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    IWS Unit 1 online | Independent Study Format

    Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Distance-Learning Package

    4.4 5 5 Product
    US$595.00 each

    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 263-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.

    List of the comments:
    5 1 4 Kenji Ohkuma
    The program is very helpful for the wine lovers who wish to learn the appropriately detail knowledge on Italian wines.
    5 1 5 José Luiz Ferrazzo
    As my last name shows I have italian origin so it was a great pleasure for me to learn about Italian wines. The material, maps, flashcards and all other informations give me a more precise knowledgment about italian wines. Amazing history and details that, for sure, will transform any wine lover person in an Italian wine lover. I really had a great time doing IWS.
    5 1 5 Richard LaMountain
    The Italian Wine Scholar course provides a comprehensive, fascinating account of Italy's wines. It covers history, geography, climate, grape varieties, winemaking techniques, wine laws, and much more. Both its printed and online materials are highly professional. I would recommend the course to anyone interested in an in-depth look at the wines of this intriguing country.
    5 1 5 Devon Lochhead
    Well thought out with clear and concise delivery. IWS provides a much broader and deeper understanding on wine-related aspects of this intricate country. An extremely insightful, challenging and rewarding course! Salute!
    5 1 5 Zach Bulow
    Discovering the wine regions of Italy is no easy task - nor should it be. The Italian Wine Scholar does a fantastic job of supporting you through the journey of learning about these regions, in a manner that is challenging, engaging and enjoyable.
    5 1 4 Jasmin Bähr
    Best possible way to learn in depth about Italy and its wines!
    5 1 4 Carla Urrunaga
    It is a course that allows you to study and understand in depth the Italian regions and their wines, In addition to its history and culture.
    5 1 5 Diego Rech, FWS
    If you are following wine studies, the study guides and programs of the WSG are the most compressive and straight forward, they are fundamental building blocks on the stairs to the highest levels of wine education.
    5 1 5 Steven Strausbaugh
    looking forward to the Spanish wine course.

    is there any plan for a Germanic area course or Slavic course? those would be great, not to mention eastern mediterranean since those areas are now a hot topic and coming into world recognition.
    5 1 4 Yvonne Ou
    IWS unit 1 is a well thought out program that illustrates the different regions and grape varietals as well as some background Italian history and culture. Even though I have done WSET diploma, this course furthered my understanding and I will definitely be taking unit 2.
    5 1 5 Stephanie Guth
    Really enjoyed Unit 1. Really appreciated the maps. I thought things were clearly outlined and the information available online per unit nicely summed things up. Always nice to have quizzes to self-evaluate along the way. Would definitely take another course soon.
    5 1 5 Rayna
    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
    5 1 5 Greg MacDonald, FWS
    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
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