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Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Distance-Learning Package

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This package includes: The Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Study Manual, access to the Unit 1 Online Study Program, registration for the Online Exam sit for Unit 1.

Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Study Manual, 1st Edition

  • A 262-page, full-color study manual on the wines of Northern Italy
  • The most current and comprehensive resource on the wines of Northern Italy
  • Manual doubles as a reference book for wine professionals

One-year access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Online Study Program

The Wine Scholar Guild offers an interactive professional development program that is put into a measurable, meaningful format designed for maximum retention of content and ease of use.

Program's features and benefits:

  • Students study all the wine regions of Northern Italy online... at their own pace!
  • Study materials are available 24/7 and registration is for one full year. Access may be extended for a nominal fee should students need or want to do so.
  • interactive e-learning modules with loads of illustrations, quizzes and learning games
  • Final review quizzes for self-evaluation on each region
  • Instructor Q&A forum for assistance as well as Student Community forums
  • Downloadable maps

Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Online Exam

  • The exam is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 60 minutes.
  • Online Exam candidates must have a computer, internet connection and webcam for proctoring purposes.
  • Candidate has one year from registration date to take the exam. When ready, the candidate may contact 1 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 schedule the exam.
Note: Important notice: Candidates cancelling less than 5 business days prior to their scheduled exam date or not showing up the day of will incur a $85 re-scheduling fee.

The exam for each unit is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions. Candidates need a composite score of 75% to receive the credential, i.e. the scores from both exams are added together and averaged for final assessment.

Students with a composite score of 85-90 pass with HONORS. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with HIGHEST HONORS.

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Italian Wine Scholar Unit One: Northern Italy is an excellent and challenging detail-oriented course for those wishing to learn about Italy and Italian wines in more depth than what is covered in other wine programs. The Italian Wine Scholar program provides a well-rounded look at all the aspects that combine to make Italy such a special wine country: history, geography, climate, production methods, language, culture, grapes, and of course, wine. Rayna D Corner, Territory Manager at Quench! Wines, BC, Canada
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The study guide and online material is fantastic. I am so impressed by the study guide - it's so clear and incredibly up-to-date. I also loved the FWS guide when I took it. Looking forward to Unit 2! This course was so needed! Italy is such an important and complex wine country- far more complex than France. I learned more about Northern Italy in this class than I did in WSET Diploma! I would highly recommend this course to anyone in the wine industry. Again, looking forward to Unit 2 and perhaps Spain in the future! Greg MacDonald, VINTAGES Product Manager New World Wines at LCBO

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

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    Nicholas Poletto

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    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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  • 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

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    "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

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