Hidden Menu

  • Tuscany Wine Tour (May 2019)
  • Burgundy Wine Tour (June 2019 - FULL)
  • Champagne Wine Tour (June 2019 - FULL)
  • Southwest France Wine Tour (Oct 2016)
  • Rioja Wine Tour (tba)
  • Jura Wine Tour (Oct. 2017)
  • Home
  • French Wine Scholar Guild
  • Italian Wine Scholar Guild
  • Spanish Wine Scholar Guild
  • Trip Evaluation
  • Reservation Form
  • Reservation Form Special
  • My Membership
  • Webinar-Evaluation
  • Private Trips Reservation Form
  • Notify me when Flash Player bug is fixed
  • Our Recent Top Exam Scorers
  • Guest membership
  • Top Exam Scorer
  • 3-Month Guest Membership
  • Latest newsletter
  • Latest News Archive
  • Newsletter Signup
  • Program Providers
  • Application Submission Form
  • Free 6 Month Membership
  • Thank you for your submission
  • Acymailing Modify Subscription
  • Update Newsletter Profile
  • Preferences saved
  • Italian Wine Scholar - Unit 1 - Study Manual
  • IWS test page
  • Study Trips for Sommeliers
  • Master-Level Online Programs for Wine Educators
  • Membership for Wine Educators
  • Master-Level Programs for Wine Enthusiasts
  • Membership for Wine Enthusiasts
  • Loire Valley Pronuncitation Module
  • WSG Membership for Sommeliers
  • Master-Level Online Programs for Sommeliers
  • Wine Study Trips for Sommeliers
  • Wine Study Tours for Wine Educators
  • Self-Enrollment in FWS v5.2
  • Study Tours for Wine Enthusiasts
  • FWS V6 Upgrade
  • chronoform users-edit
  • Private trips
  • Cru Artisan College 2017
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Membership for wine professionals and enthusiasts
  • Private trips
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE (from previous versions)
  • Community Dashboard
  • wine study and tasting groups faq
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Italian Wine Scholar™
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 2 online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Rhône Wine Tour (June 2018)
  • Champagne Master-Level - Excerpt 1
  • Champagne Master-Level - Excerpts 2
  • Louis Roederer Scholarship for the Champagne Master-Level Program
  • Laurent Perrier Scholarship for Guild of Sommeliers Members
  • Champagne ML Preview
  • Reservation form for Bourgogne intensive
  • Tuscany (May 2019)
  • Thanks for your submission
  • Register Menu


    FREE: Webinar recording with Steven Spurrier and Andrew Jefford

    Consultant editor for Decanter and mastermind behind the Judgement of Paris, Steven speaks with Andrew Jefford and WSG members to wine writing, both past and present, and unveils his new “Académie du Vin Library” initiative—a publishing entity that updates and revives the out-of-print classics as well as new and specially commissioned titles by some of the finest contemporary wine writers for your reading pleasure!


    [Live Preview] Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Online format with Andrea Eby

    Learn about the Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 2 | online | 15week Instructor-Led Format

    via live webinar on:

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 12 noon EST (NYC)

    9 am PST Seattle, 5:00 pm UK, 6:00 pm France, 1:00 am in Hong-Kong

    About this webinar:

      • Find out about the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 (Central & Southern Italy) curriculum
      • Preview of the online 15-week Instructor-Led Format format
      • Get a feel for the emphasis and thrust of this certification program and if it is “a fit” for your professional development goals.
      • Duration: 15 min

    Register for the FREE preview webinar:


    Instructions on how to access this live webinar will be emailed to all registered 48 hours prior to the webinar.

    Meet your instructors: 


    Andrea Eby

    Andrea Eby IWS, DipWSET, CSW

    • Manager, buyer and consultant at Banville & Jones Wine Co. in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
    • Senior educator and partner at the Wine & Drinks College of Manitoba where she instructs for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Wine Scholar Guild, and ASI accredited Sommelier programs.
    • DipWSET holder with Distinction and awarded the ProWein Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments. Andrea has been accepted into the Institute or Masters of Wine
    • Judge for the International Wine & Spirit Challenge, member of the editorial board of the Cellar Door magazine and active member of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers
    • Passionate about the wines of Italy, Italian Wine Scholar with highest honors, VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador.

