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Unit 1 - 14-week Instructor-Led Format

Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 1 online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format

Master the wines of Northern Italy through 14 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 7 live review webinars. 

The Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 curriculum via online learning offers an interactive program that is put into a measurable, meaningful format designed for maximum retention of content and ease of use.  

Students who pass the exam for Unit 1 and Unit 2 will earn the Italian Wine Scholar™ (IWS) post-nominal.

This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

We provide true tech support, stellar instruction from acclaimed instructors, a flexible schedule of study designed for busy professionals and all the necessary tools to master the wines of northern Italy.

Next session for this live, online classroom format starts Tuesday February 27th, 2018.

The Italian Wine Scholar™ education program is an Italian wine course designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study program on Italian wine bar none! After completion of this program, an educator, sommelier or wine enthusiast can teach, sell or enjoy Italian wines with poise and confidence.
 

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The Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 1 online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format includes: 
Italian Wine Scholar live online format

Plus:

  • A schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
  • The Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 online exam*
  • Access to repeat-after-me pronunciation exercise
  • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
  • Downloadable maps
  • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group organized by students enrolled in the online program 

Price: $695 
Early bird offer: save $50 if you sign-up by Feb. 9th, 2018, use coupon code: EARLYBIRDIWS at checkout page

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Meet your instructors: 

 


Nancy Reynolds, DIPWSET, FWS, IWS

  • Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 4 Diploma with Merit, January 2010.
  • Won Brian Kirkwood award for highest score for WSET Diploma Unit 3 in Eastern Canada in 2008.
  • WSET Certified Educator and L3 exam assessor.
  • WSG Italian Wine Scholar and French Wine Scholar.
  • Completed all Wine Scholar Guild Master level courses.
  • Certified Tutor of Bordeaux Wines from L’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux.
  • Certified Rhone Master from Inter-Rhone.

Maurizio Broggi


Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS, IWS, CSW

  • Creator of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program 
  • WSET Advanced Top World Scorer 2013, Level 2 Top Scorer 2013  
  • Member of Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS)
  • Previous Wine Ambassador and Consultant for various Italian Consortia
  • Certified Specialist of Wine (SWE) & Certified Sommelier (CMS)

 

 

How it works:

  • You receive the full-color, 262-page Italian Wine Scholar study manual for Unit 1 for independent reading and study. Work through the material when you have time in your schedule. 
  • You are provided access to on-line study modules and review quizzes corresponding to the course content found in the manual. These are available to you 24/7!
  • Attend 7 live webinars for 14 weeks via webinar accessible from computer or tablet. An opportunity to exchange freely with your instructor and fellow students. We always love to hear from you! Can’t make a webinar live? No problem. All are recorded for on demand replay in webinar or podcast formats…perfect on your way to work!
  • Have a question after watching a recorded webinar? Contact your instructors via and Instructor Q & A forum or email her directly. The choice is yours.
  • Track your progress through the course curriculum via our online tracking system.
  • You have one year from your registration date to take your final exam for Unit 1. When you are ready, please contact one month in advance, WSG Office Manager Celine Camus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check on availability and schedule your online exam. The test consists of 100 multiple choice questions. There is no tasting component. All you need is a laptop equipped with microphone and webcam and an internet connection.
  • We have structured the curriculum into a three-month program to keep you focused and disciplined in your study. But you have a full year to sit the exam…just in case life gets in the way.

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Why this format?

1. It is manageable.

The program is designed to keep you on track…but it is also flexible enough to enable you to catch up should your schedule get interrupted…or even to suspend it should you get derailed. It is designed to accommodate the needs of a busy professional.

2. You have real human support.

Nancy and Maurizio are available for questions via chat box during webinars, via the Q&A forum and via direct email/phone. There is also a student forum should you wish to create a study group/tasting group in your area or just interact with your fellow students. You can be as interactive or as independent as you want to be.

3. You are part of a global student community.

Your classmates will hail from every segment of the wine industry from all over the globe and offer very different insights and points of view. The intellectual ferment adds to the depth of your learning.

