At Wine Awakenings we believe that wine should be appreciated and enjoyed – free of the mystique and pretence propogated by the “old” wine world.
To that effect, Wine Awakenings continues to be leading the Avant Garde wine education movement with new, soon to be announced automated and social media friendly products and programs.
Wine Awakenings is a dynamic and innovative company, boldly establishing a new standard in wine education. Inspired by the desire to demystify the world of wine for all to enjoy, this leading Canadian company has produced a collector’s series of oenologically precise tools for the purpose of personal development, creative gifting and formal instruction. Specializing in the science of advanced sensory evaluation they have developed unique methods to make wine education more accurate, relevant and personal.
We are Canada’s leading company in the field of wine education … and now Whisky education … for purposes of leisure education and professional accreditation. Specializing in the science of advanced sensory assessment, we also market oenologically precise instruments for purposes of personal development, creative gifting and for formal instruction in the field of wine and whisky appreciation.
AMATO DE CIVITA
Amato De Civita is the president and owner of Wine Awakenings Inc. Beginning with his acquisition of the company in 2010, he strategically led the total transformation and rebranding of the new Wine Awakenings. Specializing in the science of advanced sensory evaluation, the company has quickly become Canada’s leading entity and is redefining a new standard of wine education and in the education and appreciation of whisky.
Amato presently serves on the board of various charitable organizations. He is also the principle and co-founder of JTX, a renowned business advisory firm operating in the arena of sales leadership and development.
PROFESSOR GARY PICKERING
Dr Gary Pickering, a Professor of Wine Science and researcher at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, in Niagara, Canada. He holds a doctorate in Wine Science from Lincoln University in Canterbury, and prior to his current appointment was a lecturer at Charles Stuart University in Australia and senior lecturer and research manager at the Eastern Institute of Technology in New Zealand. His teaching and research focus on wine flavour, sensory science and development of novel wine products and processes, and he has published over 100 papers, patents, book chapters and conference proceedings. Gary is the recipient of a number of research awards, is passionate about wine and wine education, and is working on a number of books.
Gary is inventor of the white wine mouthfeel wheel and the supertasting kit, and is co-developer of the Wine Aroma Kits. In addition to his work as President of Picksen International Inc, Gary serves as an international wine judge, most recently for Cuvee and InterVin. He also enjoys a good glass of wine!