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    IWS™ Unit 2 Online | Independent Study Format

    Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Distance-Learning Package

    5 5 2 Product
    US$595.00 each

    This 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, 1st Edition

    • A 218-page, 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 Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 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 5 Nikki Erpelding
    Finding a comprehensive Italian wine focused program was very beneficial. In my current role as an Italian wine sales specialist, educating my distributors and consumers about my Italian wine portfolio is foremost. Gaining more knowledge and confidence in my area of expertise is always a worthwhile venture. I highly recommend this program to anyone in the wine trade and to the enthusiast alike!
    5 1 5 Joseph Crivolio
    The best way to study everything you need to know about Italian wines. So perfectly organized that people should take multiple units whether they are master classes or other country classes that you are unfamiliar with.
    5 1 5 Nikki Erpelding
    I was very excited when I found out about the Italian Wine Scholar program, it suited my needs perfectly. I tried both the instructor led for unit one and self study option for unit two. I have a busy life and felt like the minimum time to study and prepare for the exam was 3-4 months each.
    My favorite part about the program was the foundation chapter, it really brought the program to life!
    Thank you WSG for enhancing my favorite wine region!
    5 1 5 Tsz Ching Ng
    It would be great if there is more practice questions available on the online course :)
    5 1 4 Phyllis Chan
    The textbook serves as a very good reference for those who want to understand more about the appellations in each wine region, even though some materials are relatively more important for exam purpose. Besides, the online lessons are also very organized and systematically presented, highlighting the key issues that students are expected to know.
    5 1 5 Ciro Pirone
    I thoroughly enjoyed the book with not only the specific information about all the appellation but found the historical insights extremely fascinating and helpful to understand Italian wine beyond the grapes but more with the cultural side.
    Fantastic program that I would suggest to anyone wanted to learn about the wines of Southern Italy in a much deeper way.
    5 1 4 Casey Hogan
    The distance learning program was well laid out- through the structured online learning units in conjunction with the IWS manual, I now feel much more confident in my ability to speak about the wines of Italy.
    5 1 4 Aron Veen
    If you sell Italian wines, drink Italian wines and/or love travelling to Italy, I would highly recommend the Italian Wine Scholar course. It covers regional varietals, winemaking and blending practices, climates, soils, history and producers. The online slides are a perfect companion to the text book for self study. My instructor Mark Shipway was a wealth of knowledge and sourced some amazing Italian wines for us to taste that are difficult to find in our market. As the Event Coordinator at Tap Restaurant, I know this course will help me guide my guests to select wines for their events and wine paired menus. I look forward to taking the French Wine Scholar in the near future!
    5 1 5 Rebecca Christophersen
    This is a great program to follow to get an overview of the viticulture and wines of Italy, region by region, in a very comprehensive manner.
    5 1 5 Catherine Barber
    The Italian Wine Scholar program is an outstanding educational experience that provided both depth and breadth of instruction on all of Italy's wine regions. I highly recommend this course to wine industry professionals and to enthusiasts who want to understand and appreciate well-known Italian wines as well as hidden treasures.
    5 1 4 Jonathan Gibson
    All good. The online flashcards and self evaluation quizzes were particularly helpful.
    A section up front covering all of the grapes synonyms and also grape parentage would be helpful.
    Reprinting the foundation chapter up front would also be useful in the Unit 2 book.
    5 1 5 Emma Foster
    An excellent, and very detailed, insight into the wines of Italy, and ideal for anyone with a good basic understanding of wine who wants to know more about the wines of this fascinating country. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course to any serious student of wine, or to sign up for one of the other courses myself.
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