4. Your classroom is mobile.

If you have a computer, cell phone or tablet, you have a classroom.

5. For you, a deal!

You can pay for this course in 3 easy installments that will leave room in the budget to buy wine! Register during the Early Bird course offering and save even more!

Schedule of study:
 

Week 1 
(Feb 26 - Mar 4)

Welcome webinar (30 mins)

Tuesday, February 27th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Meet your instructor and other students

·       General orientation 

·       How to access online program and log-in to live webinars

·       How to use the discussion forum

Self-study: Foundation Chapters

Week 2  
(Mar 5 - Mar 11)

Self-study: Piedmont Part 1

Week 3 
(Mar 12 -18)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Tuesday, March 13th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Piedmont Part 1

Week 4
(Mar 19- 25)

Self-study: Piedmont Part 2

Week 5
(Mar 26 -Apr 1)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Tuesday, March 27th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Piedmont Part 2

Self-study: Valle d'Aosta, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna

Week 6
(Apr 2-8)

Self-study: Valle d'Aosta, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna

Week 7
(Apr 9-15)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Tuesday, April 10th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Valle d'Aosta, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna

Self-study: Trentino, Alto Adige 

Week 8
(Apr 16-22)

Self-study: Trentino, Alto Adige 

Week 9
(Apr 23 -29)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Tuesday, April 24th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Trentino, Alto Adige 

Self-study: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardia 

Week 10
(Apr 30-May 6)

 

Self-study: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardia 

 

Week 11
(May 7-13)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Tuesday, May 8th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardia 

Self-study: Veneto

Week 12
(May 14-20)

 

 

Self-study: Veneto

 

Week 13
(May 21-27)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Veneto

Week 14
Final Review
 

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Tuesday, May 29th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Overall review with sample test questions & exam Protocols

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We offer all the necessary tools & support to master the wines of Northern Italy:


#1 IWS STUDY MANUAL FOR UNIT 1 (NORTHERN ITALY) 

The 260-page, full-color study manual provides all the information from which the test questions are derived. You do not need to research you own study materials; everything you need to know is in the manual.

A comprehensive cover of Northern Italy’s 9 distinct wine regions in the following manner:

  • History, culture and traditions 
  • Location and climate with their effects on viticulture and wines 
  • Topography, geography and soils
  • Grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles 
  • Viticulture and winemaking
  • Wine industry trends and economics
  • All DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities

Regions covered: Valle d’Aosta, Lombardia, Piemonte, Trentino, Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna

Plus: A Foundation Unit covering: Italian wine law,  history, geography, topography, climate, viticulture and wine styles 

Italian Wine Scholar™ study manual Unit 1 (Northern Italy) features:

#2 IWS ONLINE STUDY MODULES:

The IWS online study modules offer interactive presentations that are put into a measurable, meaningful format designed for maximum retention of content and ease of use. Each region of Northern Italy are covered and dovetails nicely with the Italian Wine Scholar study manual Unit 1. Study materials are available 24/7. If you’ve got a laptop and an internet connection, you’ve got a classroom!

Italian Wine Scholar™ online study modules features:

  • Quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
  • Full audio narration to offer new insight and keep you engaged
  • Your place is automatically bookmarked/saved to resume where you left off 
  • A progress bar tracks your accomplishments 

*Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Online Exam:

  • The exam is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 60 minutes. There is no tasting component. 
  • To become an Italian Wine Scholar and receive the IWS credential candidates need to pass the exams for Unit 1 and Unit 2 with a composite score of 75%
  • The scores from both exams are added together and averaged for final assessment.
  • Students with a composite score of 85-90.5 pass with HONORS. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with HIGHEST HONORS.
  • Online exam candidates must have a computer (tablet not compatible), a good internet connection, a webcam and a microphone with speakers for proctoring purposes.
  • You have one year from your registration date to take your final exam for Unit 1. When you are ready, please contact, WSG Office Manager Celine Camus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., one month in advance to check on availability and schedule your online exam. 

 

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