The North American Sommelier Association (NASA), a division of the Worldwide Sommelier Association (WSA) and Alessandra Orlich, President of Just Quality Importer Inc., present the first Italian Wine Specialist Certification Class in the Southeastern United States: a 5-day course and exam.

Under the tutelage of Diego Meraviglia (Gold Pin WSA Sommelier and certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers and Society of Wine Educators), both wine professionals and recreational wine lovers will benefit from this 5-day course and exam.

Mr. Meraviglia (ranked 5th by the WSA and named the 2013 World’s Best Sommelier) and his staff will bring the Italian wine experience to life. All instructors expertly know the country, as Italian natives, and wine, as certified sommeliers. This course will deeply explore all 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, regulations, grape varietals, traditions, trends, history, typicality, as well as key characteristics, plus will include a brief overview of cuisine and culture.

NASA differentiates itself by concentrating on intensive, extensive, and in-depth “hands on” class time.

The course and exam − cost : $650.00 − will take place at Toscana Divino, 900 S Miami Ave, Miami, 33130. To register call 305.244.8272, or visit