Barbara Hartman, Travel Organizer, Henderson, NV
The information and resources online are extremely helpful and detailed for this course. Italy has so many wonderful grapes that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, and it would be impossible to cover them all. Therefore, I like the fact that the course focuses on some of the most planted, major grape varieties and covers the regions by north–central–south (reds) and coastal as well as higher elevation (whites). This gives a full perspective of such a varied country. . . . I liked that the exam consisted not only of multiple-choice questions but had several distinct sections requiring different ways to answer.
One of my favorite parts was the restaurant list, as this is something everyone can relate to. . . . I took this course for personal enrichment and was incredibly happy to get such detailed information on the subject. Everyone interested in Italian wines—but certainly everyone working with Italian wines—should deepen their knowledge base with this course. . . . This course has opened my eyes to so many wines that I was already familiar with but never knew any details about, hence I will appreciate them more and hopefully find nuances among them. With my newly acquired information, I am also looking forward to sampling some wines I never had or heard of before.
The course has definitely broadened my horizon of and deepened and intensified my knowledge on a huge, interesting, and intriguing subject. . . . In closing, I would like to thank you for a great course and rest assured that I was extremely happy with every aspect of it from beginning to end. I never dreamed that I would learn so much about Italian wines in such a short amount of time.