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    IWS™ Unit 2 Online | Independent Study Format

    Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Distance-Learning Package

    4.65217 5 69 Product

    The package includes:

    The Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Study Manual, access to the Unit 2 Online Study Program, registration for the Online Exam sit for Unit 2.

    Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Study Manual

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

    One-year access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 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 Central and Southern 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 2 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 KiJung Kim on Jul 29, 2022
    IWS program is absolutely great.
    Thanks for your service.
    5 1 5 Felipe Oliveira on Jul 3, 2022
    IWS is really a comprehensive and in-depth course.
    The course helped me a lot to deepen my knowledge about Italian wines.
    5 1 4 Thomas Schaal on Jun 30, 2022
    This is a terrific course for a systematic comprehensive overview of Italian wines, region-by-region. Overall, a terrific learning experience ... as the course materials are top notch (especially the on-line educational portal).
    5 1 5 Wai Chun Tang on Jun 28, 2022
    Very comprehensive study materials.
    5 1 4 Raymond Carpentier on May 18, 2022
    Very comprehensive course on Central and Southern Italy and the material on each region is very well structured
    5 1 5 Shawn Collins on May 13, 2022
    I’ve done two independent studies online with the wine scholar program. Both have been excellent and have greatly increased my knowledge of each area studied. I highly recommend these programs if you have interest in increasing your wine knowledge.
    5 1 5 Thomas Martlew on Apr 16, 2022
    With WSG you learn so much more about the history, geography and culture of the wine regions rather than just the wine. It not only had giving me the ability to better understand the wines of Central and Southern Italy, but now the confidence to go explore, purchase the wines to share with friends and family.
    5 1 5 Maddalena Carbi on Apr 14, 2022
    I couldn't expect more! Great job everyone!
    5 1 5 Kyle Armstrong on Apr 7, 2022
    Overall an excellent course that has given me a deep understanding of the wines of Central and Southern Italy and terrific preparation for my WSET Level 4 Diploma
    5 1 4 Matthew Simon on Apr 5, 2022
    Everything is presented a clear, concise format that is easy to follow! The printable maps make it very easy to follow along as you read! I also enjoyed the e learning modules! Now I am travelling Italy and I can choose my wines based on the knowledge I have learned!
    5 1 4 Jerry Chen Cheng Yi on Mar 20, 2022
    IWS is very professional program focus in Italian wine regions and varieites, it gives people clearer look of how Italian wines that you might knew or you might didn't know at all, an excellent step to wide-open your eyes to Italian wines.
    5 1 5 Karin Eriksson on Mar 3, 2022
    The oral presentations online were very nice. More of that please
    5 1 5 Valerie Drecq-Delaudier on Jan 22, 2022
    The study materials is outstanding: complete, detailed, easy to use and the instructor is always available and concise to accompany us.
    I really recommand the IWS for its deepth and strong knowledge delivered !
    5 1 5 Joseph Kuroda on Dec 12, 2021
    The course provided detailed and clear information on all significant appellations and notable grape varieties as well as the wine makers. I learned so much more, truly exceeded prior expectations. Really enjoyed the course.
    5 1 5 Allison Armer on Dec 8, 2021
    IWS Unit 2 opened up a whole new world of fascinating varietals and appellations that I was previously unfamiliar with. Every chapter was like embarking on a new adventure. Many of these interesting gems have since found there way into my cellar.
    5 1 5 Marco D'ignazio on Dec 3, 2021
    The Italian Wine Scholar program is a must-do if you're into wines and Italy. As an Italian, I can say that I've learned so many new things about my country!
    5 1 4 Pierre Assaf on Nov 29, 2021
    Love the online classes. Very straight forward and quizzes help a lot.
    5 1 4 Wing Pik Eliza Tam on Nov 18, 2021
    Get to know more about different wine regions, not just their wine but also their attractions and history. Fun to learn. Well guided online learning.
    5 1 5 Adrian Matei on Nov 16, 2021
    WSG it is one of the best tool for studing and learn about wine and not only, history, culture, traditions and many more, I really enjoy all three classroom and looking forward for more. Thank you very much.
    5 1 4 Brandon Poli on Aug 22, 2021
    I really liked the interactiveness of the courses. I like the online course and quizzes. I liked the country only study, ie, Italy. I have been wanting to find a course provider for some time like this. WSG isn't only a book like WSET, it's both. I would say, makes it more fun to learn. I do think that a little proofreading for spelling errors and whatnots should be looked at. Other than that, I look forward to my next course!

    5 1 4 Ron Licata on Jun 29, 2021
    For a wine enthusiast the material was both interesting and challenging.
    5 1 5 Thanawat Wongsrisathaporn on Jun 23, 2021
    Just as I have said before, the program is really fun and educational at the same time. Cannot wait to take more classes. Next station, Spanish Wine Scholar!
    5 1 5 Erin Summers on Jun 17, 2021
    Another fantastic course by the Wine Scholar Guild and West London Wine School. It's given me an in-depth knowledge of the whole of Italy and I've loved every minute.
    5 1 5 Adrian Heft on Jun 3, 2021
    The course is very detailed and covers a lot of regions and grapes. It is necessary to do homework but if you do then a pass is perfectly achievable.
    5 1 4 Marcia Hamm on May 28, 2021
    There are many programs out there for Italian wine, each focusing on different areas. As one who studied mostly grape varieties, it was interesting for me to learn more about lakes, rivers and other topographical features that were of significant importance for this program. For those that HAVE taken other programs, the WSG is a great way to round out your learning in Italian Wine and look at things from a new and different perspective.
    5 1 5 Erin Wiehe on May 25, 2021
    I found the study materials to be concise, well laid out, and easy to understand. It is such a great deal of information that was presented in a way that allowed me to step into each region and become fully versed in its culture and wine.
    5 1 5 Gabriele Rossouw on May 22, 2021
    Tanya was absolutely Fantastic, Alberto makes you feel alive when teaching.
    What a wonderful experience. I loved learning through Cellar Muse Classes. Thank you.
    5 1 5 Mauro Nicastro on May 14, 2021
    IWS is an outstanding course for you who really want to dive in to the Italian wine country.
    You will get the skill and knowledge that you are looking for!
    5 1 5 John Wiggins on May 6, 2021
    This course offers a clear and comprehensive study of the wines of Central and Southern Italy. There is an excellent blend of printed and online resources.
    5 1 4 Ian Gravenor on Apr 30, 2021
    I love IWS courses and the new updated format of the manual and the ability to read the manual online too is a great change.

    However, the e-learning modules could be but into smaller sections and have better quality and be updated to reflect the manual.

    I have now done IWS and FWS and looking forward to doing SWS at some point.
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