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Wine Academy Offers Valuable Certification

March 6, 2015 – Are you in the wine business and would like to be more knowledgeable?  Are you a wine enthusiast who would like to improve your knowledge?  If the answer is “yes” to either question, you might want to consider a course at the Napa Valley Wine Academy.

Christian Oggenfuss who has gathered a stellar team of educators and wine professionals founded the Academy in 2011.  Certification from NVWA is internationally recognized by the prestigious London based Institute of Masters of Wine and the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET); the Society of Wine Educators; Court of Master Sommeliers and the French Wine Society.  A newly credentialed course is the four-day Italian Wine Professional.

For enthusiasts, educators, importers, distributors, retailers, restaurant owners, servers, sommeliers and even wine writers, there is a wide selection of courses and levels depending on your own expertise and functions in the wine industry.  In addition to the Napa Valley, classes are also available in Santa Barbara and Tampa with Los Angeles coming soon.  Beginners are as welcome as experts.

Apart from being fun, these classes are a valuable investment for anyone who makes their living in the industry. Courses range from one to six days costing about $300 a day and sell out quickly. To learn more and get your questions answered go to