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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 September 20th, 2018. 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: 

 


Alan Tardi, IWS

  • Food & wine journalist with publications in The New York Times, Wine & Spirits Magazine, The Wine Spectator, Decanter, and Sommelier Journal
  • Former resident of Italy
  • Author of the James Beard award-winning book "Romancing the Vine: Life, Love and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo"
  • First-ever US Ambassador of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco

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  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 
(Sep 17 - 23)

Welcome webinar (30 mins)

Thursday September 20th 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  
(Sep 24 - 30)

Self-study: Toscana Part 1

Week 3 
(Oct 1 - 7)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Thursday October 4th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Toscana Part 1

Self-study: Toscana Part 2

Week 4
(Oct 8 - 14)

Self-study: Toscana Part 2

Week 5
(Oct 15 - 21)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Thursday October 18th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Toscana Part 2

Self-study: Marche & Abruzzo

Week 6
(Oct 22 - 28)

Self-study: Marche & Abruzzo

Week 7
(Oct 29 - Nov 4)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Thursday November 1st 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Marche & Abruzzo

Self-study: Umbria, Lazio & Molise

Week 8
(Nov 5 - 11)

Self-study: Umbria, Lazio & Molise

Week 9
(Nov 12 - 18)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Thursday November 15th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Umbria, Lazio & Molise

Self-study: Campania & Basilicata

Week 10
(Nov 19 - 25)

 

Self-study: Campania & Basilicata

 

Week 11
(Nov 26 - Dec 2)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Thursday November 29th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Campania & Basilicata

Self-study: Sicilia & Calabria

Week 12
(Dec 3 - 9)

 

 

Self-study: Sicilia & Calabria

 

Week 13
(Dec 10 - 16)

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Thursday December 13th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Sicilia & Calabria

Self-study: Puglia & Sardegna

Week 14
(Dec 17 - 23)
 

Self-study: Puglia & Sardegna

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Thursday December 20th 2018 @ 12:00 noon EST

·       Check-in on progress

·       Review of Puglia & Sardegna

(Dec 24 - Jan 6)

 

Christmas / NYE Break

Week 15
(Jan 7 - 13)
 

Live webinar (1 hr 15 mins)

Thursday January 10th 2019 @ 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 2 (CENTRAL & SOUTHERN 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: 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