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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:

    PLUS:

        • 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

    PRICING FOR THE ONLINE STUDY FORMATS:

    Independent study format

    On-demand, start anytime

    Price: $595

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    10-week instructor-led format

    Next session starts February 9, 2021

    Price: $790

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    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:

    • Tyler Worth
      on Apr 10, 2021
      "Having taken the French, Italian, and now, Spanish Wine Scholar remote self-study courses, I would highly recommend them all. If you really want to get a complete understanding of the wine regions Europe's most iconic wine regions this is the place. Enjoyable to read, easy to understand and amazingly thorough. Avid enthusiast or industry professional, you will not be disappointed. "
    • Richard Stock
      on Apr 10, 2021
      "The course was a lot more than a standard wine course it covered history/ culture / food and major sightseeing opportunities Whilst I learnt a lot about Spanish Wines I also learnt even more about Spain "
    • KWOK KAI CHUNG
      on Apr 8, 2021
      "Excellent course materials with detailed wine maps. The on-line course is interesting and comprehensive. Recommend to those like Spanish wine."
    • Michael Biggs
      on Apr 2, 2021
      "This is a great course. It covers history of Spain (particularly in relation to the wine industry), geography, climate and of course all the different wine styles throughout the Country. All of the autonomous communities, and the main DOP's are covered in detail. I would highly recommend it."
    • Nicholas Lotz
      on Apr 1, 2021
      "A great in depth look at Spanish wine for anyone looking to progress after WSET 3. "
    • Stephen Kennard
      on Mar 10, 2021
      "The WSG qualifications are excellent and I recommend them to all those interested in wine. They build on the more generalist qualifications run by other bodies and enable a more in-depth review of the key countries and specific regions. The course material is well set out and goes well beyond the syllabus enabling students to expand their knowledge even further. They really are great books to research a country's wines. The historical and political background notes also add just enough detail to put everything into context."
    • Aleksandr
      on Feb 28, 2021
      "Spanish Wine Scholar has been a true revalation for me. After 8 years in wine industry this was the first time i was really able to dive deep into Spain as wine country. SWS helped me trully understand, appreciate and strengthen my love and passion for spanish wines and culture. Certainly it is a massive beggining of my spanish journey, that i hope will last a lifetime. I totally recommend taking any of WSG programms of one's choice for anyone who is as passionate as i am in order to get some really serious and in depth knowledge on subject. Bravo WSG! And thank you! "
    • Adam Zhang
      on Feb 20, 2021
      "The content of this program is very well organized and the interactive e-learning modules is extremely helpful, one can certainly become an expert in Spanish wine once finished studying this program! "
    • Francisco Riveros
      on Feb 11, 2021
      " I loved the depth of the materials, and Rick Fisher has a way of simplifying the hardest subjects. The book is one of the most important reference books I have, and can always count on it. "
    • 0
      on Dec 15, 2020
      "The combination of text and well laid out and reinforcing on-line learning resource is excellent. "
    • Sarah Timbrook-Nugent
      on Dec 4, 2020
      "Spanish wine is such an important category at retail but not well understood; the course content includes the very latest developments in DO regulations and grounds them in an understanding of history. Well done!"
    • alexandrema
      on Oct 15, 2020
      "WSG offers me a giant window through which I am able to see the colorful wine world. "
    • Richard F. LaMountain
      on Sep 26, 2020
      "I thoroughly enjoyed the Spanish Wine Scholar course, which provided detailed information about the wines and wine regions of Spain. The instructional materials were concise, comprehensive, and fun to read. Mimi Martin and her fellow instructors at Portland's Wine and Spirit Archive knew the subject matter inside and out and purveyed it in a clear, enthusiastic, and professional manner. "
    • Catherine Oconnor
      on Aug 31, 2020
      "Great deep dive into the wine regions of Spain and the cultural aspects affecting wine styles. Rick Fisher's passion for Spanish wines jump off the pages of the book - it's like going on a wine country tour without leaving your seat."
    • Ettore Donadeo
      on Aug 31, 2020
      "It is a deep, but very well structured course, with lots of information that are usually impossible to find all in one place elsewhere. The manual has a clear writing and very beautiful maps. Each appellation is precisely broken down into percentage of wine styles, soil, authorized grapes, preferred grapes etc, making the learning easier. In fact I would like this structure to be adopted also in the manual of other programs, like the Italian Wine Scholar."

    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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