Center for Wine Origins Launches "Wine Location Specialist" Certificate Program
The Center for Wine Origins Wine Location Specialist Certificate Program is a collaboration between the Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) and the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP) with financial support from the European Union and its member states of France and Portugal. Authored by Sandy Block, Master of Wine, the program is a comprehensive guide covering two leading wine regions – Champagne and Porto. These regions represent unique locations where climate, soil, and years of winemaking experience guarantee a certain standard of quality. Registration is open to approved sommeliers, beverage directors and retail beverage directors located in the United States. All test takers must be approved by the Center for Wine Origins. Registrants must complete the online application in order to be considered.