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IWS™ Unit 2 Online | Independent Study Format

Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Distance-Learning Package

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$595.00 each

This package includes: The Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Study Manual, access to the Unit 2 Online Study Program, registration for the Online Exam sit for Unit 2.

Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Study Manual, 1st Edition

  • A 218-page, full-color study manual on the wines of Central and Southern Italy
  • The most current and comprehensive resource on the wines of Central and Southern Italy
  • Manual doubles as a reference book for wine professionals

One-year access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Online Study Program

The Wine Scholar Guild offers an interactive professional development program that is put into a measurable, meaningful format designed for maximum retention of content and ease of use.

Program's features and benefits:

  • Students study all the wine regions of Central and Southern Italy online... at their own pace!
  • Study materials are available 24/7 and registration is for one full year. Access may be extended for a nominal fee should students need or want to do so.
  • interactive e-learning modules with loads of illustrations, quizzes and learning games
  • Final review quizzes for self-evaluation on each region
  • Instructor Q&A forum for assistance as well as Student Community forums
  • Downloadable maps

Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Online Exam

  • The exam is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 60 minutes.
  • Online Exam candidates must have a computer, internet connection and webcam for proctoring purposes.
  • Candidate has one year from registration date to take the exam. When ready, the candidate may contact 1 month in advance, WSG office manager Celine Camus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule the exam.
Note: Important notice: Candidates cancelling less than 5 business days prior to their scheduled exam date or not showing up the day of will incur a $85 re-scheduling fee.

The exam for each unit is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions. Candidates need a composite score of 75% to receive the credential, i.e. the scores from both exams are added together and averaged for final assessment.

Students with a composite score of 85-90 pass with HONORS. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with HIGHEST HONORS.

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If you sell Italian wines, drink Italian wines and/or love travelling to Italy, I would highly recommend the Italian Wine Scholar course. It covers regional varietals, winemaking and blending practices, climates, soils, history and producers. The online slides are a perfect companion to the text book for self study. My instructor Mark Shipway was a wealth of knowledge and sourced some amazing Italian wines for us to taste that are difficult to find in our market. As the Event Coordinator at Tap Restaurant, I know this course will help me guide my guests to select wines for their events and wine paired menus. I look forward to taking the French Wine Scholar in the near future!
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This is a great program to follow to get an overview of the viticulture and wines of Italy, region by region, in a very comprehensive manner.
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The Italian Wine Scholar program is an outstanding educational experience that provided both depth and breadth of instruction on all of Italy's wine regions. I highly recommend this course to wine industry professionals and to enthusiasts who want to understand and appreciate well-known Italian wines as well as hidden treasures.
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All good. The online flashcards and self evaluation quizzes were particularly helpful.
A section up front covering all of the grapes synonyms and also grape parentage would be helpful.
Reprinting the foundation chapter up front would also be useful in the Unit 2 book.
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An excellent, and very detailed, insight into the wines of Italy, and ideal for anyone with a good basic understanding of wine who wants to know more about the wines of this fascinating country. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course to any serious student of wine, or to sign up for one of the other courses myself.
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