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Unit 2 - 15-week Instructor-Led Format

Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 2 online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

Master the wines of Central & Southern Italy through 15 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 9 live review webinars.

The Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 2 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.

Program Preview:

Next session for this live, online classroom format will begin June 27th, 2019. Registration is open!
Note: Unit 1 & 2 can be taken in any order.

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 2 online | 15-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 2 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

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Meet your instructors:

 


Andrea Eby, IWS, DipWSET, CSW

  • Manager, buyer and consultant at Banville & Jones Wine Co. in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Senior educator and partner at the Wine & Drinks College of Manitoba where she instructs for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Wine Scholar Guild, and ASI accredited Sommelier programs.
  • DipWSET holder with Distinction and awarded the ProWein Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments. Andrea has been accepted into the Institute or Masters of Wine
  • Judge for the International Wine & Spirit Challenge, member of the editorial board of the Cellar Door magazine and active member of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers
  • Passionate about the wines of Italy, Italian Wine Scholar with highest honors, VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador.

Maurizio Broggi


Maurizio Broggi, DipWSET, IWS, FWS, CSW

  • Creator of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program
  • Awarded the Napa Valley Vintners Scholarship as 2015 high-achieving WSET Diploma graduate in North America
  • Awarded the Decanter Scholarship as top WSET Level 3 scorer in Asia in 2013
  • 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 Italian Wine Scholar study manual for Unit 2 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 9 live webinars for 15 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 2. 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 four-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.

Alan 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.

 

Schedule of study:

Week 1
(Jun 24 - 30)

Welcome webinar (30 mins) with Maurizio Broggi & Andrea Eby

Thursday June 27th 2019 @ 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 Chapter

Week 2
(Jul 1 - 7)

Self-study: Toscana Part 1

Week 3
(Jul 8 - 14)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins) with Andrea Eby

Thursday July 11th 2019 @ 12:00 noon EST

· Check-in on progress

· Review of Toscana Part 1

Self-study: Toscana Part 2

Week 4
(Jul 15 - 21)

Self-study: Marche

Week 5
(Jul 22 - 28)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins) with Andrea Eby

Thursday July 25th 2019 @ 12:00 noon EST

· Check-in on progress

· Review of Toscana Part 2

Self-study: Abruzzo

Week 6
(Jul 29 - Aug 4)

Self-study: Umbria

Week 7
(Aug 5 - 11)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins) with Andrea Eby

Thursday August 8th 2019 @ 12:00 noon EST

· Check-in on progress

· Review of Marche & Abruzzo

Self-study: Lazio & Molise

Week 8
(Aug 12 - 18)

Self-study: Campania

Week 9
(Aug 19 - 25)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins) with Andrea Eby 

Thursday August 22th 2019 @ 12:00 noon EST

· Check-in on progress

· Review of Umbria, Lazio & Molise

Self-study: Basilicata

Week 10
(Aug 26 - Sept 1)

 

Self-study: Sicilia

 

Week 11
(Sep 2 -  8)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins) with Andrea Eby

Thursday September 5th 2019 @ 12:00 noon EST

· Check-in on progress

· Review of Campania & Basilicata

Self-study: Calabria

Week 12
(Sep 9 - 15)

 

 

Self-study: Puglia

 

Week 13
(Sep 16 - 22)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins) with Andrea Eby 

Thursday September 19th 2019 @ 12:00 noon EST

· Check-in on progress

· Review of Sicilia & Calabria

Self-study: Sardegna

Week 14
(Sep 23 - 29)

Revision Week

Week 15
(Sep 30 - Oct 6)

Revision Week

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins) with Andrea Eby

Thursday October 3rd 2019 @ 12:00 noon EST

· Check-in on progress

· Review of Puglia & Sardegna

Week 16
(Oct 7 - 13)

Revision Week

Final live review webinar (1 hr 15 mins) with Maurizio Broggi

Thursday October 10th 2019 @ 12:00 noon EST

Final review: 

· Foundation review

· Cross-regional review

· Sample test questions & exam protocols

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


#1 IWS STUDY MANUAL FOR UNIT 2 (CENTRAL & SOUTHERN ITALY)

The 218-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 Central and Southern Italy’s 12 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: Toscana, Marche, Lazio, Umbria, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Calabria, Puglia, Basilicata, Sicilia, Sardegna

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

Italian Wine Scholar™ study manuals 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 Central & Southern Italy are covered and dovetails nicely with the Italian Wine Scholar study manual Unit 2. 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 2 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 2. 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.

 

Register Now What's Included Instructors

How it works Why this format? Schedule of study IWS STUDY TOOLS