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    IWS Unit 1 online | Independent Study Format

    Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Distance-Learning Package

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    US$595.00

    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 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 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 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.
      Important notice: Candidates cancelling less than 10 business days prior to their scheduled exam date or not showing up the day of will incur a $99 re-scheduling fee.
    Customer Reviews
    5 1 5 Stephen Walsh on Aug 5, 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 15, 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 21, 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.

    5 1 4 Amr Elnashai on Jun 23, 2021
    The Italian Wine Scholar material is outstanding both in breadth and depth. While not everything we needed to memorize is of use, most of the material gives us a deep understanding of the wine scene within a cultural/political/geographical context.
    5 1 4 Bryce Faucheaux on Jun 12, 2021
    This was a concise, yet approachable set of materials for deepening and extending my knowledge of Italian wines. I can’t wait for Unit 2!
    5 1 5 Patrick Gerstenberger on May 31, 2021
    The IWS program provides a fantastic dive into Italian wines, the history of Italy and how it has influenced cultural and viticultural development across many diverse subregions. It is a great "next step" for any wine professional or an enthusiast who has completed a basic wine program and wants to move on into an in-depth study of Italian wines.
    5 1 4 Zhang Yuanjun on May 28, 2021
    Overall, I am very satisfied with the IWS programme
    5 1 5 Thanawat Wongsrisathaporn on May 24, 2021
    The Italian Wine Scholar is very educational, yet extremely entertaining. It truly helps me to prepare for other future wine certifications. For instance, WSET Diploma in Wines.
    5 1 5 Marco D'ignazio on May 22, 2021
    Very detailed and well-structured study program! It's now easier to connect the dots and master the Italian wine appellations. Looking forward to Unit 2!
    5 1 5 Valerie Drecq-Delaudier on May 4, 2021
    Very comprehensive, complete and specific program which takes our knowledge to a higher level. Concise book and website for optimal learning.
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