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Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 online - Independent Study Format

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The 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.

Detail of the package:

Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Study Manual

  • 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 another year for a 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 IWS Unit 1 online exam-sit

  • The exam is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 60 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Candidate has one year from registration date to take the exam. When ready, the candidate may contact two weeks in advance, Andrea McEwan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to schedule the exam.
Customer Reviews
5 1 5 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.
5 1 5 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!
5 1 4 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.
5 1 4 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.
5 1 4 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.
5 1 5 Jason Burns on Sep 6, 2022
The Italian Wine Scholar program is very clear and easy to understand and learn. I loved being able to study at my own pace with no pressure or deadlines.
5 1 5 Stephanie Ketron on Aug 20, 2022
I highly recommend IWS for anyone who wants/needs to become more versed in the complicated, highly diverse world of Italian Wines.
5 1 5 Stephen Walsh on Aug 6, 2022
The IWS Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 opened my mind and eyes to parts of Italy I knew nothing about and provided me with in-depth knowledge on the wines from Northern Italy regions. I now read the whole wine menu in Italian restaurants and look for wines I learned about. I have chosen Vermintino and Barbara recently instead of the standard Soave or Chianti and had the pleasure to introduce and explain to my friends.The course is well structured and very well run.
5 1 4 Alejandro Espinoza on Jul 16, 2022
I find that I finally understand Italian wines, good explanations, I liked the online quizzes, and very important what you have done with the maps.
5 1 4 Dain Pascocello on Jun 20, 2022
The Italian Wine Scholar program provides all you need to master this endlessly fascinating country and its viticulture. I will definitely be recommending it to colleagues and the wine aficionados in my life.
5 1 4 Wai Chun Tang on Jun 6, 2022
The materials are very easy to use and understand.
5 1 5 Rebecca Love on May 20, 2022
Wasatch Academy of Wine always executes and excellent program. Sheral Schowe has complete control of an excellent wine cellar for wines of the program, and has visited, and has a personal relationship, with many of the wineries, producers, winemakers and owners. Dr. Sue Geary, an educator, did an amazing job of presenting and controlling the class. She is extremely organized and generous with her personal and very complete study materials. She made my learning journey a joy!
5 1 5 Allison Armer on Apr 27, 2022
I can highly recommend WSG's Italian Wine Scholar program both Units 1 and 2 to anyone looking for a deep-dive exploration into the world of Italian Wine. It certainly opened my eyes to a world I was previously, mostly unfamiliar with and is I'm sure just the beginning of a lifelong journey.
5 1 5 Bart Crols on Apr 15, 2022
Extremely interesting overview of N-Italian wines, very comprehensive with as usual for WSG courses: a deep dive into regional history and wine culture.
5 1 5 Soumyajit Kanungo on Mar 19, 2022
The IWS unit 1 is the best program to know about your northern italian wines. Every DOCG/DOC is so well explained with detailed maps it just makes it very interesting to read about every particular region. It’s going to be a great help for me to prepare for my Advanced Sommelier Certification.
5 1 5 John Wiggins on Mar 10, 2022
A comprehensive review of the wines of Northern Italy presented in a clear manner.
5 1 5 Mario Kruschinski on Mar 8, 2022
The study material was very helpful. It is well structured and well written.
The Online platform was also very good. It was easy to navigate and supporting my learning process well.
I look forward continuing my learning journey wit IWS unit 2!
5 1 4 Victoria Walls on Feb 7, 2022
The Italian Wine Scholar course is extremely thorough and informative. This course provided the greatest amount of Italian Wine knowledge I have been presented.
5 1 5 Oleg Dmitriev on Jan 12, 2022
The program laid out tons of useful information in a clear, understandable form. Italian wine is a world without end, and WSG managed to get just enough important details. I use the textbook for my work on a daily basis. I think it's a must-have for anyone dealing with Italian wine.
5 1 5 Antonio Giustacchini on Jan 3, 2022
I was really surprised about the precision and accuracy of the book, even more complete of the offcial Italian Sommelier Diploma
5 1 5 Flávio Azevedo on Dec 23, 2021
I work as a professor in the field of wine and I try to specialize as much as possible to bring reliable information to my students, and the programs at WSG are really fantastic and very comprehensive. They are extremely valuable for my learning and the development of my work. Congratulations to the institution for providing us with such a high level study!
5 1 5 Morgun Pathi on Dec 22, 2021
The knowledge on each wine region is well covered and organized: from history to current 'wine in the bottle'. It gives students an understanding of not only the present but more importantly on what happened (be it in history, geography, viticultural practices and major events) which have led to the state of wine production and wine we see today in various parts of Italy. This course adds depth when one seeks to understand and appreciate Italian wines.
5 1 5 Glécia Lescano on Dec 15, 2021
IWS is the deepest, most comprehensive and richest Italian wine study program I have ever seen in my life. I can't wait to start studying Unit 2!
5 1 4 Mark Lenzi on Nov 11, 2021
Another great source of wine education.
Always learn new things and combination online materials and manual are excellent.
5 1 5 Elizabeth Gonzalez on Nov 1, 2021
The Wine Scholar Guild gives you a very deep knowledge about the Wine culture in Italy and explains you smoothly the geography and the history of each region, giving you a deeper understanding about the viticulture and they way Italians approach to wine.
For me was extremely satisfactory to feel that I did a challenging course that will make me more competitive and give me the tools to explain and understand the territory; Have a larger vision of Italian wines, read the labels and know where does they belong and what to expect from them.
5 1 5 John Cataneo on Oct 20, 2021
Initially, I found the course daunting, but after breaking it down into small parts and sections, I realized how well written and consistently structured the regional learning material was being presented. The various facts and sidebars in each chapter made the book much more engaging than if it had been a textbook stocked with dry instruction and figures to memorize on my own. The ability to share my experience with the connected social media groups provided much needed reassurance and helped bring clarity wheare it was needed. The WSG family is truly a dedicated community of supportive people. Having taken the IWS Unit 1 exam just a few days ago, I’m still waiting for my results, but I’m confident I did well and am very much enjoying the knowledge I gained during my studies. Unit 2, I’m looking for to meeting you.
Thank you, Wine Scholar Guild.
My very best to all who take this course,
Johnny Cataneo
5 1 5 Adrian Matei on Oct 15, 2021
The WSG is very good study program, I did FWS and SWS and I look forward to continuie the rest of the units. Thank you very much for beeing part of this educational program.
5 1 5 Brianna Burns on Sep 2, 2021
The Unit 1 IWS was lots of fun! If you think you know about northern Italian wine, you definitely need to take this course, it'll open your mind! Looking forward to taking Unit 2!
5 1 5 Bouwe Morrema on Jul 24, 2021
I really enjoyed this program, after WSET-3. It really adds value. The study manual is superb!
5 1 4 Alex Hawes on Jul 1, 2021
The IWS North study manual is an excellent resource; thorough, succinct and comprehendible.

The online modules provided a much needed area for review, complete with flash cards and quizzes.

The information provided in regard to how the exam is weighted, along with clear emphasis on the most important information to study was very helpful.

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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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