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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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