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May 27, 2020 Vitis House

Raleigh integrates spirits education due to N.C. craft distiller market growth by 1057% in the last decade 

RALEIGH, N.C., May 27, 2020 – Vitis House owner, Doreen Colondres—acclaimed international chef, and wine expert— announced today the launch of Wine & Spirit Education Trust® (WSET) Level One Award in Spirits. This beginner-level course will be held at Loading Dock Raleigh (1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. Suite 115) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 27th of June. As the craft spirits movement continues to rise throughout North Carolina, Vitis House is thrilled to offer educational courses in the capital city for anyone interested in this rapidly-growing industry.

The course will be taught by WSET Level 3 spirits educator Raj Sabharwal, a world-renowned Certified Whiskey Ambassador and founding partner of Glass Revolution Imports. The main spirits types and styles will be highlighted, along with production and key flavor/aroma factors. The tasting will include more than 10 spirits from around the world.  Registration can be found online at www.vitishouse.com.

Vitis House is committed to the safety of its community; due to COVID-19 precautions, in-classroom capacity will be very limited throughout the summer.  The new summer classes include:

Olé Wines and Tapas,  Malbec and Empanadas, Romantic Reds

…and WSET Level 1, 2 & 3 Award in Wines.

The dynamic school—which will soon integrate cooking classes–has received enthusiastic engagement from the area since its opening in September 2019. During the COVID-19 quarantine, Vitis House continued to hold several successful online classes like Wine 101: Classified “R” (rare wines), Whiskey or Bourbon, and a WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

Learn more about all upcoming online, private and in-classroom classes on the website, along with updates on all future events.

About Doreen Colondres:

Doreen Colondres is the creator of The Kitchen Doesn’t Bite and the Amazon best-selling cookbook author of La Cocina No Muerde, published by Penguin Random House.  She is an active media personality, chef, certified wine educator (WSET3), and tireless world traveler.  She is currently an ambassador for Fermin Iberico and Novo Nordisk pharmaceutical.  Her 2018 partnerships include Barilla Pasta, National Pork Board and among others.  She was recently a spokesperson for Hass Avocado and the American Heart Association for the Healthy for Good campaign.  Doreen has hosted cooking segments on NBC Telemundo and Univisión Networks, along with FoxLife cooking shows in 16 countries. Her weekly articles are featured in more than 15 worldwide outlets. She has also worked with: Bumble Bee Seafood, Bush’s Beans, Target, General Mills, and California Raisins. Doreen is a Slow Food USA supporter and participates in food and wine programs around the world.

About WSET:

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust® (WSET) provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professionals and wine enthusiasts. WSET qualifications are globally recognized as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.  Today WSET qualifications offer eight qualifications, from one-day beginner courses to an expert-level diploma, available in more than 70 countries in more than 15 languages, through a network of 750 program providers.

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Raleigh (Main House)

1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd #115
Raleigh, NC 27604

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