The Italian Trade Commission and Vinitaly International Academy are co-organizing the first Certification Course of VIA in New York. The Course will be held at Astor Center from the 26th to the 30th of June targeting U.S. wine professionals and top sommeliers. The course will include lessons about classification of grapes, Italian wine families and groups, Italian major and minor grapes. There are going to be two to three wine tastings every day and one basic Italian wine pronunciation lesson. At the end of the week the participants will be take a final exam and according to their success, will be selected as Italian Wine Ambassadors or Expert.