think this year's rankings for Jordan and Lpez de Heredia might reflect more diners ordering wine with their meal in mind," says Joshua Greene, the editor of Wine & Spirits.