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    Endorsements & Testimonials

    Italian Wine Scholar - Testimonials

    We thank the following individuals, corporations and consortia for their endorsements and testimonials.

    Italian Wine Scholar - Endorsements

    • "We are delighted to support this educational program dedicated to the Wines of Italy"
      Italian Trade Commission
    • "I nostri complimenti per il Vostro lavoro: eccellente"/“Our compliments for your work: excellent"
      Consorzio Vini del Trentino
    • The manual is really well-made, the information on the territory very detailed and accurately researched."
      Consorzio Vini Alto Adige - Südtirol
    • The clear and precise teaching methodology demonstrated by the Italian Wine Scholar manual is very important to convey a full understanding of the history of our land and its characteristics. The manual is very well done… perfect for all those who want to deepen their knowledge about the wines of Italy. Silvano Brescianini – Presidente del Consorzio Franciacorta
      Consorzio Franciacorta
    • Consorzio Barbera d'Asti e Vini del Monferrato

    IWS testimonials

    • "Seeing the appellation of Lugana and our label Menasasso in the WSG's Italian Wine Scholar study manual has a profound
      Luca Formentini
      Owner of Selva Capuzza and Vice-president of the Consorzio of Lugana
    • "Through the comprehensive IWS manuals, the student of Italian wine is able to dive deeply into the diverse world of
      Gianmaria Trenti
      Winemaker at Edmund Mach Foundation in Trentino
    • “Italian wine is a complicated topic and your fine work cuts through what could be an overwhelming course of study
      Timothy C. Clark
      National Wine Educator at Terlato Wines
    • "a scholarly work that is amazingly approachable and accessible, especially considering its comprehensive, encylopedic nature"
      Len Presutti CWE
      Corporate Wine Educator at Martignetti Companies
    • "The first edition of the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual is rich in details and a great read"
      Chris So
      Founder of WINELIST.HK, a wine media, education and consultancy company in Hong Kong
    • "Invaluable for both the wine professional and dedicated enthusiast alike"
      Susan Hulme MW
      Wine educator and consultant, judge for Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) and Italian wine expert
    • "...an invaluable tool vital to a student’s success in learning about the world’s most diverse wine country"
      Tim Gaiser MS
      Renowned wine expert and Master Sommelier
    • "WSG has created an impressive and comprehensive curriculum in the ever-changing and always complicated world of Italian wine"
      Alfonso Cevola
      Corporate Director for Italian Wines for Glazer’s. Author of the award-winning blog “On the Wine Trail in Italy”
    • "It is tightly edited and focused, with a great collection of maps and other graphics as well.”
      Paul Wagner
      Balzac Communication & Italian Wine Marketing specialist
    • "It’s a superb resource to study and dig deep into the wines of Northern Italy"
      Gregory Doody
      President & CEO at Vineyard Brands
    • "I have devoured the Italian Wine Scholar manual and found it incredibly well written"
      Ciro Pirone
      Director Italian Wines at Horizon Beverage Group (Boston, MA)
    • "I am very impressed with the first edition of the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual."
      Jeannie Cho Lee MW
      First Asian Master of Wine and award-winning author, wine critic and educator. Contributing Editor for Decanter
    • "Committed students of wine will love the Italian Wine Scholar manual..."
      Peter Marks MW
      Vice President of Education at Constellation Academy of Wine
    • "I am impressed by the thoroughness of research that has gone into the Italian Wine Scholar study manual"
      Nicolas Belfrage MW
      Author of the acclaimed books on Italian wines “Barolo to Valpolicella” and “Brunello to Zibibbo”
    • "An immediate must for the trade at all levels and for any interested consumer.  Bravo!"
      Martin Sinkoff
      VP and Director of Marketing, Frederick Wildman And Sons
    • "In one word, the first edition of Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual is “Exceptional”!"
      Pam Kindel Connors
      Human Resources Business Partner Director, Glazer's Louisiana
    • "The information is comprehensive, the writing is engaging and the format is easy to follow. Congratulations!"
      Craig Locascio
      South Atlantic Director of Education and Sales Training, Breakthru Beverage Group

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