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Workshop: An Introduction to the World of Wine for Translators

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$65 – $80

Join us Saturday, October 5 from 1:00-3:00 pm in San Francisco for an exciting workshop on translating – and interpreting – for the wine industry. We will follow our workshop with a wine tasting session.

About the workshop:

Many of us enjoy a glass (or two) of wine, but what do we really know about a drink that generated $35 billion in exports in 2018? Have you ever wondered why some wine is more expensive than others? Or why your favorite grape variety tastes different depending on where, and in what year, it was grown?

In this workshop, we’re going to answer these questions and more by looking at: the size and state of the global wine market; how wine is made and what influences the end product; wine appreciation, from analyzing the bottle’s label for clues to what is contained inside, to tasting the wine itself and pairing it with food; wine translation, including the most frequent types of content available for translation and offering tips on style and dealing with tricky terminology. We’ll end the workshop by putting our skills to the test with a comparative wine tasting.

Learning Objectives:

1) to educate about how and where wine and spirits are made, and the global market;

2) to educate about how to gauge the quality of the end-product;

3) to inform about the viability of adding wine translation to your specialism portfolio, introduce you to the language of wine and offer some tips and tricks on effective translation techniques.

About the Presenter

Mark Leach is a French and German to English translator who specializes in creative translation, with an emphasis on wine and spirits texts. He has a professional qualification from the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust and has been based in San Francisco since September 2018. He previously lived in London, Paris and Berlin.

Continuing Education: ATA-certified members will earn 2 Continuing Education points.


NCTA Members EB – $50  (extended to 10/2/2019)

Non-NCTA Members EB – $65 (extended to 10/2/2019)

NCTA Members (after 10/2/2019) $65

Non-NCTA Members (after 10/2/2019) – $80

To register as an NCTA member with the reduced pricing, please log into your account and then click here!

RegistrationEarly payment is advised in order to secure participation and help reach the workshop minimum participation. Unfortunately, workshops may occasionally have to be canceled or rescheduled if the confirmed participation in advance is very low. NCTA will not be responsible for any consequential losses to participants arising from this.

Cancellation policy: Refunds are issued only if notice of cancellation is received one week prior to the applicable workshop date. A cancellation fee of $10 is charged for all cancellations.


REGISTRATION CLOSES 10/3/2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Space is limited to 38 attendees. Register now to reserve your space.

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October 5, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$65 – $80
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Judit Marin


Golden Gate University – Room 6208
536 Mission Street --- We recommend taking BART to the venue; parking is limited!
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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