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Italian Wine Scholar Guild

Registration for Unit 1 is now open!

Sign up today to become one of the 1st Italian Wine Scholar!

Modeled after the internationally acclaimed French Wine Scholar program, Italian Wine Scholar students will receive the same deliverables which we have been perfecting for the last seven years.

Embark on the most advanced and comprehensive specialization program on Italy bar none!

The Italian Wine Scholar™ curriculum is an Italian wine education program designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study program on Italian wine bar none! It was created by native Italian, Maurizio Brioggi, DWS, FWS with the support of the Italian wine DOC/G consortia.

The Italian Wine Scholar™ education program mirrors the unparalleled level of depth, accuracy, detail and academic rigor offered by the acclaimed French Wine Scholar™ program.

Like the French Wine Scholar program, the Italian Wine Scholar study and certification program also confers a post-nominal to wine professionals and enthusiasts who successfully pass the certification exams (Ex: John Smith, IWS).

The Italian Wine Scholar study program is composed of two separate units:

  • Unit 1: The Wines of Northern Italy
  • Unit 2: The Wines of Central & Southern Italy

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.

"I am impressed by the thoroughness of research that has gone into the Italian Wine Scholar study manual, and by the clear way it is laid out. I am sure that this course will prove very useful for the growing numbers of wine students wishing to improve their knowledge of wines in general and Italian wines in particular."
Nicolas Belfrage MW, author of the acclaimed and benchmark books on Italian wines “Barolo to Valpolicella: the Wines of Northern Italy”  and “Brunello to Zibibbo: the Wines of Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy”

Registration for Unit 1 is now open for a May 31st launch!


Italian Wine Scholar... soon available in over 10 countries on 5 continents!

The Italian Wine Scholar™ program will soon be offered by the Wine Scholar Guild's Program Provider network.

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