Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Earn the Italian Wine Scholar™ (IWS) post-nominal via the online, independent study format or enroll in the 10-week, instructor-led online format including live review webinars

The Italian Wine Scholar™ online learning format includes for each unit:

PLUS: 

  • A suggested schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
  • Live review webinars with acclaimed wine educators (*instructor-led format only)
  • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
  • Downloadable maps of all Italian wine regions
  • Pronunciation exercises to boosts your credibility
  • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group hosted by students enrolled in the online program

Pricing for the online study formats:

Independent study format:

On-demand, start anytime

Price: $690 per unit 

UNIT 1 REGISTRATION  UNIT 2 REGISTRATION

10-week instructor-led format:

Unit 1: Next session starts January 10, 2023
Unit 2: Next session starts February 8, 2023

Price: $790 per unit

UNIT 1 REGISTRATION  UNIT 2 REGISTRATION

Note: Unit 1 & 2 can be taken in any order

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Testimonials:

  • Brianna Burns
    on Jan 21, 2023
    "The WSG does a wonderful job of portraying difficult information going down to the nitty gritty in an easy-to-follow way. I've been studying wine for a long time and I always learn something new and that keeps these programs so fun and fresh."
  • Oleg Dmitriev
    on Jan 19, 2023
    "IWS is a truly comprehensive course, that goes much deeper than general wine certifications. IWS is absolutely essential for anyone who deals in Italian wine: merchants, restaurateurs, sommeliers."
  • Ruth McCamley
    on Dec 23, 2022
    "Throughly enjoyed the course, though I think it would take years to truly be an ‘Italian Wine Scholar’!"
  • Mark Annett
    on Dec 17, 2022
    "Italian Wine Scholar unit one is a great course to immerse yourself in learning about the great wine regions of northern Italy. For a wine fan you may just find yourself wanting to explore the many legendary regions in person."
  • Mark Annett
    on Dec 17, 2022
    "Italian Wine Scholar unit one is a great course to immerse yourself in learning about the great wine regions of northern Italy. For a wine fan you may just find yourself wanting to explore the many legendary regions in person."
  • Otto Rosenberger
    on Dec 15, 2022
    "Overall, really liked the course, it is a great introduction to italian wines. Feel I know much more know than before. "
  • Doreen McCaw
    on Dec 13, 2022
    "I enjoyed the WSG Italian wine scholar distance learning option. It allowed me to study around my current work schedule. The information was clear, easy to understand and the program helped me to develop my unquenchable thirst for wine knowledge. Thank you! "
  • Liza Nivillac
    on Dec 1, 2022
    "I enjoyed the Italian Wine Scholar Program very much. I consider it one of the most detailed and comprehensive programs to learn about Italian wines. I highly recommend it. Saluti!"
  • Julia Lea
    on Nov 30, 2022
    "This is my first experience of WSG and I was pleasantly surprised how in depth the manuals were and how much I have learnt. the ability to taste as well put into context what I was learning. "
  • Jacqui Martin
    on Nov 30, 2022
    "For the ultimate study challenge - consider The Italian Wine Scholar. Immerse yourself in every region's best expression of their terroir through the grape varieties they choose to champion and why. Discover the passion behind the Italian Wine Industry. Delight in its attention to every detail - from vineyard to bottle and of course, to your glass. Open the manual and enjoy! "
  • David Lane
    on Nov 30, 2022
    "Having already completed the Spanish and French Wine Scholar courses, I was looking forward to the Italian course. I was not disappointed with Unit One and am now looking forward to Unit Two."
  • David Lane
    on Nov 30, 2022
    "Having already completed the Spanish and French Wine Scholar courses, I was looking forward to the Italian course. I was not disappointed with Unit One and am now looking forward to Unit Two."
  • Alejandro Espinoza
    on Oct 28, 2022
    "This programme gave me the tools to finally understand Italian wine with its grapes and different appellations, good job!"
  • Kandace E Faidley
    on Oct 8, 2022
    "I love Wine Scholar Guild programs. They are a comprehensive look at the history, people, grapes, terroir, and food that go into the amazing wines of the world."
  • Felipe Andres Avendano Callinir
    on Oct 1, 2022
    "In my opinion it helped me in my work, where we work only Italian wines, the maps help a lot, easy to use the website from the cell phone and the book is very complete, the only thing missing is to suggest some DOCG producers that you have to taste."

Disclaimer: WSG offers wine study courses that are targeted to both beginners and those more experienced in the wine industry. While WSG has received many accolades, awards, and testimonials, WSG is not an accredited institution or school. WSG does not guarantee or warrant that any employer or school will recognize WSG wine study courses. While WSG knows that it is a well-recognized institution within the multi-national wine community, it cannot guarantee anyone success in their profession or vocation.

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