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At the Castle of Grinzane Cavour the course to become Langhe Wines Ambassadors

Following the success of the first two editions and after the forced stop due to the pandemic, the “Barolo & Barbaresco Academy – Langhe Wine School” returns to offer the first-level “Langhe Wines Ambassador” course in attendance: an intensive training course aimed at wine professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise on wines from the Langhe region.

The initiative, promoted and organized by t the Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani together with Strada del Barolo e grandi vini di Langa, is aimed at trainers, brand managers, journalists and buyers with the aim of creating a global network of Langhe Wines Ambassadors.

On the website all the information related to the courses: the next edition of the course in attendance is scheduled for 24-25-26 September 2021 at the teaching room of the Castle of Grinzane Cavour and from December 2020 the first level “Langhe Wines Ambassador” on-line course is also available.

The course in attendance is divided into three modules – climate and geology, native grapes of Piemonte and winemaking – taking place over three days, from Friday to Sunday. In addition to traditional lectures led by highly qualified teachers from the region, the programme also includes on-site field trips and tastings.

The programme coordinator is the sommelier and tourist guide Sandro Minella. Natural scientist and geologist Edmondo Bonelli will take students on a journey through the geological eras of the Piemonte’s Tertiary Basin. Agronomist and professor Edoardo Monticelli will be in charge of the modules about native grapes – from Nebbiolo to the other vines of the Langhe. Professor Vincenzo Gerbi from the Università di Torino will lecture about the evolution of winemaking techniques. A final talk led by agronomist and journalist Maurizio Gily will look at the Langhe wines’ market challenges and perspectives. Wine tastings will be held during each module.

The lessons will be held in Italian with simultaneous interpreting in English, making the course available to both Italian and English-speaking participants. The field trip to visit the crus of Barolo and Barbaresco will also be in English. It will also be possible for students to visit the castle at the end of the course.

Applicants will be selected according to their background and previous knowledge and experience in the wine sector.

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