ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR

The Italian Wine Institute is proud to be the first approved program provider in Italy for the Italian Wine Scholar certification program by the Wine Scholar Guild.

The Italian Wine Scholar is a two-part certification course with examinations at the end of each unit, designed for all advanced students of wine, whether wine professionals or serious wine enthusiasts. Students achieving a combined score of 75 or greater on Unit I, and Unit II exams will be awarded the internationally prestigious title of Italian Wine Scholar, and may use the post-nominal, IWS

The courses in each of the two units cover Italian wine law, history & geography, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends and economics and all DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine. The IWS program allows wine professionals to set themselves apart from their peers by specializing in the wines of Italy. It’s a great resource and supplement for students of wine moving toward advanced and general wine study programs.

Please notice that the Units can be taken in any order

COMING SOON: ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR PREP COURSE!

Unit 1

First available: November 3-6, 2020   /    Next session: March 9-12, 2021

The Italian Wine Scholar Boot Camp: Unit 1, Northern Italy

           Regions Covered:

  • Valle d’Aosta

  • Lombardia

  • Piemonte

  • Trentino

  • Alto Adige

  • Veneto

  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Liguria

  • Emilia-Romagna

        The boot camp is inclusive of:

  • 3 intensive, full-day review classes with guided tastings by IWS approved instructor

  • The 260-page Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual (if you live in the US, it will be sent to you. For all other areas, the book will be available on day 1 of course) 

  • Access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 online study program which includes:

    • E-learning modules for each region

    • Self-evaluation quizzes

    • Hundreds of online flashcards

    • Pronunciation exercise

  • Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Exam (held on day 4) 

Come to Florence and study with us from Tuesday to Thursday (exam Friday morning).

Cost of complete Unit 1 program wines inclusive 950 euro

Max 8 students per session

Wines in tasting depend on attendance from 10 (if only 2 pp join the course) to 30 (if 8 pp join the course).

Travel to and from Florence and accommodation not included (nearest hotel: Hotel Silla).

Pay for your course here. 50% refundable until 1 month before the course start.

Absolute deadline for November session is Oct 1st. Deadline for March session is Feb 1st.

Unit 2

First available: November 10-13, 2020  /  Next session: March 16-19, 2021

The Italian Wine Scholar Boot Camp: Unit 2, Central & Southern Italy

 

           Regions Covered:

  • Toscana

  • Umbria

  • Le Marche

  • Abruzzo

  • Lazio

  • Campania

  • Molise

  • Basilicata

  • Puglia

  • Calabria

  • Sicilia

  • Sardegna

 

The boot camp is inclusive of:

  • 3 intensive, full-day review classes with guided tastings by IWS approved instructor

  • The 260-page Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 study manual (if you live in the US, it will be sent to you. For all other areas, the book will be available on day 1 of course) 

  • Access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 online study program which includes:

    • E-learning modules for each region

    • Self-evaluation quizzes

    • Hundreds of online flashcards

    • Pronunciation exercise

  • Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Exam (held on day 4) 

 

Spend a week in Florence and study with us from Tuesday to Thursday (exam Friday).

Cost of complete Unit 2 program wines inclusive 950 euro

Max 8 students per session

Wines in tasting depend on attendance from around 10 (if only 2 pp join the course) to around 30 (if 8 pp join the course).

Travel to and from Florence and accommodation not included (nearest hotel: Hotel Silla).

Pay for your course here. 50% refundable until 1 month before the course start.

Absolute deadline for November session is Oct 5th. Deadline for March session is Feb 5th.

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