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    Online Learning

    Online Learning

    Earn the Spanish Wine Scholar™ (SWS) post-nominal online via the independent study format or enroll in the 10-week instructor-led format with 10 live review webinars.

    The Spanish Wine Scholar™ distance-learning format includes:


        • A suggested schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
        • Live review webinars with Rick Fisher, SWS Education Director*
        • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
        • Downloadable maps of all Spanish wine regions
        • Pronunciation exercises to boosts your credibility
        • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group hosted by students enrolled in the online program

    *Instructor-led format only


    Independent study format

    On-demand, start anytime

    Price: $595


    10-week instructor-led format

    Next session starts February 15, 2022

    Price: $790




    Click here to see the difference between instructor-led vs independent study format.

    Recognizing the exceptional depth and accuracy of the program, Wines from Spain (ICEX - Spain's Trade & Investment Government Agency) has endorsed the program.

    Student Testimonials:

    • Shu Jian Lim
      on Aug 18, 2022
    • Graham Walter SWS
      on Jul 2, 2022
      "The SWS program had everything I was looking for. The content, structure, and practical approach were all fantastic and it was presented in an easy to understand and logical way. Outside of the world of wine, I am a practicing physician with a schedule that made the online independent study format perfect. I would highly recommend this course to anyone with a general interest in wine or an interest in Spain in particular. Hopefully, Spanish master classes are coming to the scholar guild soon!"
    • Rusk Elatassi
      on Jun 29, 2022
      "Truly enjoyed the course . The material , overall was coherent , easy to follow and just enough information without going too in depth. The wines tasted were specific to the regions as expected . "
    • Amr Elnashai
      on Jun 10, 2022
      "The program is very well structured and provides exceptionally interesting and useful wine knowledge that would satisfy the professional and the hobbyist alike."
    • Yiu Keung Man
      on Jun 1, 2022
      "The material on the online class room and pronunciation are great and help me a lot of mastering Spanish wine."
    • Maria Jose Paez
      on May 24, 2022
      "Absolutely fantastic! Loved the way the study manual is disposed, its organization made my study considerably easy! Besides, the software reinforced and perfectly summarized all chapters. Can’t wait to enroll in the French wine course!!!!"
    • Annie Davis
      on May 23, 2022
      "I love the WSG! I just completed FWS and SWS and am extremely pleased with the quality of the learning material, from the books, to the maps, to the learning objectives, and the online modules. It's very well organized and comprehensive and I've discovered so many things about wine regions that I didn't learn in other certification courses. Great job - super excited to be moving on to IWS next! "
    • Juan Carlos Gallegos
      on May 23, 2022
      "Spanish Wine Scholar is a comprehensive course covering all wine producing regions of Spain. Study material is precise and easy to understand. Very recommended for wine professionals as well as for wine aficionados."
    • Santiago
      on May 22, 2022
      "I liked a lot the program and I’m looking forward to study the French program."
    • Ducreux
      on May 11, 2022
      "A good and complete panorama of the Spanish wine industry"
    • Jim Harden
      on May 6, 2022
      "Coming into the SWS program I had some basic knowledge of Spanish wine from certifications with the International Sommelier Guild and Wine and Spirits Eduction Trust, but now that I have completed the program and am a SWS, I am amazed and pleased with the in-depth knowledge I have not just about Spain wine, but about the relevant history, geography, climate, and wine laws. I cannot recommend this program highly enough...Thank You!!!"
    • Ulrik Ljungberg
      on Apr 27, 2022
      "Super course and I had so much fun and learnt so much. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about Spanish wine!"
      on Apr 26, 2022
      "excellent training about Spanish wines. Very complete course to have a global vision of wines in Spain. "
    • Jessica Jeffrey
      on Apr 14, 2022
      "I thoroughly enjoyed studying the Spanish Wine Scholar via the independent learning online format. The textbook was very informative and separated into easy-to-follow chapters and sections with the 'need to know' exam content highlighted. Having studied Spanish and Italian at university and previously having completed my WSET Level 2 and 3, this was the perfect course to marry together my two passions of languages and wine studies. A pairing as good as Pulpo a la Gallega and a glass of DO Rías Baixas Albariño! "
    • on Mar 29, 2022
      "I loved it! I’ve taken the IWS, FWS, SWS, and Sherry Wine Scholar. All self directed. All the materials and information has been amazing!!!! Thank you! Hope to see more wine regions in the future. "

    Disclaimer: WSG offers wine study courses that are targeted to both beginners and those more experienced in the wine industry. While WSG has received many accolades, awards, and testimonials, WSG is not an accredited institution or school. WSG does not guarantee or warrant that any employer or school will recognize WSG wine study courses. While WSG knows that it is a well-recognized institution within the multi-national wine community, it cannot guarantee anyone success in their profession or vocation.

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