We offer books, study materials, and other goods through our Campus Store. Some items are downloadable, others must be shipped.
The New Wines of Mount Etna
Making wine on Europe’s largest active volcano doesn’t come easy. Frequent changes in topography, elevation, and weather influence each vintage and every winemaker has an interpretation of the evolving volcanic landscape. American wine expert Benjamin Spencer takes us beyond the vines to explore the history and rebirth of the region that has everyone talking about Sicily.
What people are saying …
“Ben Spencer has done an incredible amount of research and now his wealth of knowledge is accessible to everyone. This book is a must read.”
— Antonio Benanti
President of Etna DOC Consorzio & Owner of Benanti Winery
“A fine textbook. In straightforward prose, Mr. Spencer traces the long history of making wine within the eruption zone of an active volcano … Excellent armchair traveling.” – Eric Asimov
Gourmand Award, Food Culture
“This book is a total joy. It is a travel guide (do not even think about heading to Sicily without a copy in your hand luggage); it is a get-to-know-you; it is a reference book; it is a love letter.” – Tamlyn Currin
The New Wines of Mount Etna (eBook)
The New Wines of Mount Etna is the first book in the English language dedicated to the volcanic wines of Mount Etna. This book is filled with information, data, and stories about the history and wines that have everyone talking about Sicily. We use this book in all of our online courses. This version of the book is downloadable on our website.
What people are saying . . .
“A fascinating read and an indispensable resource.”
Wine & Spirits Magazine
Introduction to the Wines of Mount Etna (Course)
The only online program dedicated to the volcanic wines that have everyone talking about Sicily.
These online courses are accessible with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Lessons combine video lectures, curated readings, and assignments, which prepare you for the online exam. Students who pass the course receive an official Etna Wine Enthusiast™ Certificate.
What people are saying . . .
“I really enjoyed taking the course. It was quite informative for a beginner and sparked my enthusiasm to take it further.” — Lee Large, USA
“Eccezionale!!! For those who are Italian like me, I highly recommend it.
The materials are clearly explained and easy to understand. An exciting and fun course. I also recommend the book ‘The New Wines of Mount Etna.'”
— Giuseppe Messina, Italy
ETNA WINE SCHOOL GIFT CARD
Give the gift of wine this year
Our gift cards can be used for online courses, training in Sicily, study materials and merchandise (forthcoming).
Purchase a gift card for friends, family, colleagues, your favorite sommelier, restaurateur, or winemaker.
Gift cards can be redeemed online and in person, in Sicily.