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The Italian Wine Scholar™ program will be offered by the Wine Scholar Guild's approved program provider network which now includes 50 wine schools in 20 countries and five continents.

This same network also proctors the exams.

All program providers teach from the same Wine Scholar Guild-developed Powerpoint presentations and are supplied with uniform teaching materials.

Please consult our worldwide calendar for sessions already scheduled.


Currently prepping to launch and scheduling the Italian Wine Scholar program:

Melbourne Polytechnic Melbourne Australia
Sydney Wine Academy Sydney Australia
Art Institute of Vancouver Vancouver, BC CANADA
Cru Consultancy Victoria, BC CANADA
Cru Consultancy Edmonton & Calgary, AB CANADA
Banville & Jones Institute Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA
VINEDO Helsinki Finland
AWSEC Hong Kong Hong Kong
Premier Wine Training Dublin Ireland
Hwee Peng School of Wine Singapore Singapore
Taiwan Wine Academy Taipei City Taiwan
West London Wine School London United Kingdom
Nectar Wine Education Atlanta, GA USA
J Ross Wine Boston, MA USA
Vermont Wine School Burlington, VT USA
American Wine School Cleveland, OH USA
Wine Institute of New England Guilford, CT USA
Texas Wine School Houston, TX USA
Neptune School of Wine Irvine, CA USA
The Wine House Los Angeles, CA USA
Napa Valley Wine Academy Napa, CA USA
Trocadero Wine School Phoenix, AZ USA
New Jersey Wine School Port Jervis, NJ USA
Taste & Compare Academy Portland, OR USA
Wasatch Academy of Wine Salt Lake City, UT USA
San Francisco Wine School San Francisco, CA USA
Capital Wine School Washington, DC USA


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Each unit of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program is offered as a 6- to 8-module seminar series. To complete the entire program, students will follow a total of 12 to 16 seminars, depending on their instructor’s individualized grouping of secondary regions.

Although each school has independent pricing for the Italian Wine Scholar™ program they deliver, their prices include the following for each unit:

  • A copy of the Italian Wine Scholar™ study manual
  • Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar™ exam sit with the program provider
  • One year’s access to the Italian Wine Scholar™ online study program

For many, the classroom experience helps to hammer home the theory; a tutored tasting component brings each region to life.

Additionally, there is interaction in a live classroom environment that distance-learning lacks; many students find the set “schedule” helpful in keeping on top of their studies.


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Italian Wine Scholar - Endorsements

  • Italian Trade Commission

    Italian Trade Commission

    "We are delighted to support this educational program dedicated to the Wines of Italy"
  • Consorzio Vini del Trentino

    Consorzio Vini del Trentino

    "I nostri complimenti per il Vostro lavoro: eccellente"/“Our compliments for your work: excellent"
  • Consorzio Vini Alto Adige - Südtirol

    Consorzio Vini Alto Adige - Südtirol

    The manual is really well-made, the information on the territory very detailed and accurately researched."
  • Consorzio Barbera d'Asti e Vini del Monferrato

    Consorzio Barbera d'Asti e Vini del Monferrato

Industry Testimonials

  • Ciro Pirone

    Ciro Pirone

    "I have devoured the Italian Wine Scholar manual and found it incredibly well written"
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  • Peter Marks MW

    Peter Marks MW

    "Committed students of wine will love the Italian Wine Scholar manual..."
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  • Jeannie Cho Lee MW

    Jeannie Cho Lee MW

    "I am very impressed with the first edition of the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual."
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  • Nicolas Belfrage MW

    Nicolas Belfrage MW

    "I am impressed by the thoroughness of research that has gone into the Italian Wine Scholar study manual"
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  • Nicholas Poletto

    Nicholas Poletto

    "I was very excited to read your first foray into Italy…it did not disappoint!"
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  • Craig Locascio

    Craig Locascio

    "The information is comprehensive, the writing is engaging and the format is easy to follow. Congratulations!"
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  • Martin Sinkoff

    Martin Sinkoff

    "An immediate must for the trade at all levels and for any interested consumer.  Bravo!"
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  • Pam Kindel Connors

    Pam Kindel Connors

    "In one word, the first edition of Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual is “Exceptional”!"
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  • Paul Wagner

    Paul Wagner

    "It is tightly edited and focused, with a great collection of maps and other graphics as well.”
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  • Gregory Doody

    Gregory Doody

    "It’s a superb resource to study and dig deep into the wines of Northern Italy"
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  • Alfonso Cevola

    Alfonso Cevola

    "WSG has created an impressive and comprehensive curriculum in the ever-changing and always complicated world of Italian wine"
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  • Tim Gaiser MS

    Tim Gaiser MS

    "...an invaluable tool vital to a student’s success in learning about the world’s most diverse wine country"
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  • Susan Hulme MW

    Susan Hulme MW

    "invaluable for both the wine professional and dedicated enthusiast alike"
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  • Len Presutti CWE

    Len Presutti CWE

    "a scholarly work that is amazingly approachable and accessible, especially considering its comprehensive, encylopedic nature"
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  • Chris So

    Chris So

    "The first edition of the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual is rich in details and a great read
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  • Timothy C. Clark

    Timothy C. Clark

    “Italian wine is a complicated topic and your fine work cuts through what could be an overwhelming course of study
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