The certification program will embrace a complete curriculum designed to coach wine professionals on Georgian wine
New York, October 4, 2022 – Wines of Georgia, the group that represents and promotes the wines of the nation of Georgia and financed by the Nationwide Wine Company of Georgia, which is a authorized entity below the Ministry of Environmental Safety and Agriculture of Georgia, and the nation’s wineries, is worked up to announce an upcoming wine certification program in partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy, one of many prime wine colleges within the US, launching in November, 2022.
A primary-of-its-kind for the US, the Napa Valley Wine Academy Georgian wine certification will ship a free on-line studying instrument for commerce, educators and press wishing to be taught extra concerning the thrilling historical past of the nation that’s thought-about the ‘cradle of wine’ and nexus of historical winemaking.
The three-hour course will function studying modules with examinations on the historical past, tradition and distinctive means of Georgia’s qvevri-aged winemaking; the culinary traditions of the supra and significance of wine and winemaking to Georgia’s folks; training on Georgia’s varied areas, terroir and winemaking traditions; the thrilling vary of indigenous varieties and types present in Georgia, together with Rkatsiteli, Saperavi, and the world-renowned amber wines for which the nation is understood for. College students that full the Georgian wine course could have an intensive understanding of the wines of the nation of Georgia, and can obtain an academic reference information and presentation on Georgia to be used, in addition to an intermediate stage certificates from the Napa Valley Wine Academy endorsed by the Nationwide Wine Company of Georgia.
“Georgian wine is a ‘should know’ class for wine college students right this moment, with key indigenous grape varieties, particular microclimates, and an historical tradition and historical past that are vital reference factors for appreciating the longevity, variety and prime quality of wines made across the globe. Georgia will not be solely a research in historical winemaking but additionally trendy evolution, providing recent, dry whites, energetic Pét-Nat glowing, simple ingesting reds, and structured ageable reds along with amber wines made in qvevri,” famous Napa Valley Wine Academy’s Co-Founder and VP of Schooling, Catherine Bugue. “Studying about Georgian wine opens up your eyes to the whole lot wine is: historical roots with trendy types and the sharing of cultural experiences and traditions which permit us to satisfy and perceive different peoples and locations, all introduced nearer collectively via the shared pleasure of wine. The Napa Valley Wine Academy is thrilled to associate with Wines of Georgia in providing this exploration into Georgian wine.”
Georgia is acknowledged because the birthplace of wine, with winemaking relationship again 8,000 years. House to greater than 500 indigenous grape varieties, Georgia has practically 55,000 hectares (practically 136,000 acres) of vineyards, with 55% planted to white varieties and 45% to crimson, with the bulk planted within the Kakheti area in jap Georgia. The 2 most distinguished grape varieties are Rkatsiteli (white) and Saperavi (crimson). Wine is produced utilizing each conventional Georgian varieties and strategies in qvevri (giant clay vessels), in addition to European varieties and winemaking strategies.
With Georgian wine exports to the U.S. attaining 29% year-over-year development for the final six years, the launch of the Napa Valley Wine Academy Georgian wine certification comes at a time when consumption of key Georgian varieties and types is at an all-time excessive, with wine exports to the U.S. totaling multiple million bottles. With gross sales velocity for Georgian wines persevering with to extend considerably, the US now constantly achieves one of many highest common ex-cellar costs for Georgia’s wine anyplace on the planet.
“We’re extraordinarily excited for this new Wines of Georgia wine certification program,” famous Tamar Metreveli, Head of Advertising and marketing and PR for Wines of Georgia. “Partnering with such a revered wine faculty in america will permit us to additional our purpose of training the US wine business on Georgia’s unbelievable winemaking historical past and tradition, and what makes our wines stand out and worthy of exploring additional.”
The Wines of Georgia wine certification shall be launching on the Napa Valley Wine Academy on-line studying platform in November 2022, and commerce, educators and press can register on the Wines of Georgia web site. Following registration, communication shall be despatched to all accepted candidates by Wines of Georgia with particulars on methods to entry the course when the net certification is launched.
About Wines of Georgia
Wines of Georgia is a promotional marketing campaign financed by the Nationwide Wine Company of Georgia and wineries to coach the US wine commerce and common public concerning the historical past, tradition, high quality and common attraction of Georgian wines and the nation’s qvevri winemaking custom.
In regards to the Napa Valley Wine Academy
The Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s Premier Wine College™ and the two-time winner of the WSET World Wine Educator of the Yr, is essentially the most awarded WSET wine faculty on the planet. The Academy relies in Napa Valley, California with areas throughout america and globally on-line. NVWA is proud to be an accepted program supplier of the internationally acknowledged WSET (Wine & Spirit Schooling Belief) collection of wine, spirit, and sake programs (together with WSET Ranges 1 via 4 in Wine) in addition to a full suite of on-line lessons and a number of different specialty lessons splendid for lovers and significant for wine and beverage business professionals.