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    IWS™ Unit 2 Online | Independent Study Format

    Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Distance-Learning Package


    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.
    List of the comments:
    Exploring the wines of a country is a wonderful introduction to it's history, culture and people. IWS provides a comprehensive program of study that prepares one to know the range of wines available and the distinctive offerings from each region of Italy. I finish the program with confidence in my wine choices and in my recommendations to others because of the thoroughness of the preparation I received through the IWS.
    The style and quality of wine should be understood based on the viticulture and the vinification, which are frequently called six factors.In the IWS program these are described in a clear and appropriately detail manner. In the study I have found and found many pairs of cause and effect.
    I found the study materials exceptional and attribute the fact that I made use of them on a regular basis to my passing this course , thank you.
    Great Course and great material
    The overall online program is user-friendly. Both the reading materials and the teaching sessions are clear and not difficult to comprehend. The practice questions, flash cards, and other auxiliary optional information are very helpful.
    The Italian Wine Scholar program is a thorough, comprehensive, and ultimately rewarding deep-dive into the land of Italy and its multitude of grape varieties, wines, and wine producing regions. The online learning platform is unparalleled in wine education giving, allowing you to immerse yourself in each region without leaving home. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the myriad of complexities this wine producing mecca provides.
    I really enjoyed this certificacion. the world of italian wine could be very dificult ti understand without the knowldlege of their history and culture heritage. This course present an holistic vision of the wine. It´s an enterely recomendable course.
    Italian Wine Scholar was the third of the Wine Scholar Guild’s certifications that I studied, and it was just as enjoyable and comprehensive as the French and Spanish ones. The knowledge and insights acquired have been an inspiration to travel to new (to me) areas of Italy to search out and taste new (to me) wines in their place of origin. For anyone interested in Italian wines, and wanting to learn and understand more about them, this is a great course, and the manual makes a handy reference.
    I can’t think of anything. They were very thorough, professional and approachable. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
    Loved this class. So much information. But I kept reading and studying and reviewing the material and all of a sudden it just all clicked. Thankfully this was the week before the test.
    I really enjoyed reading all the history, stories and learning about a country I knew nothing about. Can’t wait to take IWS unit 1 in June. Next year I plan on taking Spanish and French.
    Because of the insightful presentation of information, with the maps and practice material made the learning and comprehension of the vast region enjoyable.
    For me it was a great opportunity studying IWS Unit 2. Learning about different regions, DOCs and grapes that Ive never heard it....a great challenging but also a great pleasure. As always I have just to thank......salut!!!
    The Italian wine scholar unit 2 is very informative yet very interesting! It shows beauty and individual character of each region, helps to build a systematic understanding of the world of Italian wines
    The Italian wine scholar unit 2 is very informative yet very interesting! It shows beauty and individual character of each region, helps to build a systematic understanding of the world of Italian wines
    The Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 course is incredibly useful for anyone who wishes to understand the diverse and fascinating wine regions of Central and Southern Italy. With myriad grape varieties and styles this area can be daunting, and IWS makes it easier to learn by consistent and excellent presentation of the detailed material. I feel I have a much stronger knowledge base of Central and Southern Italy, and my wine education has been greatly enriched.
    A fantastic program that provided in-depth knowledge in a very enjoyable manner.
    Fantastic course full of interesting basics for those just starting their learning of Italian wine as well as lots of key details for those who want to delve deeper.
    The Italian Wine Scholar program has been a terrific way of continuing my education in the wine world, but also going into fantastic depth on one of my favorite wine countries.
    The course provides a comprehensive coverage of the key appellations, their grapes and their wines, supplemented with history, cultural knowledge and stunning maps, ensuring the learning is interesting and fun. This is especially important for Italy, which is complex and seemingly hard to approach. A very well-made course.
    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!
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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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