Each unit of the Italian Wine Scholar® is offered by licensed program providers and delivered by an approved IWS instructor. This study format includes:
- Classroom instruction with tutored tastings
- A copy of the IWS study manual
- Access to the IWS online study modules & quizzes for class prep & review
- In-classroom exam sit
All IWS program providers teach from the same Wine Scholar Guild-developed presentations and are supplied with uniform teaching materials.
Naturally, each instructor has a unique teaching style, the wine selection will vary by market, the class length and class structure (weekly, biweekly, weekends etc.) will vary from location to location, but the content will be the same no matter where you take the class. For many, the classroom experience helps to hammer home the theory; a tutored tasting component brings each region to life. Many students find the set “schedule” helpful in keeping on top of their studies.