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    Spanish Wine Scholar™

    Spanish Wine Scholar™ Study & Certification Program

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    THE SPANISH WINE SCHOLAR™ PROGRAM IS THE MOST ADVANCED AND COMPREHENSIVE CERTIFICATION COURSE
    ON THE WINES OF SPAIN

     

    "SWS is the only real complete study program on the wines of Spain. It not only covers all winemaking regions of Spain, but it also gives an in-depth understanding of the history and culture of this extremely exciting wine country.”
    Jonas Tofterup MW, Owner of Iberian Wine Academy in Málaga, Spain

     

    About the Spanish Wine Scholar™ program:

    The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all Spanish wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. It provides committed students of wine with an unparalleled set of study tools that are designed to maximize learning and boost knowledge retention.

    The program was created by Spanish wine specialist Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar™ Education Director.

    Wines from Spain (ICEX - Spain's Trade & Investment Government Agency) has endorsed the program in recognition of its exceptional level of depth, accuracy, detail, and academic rigor.

    The Spanish Wine Scholar study and certification program confers a post-nominal to wine professionals and enthusiasts who successfully pass the certification exam (Ex: John Smith, SWS). With a school network encompassing 30 countries on 5 continents, the SWS credential has true international recognition.

     

    STUDY OPTION 1 | ONLINE LEARNING

    STUDY WHEN YOU WANT, AT YOUR OWN PACE, AT HOME, AT THE OFFICE OR WHILE TRAVELING

    Earn the Spanish Wine Scholar™ (SWS) post-nominal via the online, independent study format or enroll in the 15-week, instructor-led online format including 10 live review webinars.

    Next 15-week, online instructor-led session starts March 2020, stay tuned!

    The Spanish Wine scholar™ online learning format includes:


    Plus:

    • A suggested schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
    • 10 live review webinars with Rick Fisher, SWS Education Director (*instructor-led format only)
    • 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

    "The SWS course is an absolute must for anyone who wishes to master vinous Spain and sits proudly in its vigour and depth alongside the FWS and IWS."
    Jimmy Smith, FWS, IWS, SWS, DipWSET, Owner & Head Tutor at West London Wine School

     

    STUDY OPTION 2 | CLASSROOM LEARNING

    AVAILABLE AROUND THE GLOBE!

    The Spanish Wine Scholar™ program is offered by WSG Approved Program Providers, now including 80 wine schools in 30 countries and 5 continents.

    Spanish Wine Scholar™ classes are offered by licensed program providers and delivered by an approved SWS instructor.  This study format includes:

    • Classroom instruction with extensive tutored tastings
    • A copy of the SWS study manual
    • Access to the SWS online study modules & quizzes for class prep & review
    • In-classroom exam sit

    All SWS program providers teach from the same Wine Scholar Guild-developed presentations and are supplied with uniform teaching materials.

    • "Wines from Spain is pleased to have had the opportunity to witness and consult on the development of this much
      Alfonso Janeiro Diez
      Head of Wines From Spain in Madrid
    • "SWS is the only real complete study program on the wines of Spain. It not only covers all winemaking regions
      Jonas Tofterup, MW
      Owner of Iberian Wine Academy in Málaga, Spain
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    WSG thanks the following organizations for their support: