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Alberto Lazzarino, Directing Winemaker, Banfi Piemonte, Strevi, Italy Professor Lazzarino has served as the Principal Winemaker at Banfi Piemonte since 2002 and is a graduate of the pres- tigious Agricultural University of Alba, one of the world's leading enology schools. Andrea Sartori, Family Proprietor, Sartori di Verona, Negrar, Italy Professor Sartori is the great-grandson of Sartori di Verona founder Pietro Sartori and is now at the helm of the family company, which is one of the Veneto's leading wine producers. The former president of Italy's producer trade group, the Unione Italinia Vini, Sartori will help impart generations of family experience at Cru Artisan College. Gabriele Pazzaglia, Cellarmaster, Castello Banfi Armed with a degree in winemaking with a specialty in viticulture, Montalcino native Gabriele Pazzaglia started at Banfi as a Technical Cellar Assistant in 1999. Professor Pazzaglia has received his doctorate in enology in from the University of Florence and manages Banfi's Horizon vinification winery, as well as winemaking for ASKA. Enrico Cerulli, Family Proprietor, Cerulli Spinozzi, Teramo, Italy With his family roots in Abruzzo dating back generations, Professor Cerulli's passion lies in producing high-quality wines from the Colline Teramane subregion, Abruzzi's only DOCG. Cerulli places a particular focus on the Montepulciano grape, using 100% DOCG fruit in his winemaking. Benedetta Poretti, Family Proprietor, Florio, Italy Professor Poretti's family, which built Italy's best-known spirits brand, Disaronno, took stewardship of another iconic Italian name—Florio—in 1998. A student of natural sciences, she loves exploring the relationship between nature and sustainability through the world of wine. Noelia Orts, Winemaker, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Chile Professor Orts, along with Álvaro Espinoza, is responsible for Emiliana's world-class Biodynamic wines, Coyam and Gê. Orts graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia with a degree in viticulture and enology; in 2009, she pursued a master's degree in enology and viticulture at the University of Chile and subsequently joined the Emiliana team in 2011. Nicolas Quille, Winemaking Director, Pacific Rim, Washington State, U.S. Although he's the only U.S.-based wine producer in our faculty, Professor Quille is a native of Lyon, France, where he is a third-generation member of the wine business. After working in Burgundy, Dijon, Reims, and Champagne, Professor Quille came to the United States in 1997 and landed in Washington State to earn his MBA. THE PROFESSORS Milestones: Driving Wineries in Iconic Regions As Castello Banfi celebrates its 40th anniversary and Satori di Verona celebrates its 120th, the educational cadre of the Cru Artisan College have crafted a particularly reflective syllabus for the 2018 tour. • This year will also offer additional seminars in a more condensed format to heighten the scholastic experience. • View a sampling of this year's schedule here and visit the Cru Artisan College website at for the most up-to-date curriculum. • A full day of back-to-back seminars will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alta Langa Introspective Italy offers one of the most diverse selections of rosé in the world based on various grape varieties. In the Alta Langa DOC of Piemonte, Pinot Noir is grown on hilltop vineyards in a mix of clay and calcareous soil. Cuvée Aurora Rosé Washington State Perspective Thanks to the Missoula Floods, Washington provides unique soil profiles enabling us to explore key varieties. Pacific Rim Riesling and more Verona Retrospective In its 120 years of business, Sartori di Verona has amassed a vast collection of wines which will serve as the focal point of this seminar. Sartori di Verona Ferdi, Valpolicella, Regolo, Amarone, Corte Brà, and I Saltari Amarone Abruzzo Luncheon Home to Montepulciano, one of the most beloved grapes in Italy, Abruzzo also ranks the variety among its most widely-planted. Cerulli Spinozzi Cortalto, Cerasuolo, and Torre Migliori Coyam Super Chilean Component Tasting The Cochagua Valley offers a patchwork of colluvial-based soils. When these profiles are combined with its climate, the Cochagua Valley enables winegrowers to grow organically, and, in the case of Emiliana, Biodynamically. Emiliana Coyam Castello Banfi Brunello Builder Perspective No producer has advanced the clonal development of Brunello (Sangiovese) more so than Castello Banfi. Castello Banfi Marsala Florio Introspective The development and aging of a serious Marsala is very precise process. Targa Marsala Superiore Riserva and Florio Fernet Graduation and Diploma Awards THE TOP-LEVEL SYLLABUS

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