Course at a Glance

March 7 to May 9
HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, Room 227

Wines by Region: Ciao Italia! (4-Course Series)


With Elizabeth Hans McCrone, Pam Long, NaRayan Urciuoli & Will Franklin

Register for all four classes:

Explore wine regions from around the world each semester, starting in 2020.

Join wine educators as we delve into the wines specific to each territory, learning about the geology, climate and cultural traditions that influence these locales.

Along the way, we will share stories, relevant history and partake in the gastronomical delights endemic to each area.

The program includes all materials, a discussion about the rich culture and traditions indigenous to the region, the wines, and a wine and food pairing experience to round out the afternoon.

Sat., March 7, April 18, 25, & May 9 • 1-4:30 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, Room 227

$399 • Class #: 24769

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Elizabeth Hans McCrone

Elizabeth Hans McCrone

Elizabeth Hans McCrone has an extensive background in media, public relations, teaching and wine education. She holds a master's degree in broadcast communication arts, a bachelor's degree in journalism, and a certificate in wine studies. She taught in the HSU Department of Journalism and Mass Communications as adjunct faculty for 17 years. For the past several years, she has worked at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County as a trade tour host, wine family associate and tasting room associate. In addition, she is a writer for the Wine Industry Network, a prominent, online wine trade publication.


Pam Long

Pam Long

Pam Long has worked in the California wine industry for the past decade. Areas of expertise include wine education, direct-to-consumer sales, marketing, event planning and hospitality management. She is currently studying for her master of wine diploma through the Wines & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).


NaRyan Urciuoli

NaRyan Urciuoli

NaRyan Urciuoli began studying wine at 21 and lived in Napa for several years working closely with wine collectors and private brokers. His interests and specialties are European, Middle Eastern and natural wines. He studied wine in Champagne, France, visiting all the major AOCs and tasting at 50 Chateau. He has owned Libation in Arcata for three years, and has worked there off and on, over the last 10 years.


Wil Franklin with wine barrels

Wil Franklin

Wil Franklin received his B.S. and M.A. at HSU in botany and mycology. He taught botany and biology at Bryn Mawr College in Penn., while also working in wine imports and retailing. Wil is the winemaker and vineyard manager for Trinity River Vineyards and Stargazer Barn in Humboldt County.