    Maurizio Broggi

    Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS, IWS, CSW

    • Creator of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program 
    • WSET Advanced Top World Scorer 2013, Level 2 Top Scorer 2013  
    • Member of Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS)
    • Previous Wine Ambassador and Consultant for various Italian Consortia
    • Certified Specialist of Wine (SWE) & Certified Sommelier (CMS)







    About the Italian Wine Scholar ™ online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

    Master the wines of Central & Southern Italy through 15 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 8 live review webinars.

    This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

    We provide true tech support, stellar instruction from acclaimed instructors, a flexible schedule of study designed for busy professionals and all the necessary tools to master the wines of Central & Southern Italy.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on June 27th 2019, register today

    Price: $690


    Register for the FREE preview webinar:


    A new logo for French, Italian and Spanish Wine Scholar graduates

    Today this date, 2000 students have earned the French Wine Scholar title and FWS post-nominal. 250 committed students of wine have also earned the IWS (Italian Wine Scholar) post-nominal since the program was launched in 2017.

    Upon request from these FWS and IWS graduates, we have created new logos which you can add to your email signature and business card.


    INTERVIEW: Ettore Donadeo from Caplan Wine Academy (Tokyo, Japan)

    Meet Ettore Donadeo, instructor at Caplan Wine Academy in Tokyo, first wine school to launch the Italian Wine Scholar in Japan!

    Their first IWS session is scheduled to begin April 16th, more information and registration HERE.


    Ettore, could you give us a bit of background on your personal and/or professional history in wine and how you got to Japan?

    I arrived in Japan in 2008 after having graduated in Japanese language in Venice. First I worked as a software programmer, learning everything from scratch, but then I discovered my "true calling". In 2012 I went for some months in New Zealand where I got WSET Level 2 and Level 3, then back to Japan I started working in the industry. In 2017 I got the WSET Diploma and started working as a wine teacher at Caplan Wine Academy in Tokyo. Finally in 2019 I passed the IWS exam with High-est Honors!


    2018 Wine Scholar Guild Awards

    The Wine Scholar Guild takes great pride in its high-caliber program provider network. Our instructors are consummate and extraordinarily educated wine professionals. They stand out among their peers.
    Each year, we honor the best of the best in recognition of their stellar accomplishments as teachers and program providers. The Wine Scholar Guild is pleased to reward the best Instructors and Program Providers with WSG Awards for each category: French Wine Scholar™ and Italian Wine Scholar™.

    Cru Consultancy
    (Vancouver, Canada)

    Tanya Morning Star Darling
    (Seattle, WA)

    (Hong Kong)

    Jimmy Smith
    (London, UK)

    Andrew Jefford joins the Wine Scholar Guild as Academic Advisor

    The Wine Scholar Guild is starting 2019 with a bang. Andrew Jefford, award winning author and columnist for Decanter, has joined the WSG education team as Academic Advisor.

    This marks an exciting new chapter in the Guild’s evolution and growth. Julien Camus, WSG President, comments, “We are thrilled to have Andrew come on board and are looking forward to his contribution towards our goal of becoming the preeminent provider of specialized wine study programs.” 


    #WineScholar Instagram Contest

    Where is your wine journey taking you?

    Diving into your study materials, tasting a memorable wine, enjoying an exquisite meal, attending a tasting or touring wine country?

    Put your Wine Scholar Tag on the picture and share your experience on Instagram with #WineScholar hashtag!


    INTERVIEW: Paul Miles, Executive Director at IWEG, a WSG provider in Toronto

    Meet Paul Miles, educator at IWEG in Toronto, Canada. 

    School: IWEG
    Educator: Paul Miles
    Location: Toronto

    Paul Miles has worked in both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry for over twenty years, specializing in brand strategy, channel and trade marketing, strategic account and distributor management, as well as business development. He is a graduate of Bristol University in England and has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School in Scotland. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France. In 2014 he completed the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits (Pass with Merit).

    What made you decide to move into wine and, more specifically wine education?

    Wine has always been an integral part of my life. I was born into a British family in the wine industry in the island of Madeira, Portugal...

    Page 2 of 8

    Sign up to receive our latest updates