**NEW**  Introducing the VIA Italian Wine Maestro Program!

Take the Certified Italian Wine Maestro program with Marcia J. Hamm, one of only 14 Certified Italian Wine Experts in the World! This is a program with eight sessions that will be covered in four consecutive Saturdays (two sessions will be covered each week); with two weeks to prepare for the final exam!

Two total sessions will be offered, so if one doesn’t work for you, perhaps the other will! And if it’s REALLY popular, I’ll bring it back in the New year with a 4-week AND an 8-week course!

Note that this course is designed for those with previous wine knowledge and WSET 2 or equivalent is recommended (but not required) as a prerequisite!

The required textbook is:

Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape. Positive Press, 2017 by Stevie Kim, Geralyn Brostrom, Lingzi He, Michele Longo, Michaela Morris, and JC Viens.  (You can purchase this on for about $46, or a Kindle version is also available for around $25)

Price for the classes includes: VIA Maestro exam, wine, Professional instruction and study materials. Upon successful registration of the course, you will receive the syllabus that will outline your learning expectations.

**The fine print: If classes are cancelled due to low enrollment, your payment will be refunded in full. Students who cancel anytime within the first ten days of enrollment will be refunded in full. Students who cancel after ten days will forfeit their fee but will be allowed to transfer to a future VIA Italian Wine Maestro class.

**More fine print:  As a professional, you are required to act in a such a manner that is respectful and represents the nature of your business.  As such, the above program involves the tasting of wine. You are expected to spit and the consumption of alcohol is prohibited. You need to be fully aware of the dangers of consuming alcohol, particularly the dangers of drinking and driving, and accept full responsibility in the event that your actions are affected by any alcohol that may have been consumed.


VIA Italian Wine Maestro Program – Session Two

Saturday November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019 - 10:30am - 5pm FINAL EXAM - December 14, 2019- 10:30 am Fine Wines by Liquor Select 8926 149 Street Edmonton, AB


  Registrations close November 5, 2019

Along with your payment, please Register by sending an email to with your full name, address and  phone number. I look forward to hearing from you!!!