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Italian Wine Scholar - Testimonials

We thank the following individuals, corporations and consortia for their endorsements and testimonials.

IWS testimonials

  • "I have devoured the Italian Wine Scholar manual and found it incredibly well written"
    Ciro Pirone
    Director Italian Wines at Horizon Beverage Group (Boston, MA)
  • "I am very impressed with the first edition of the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual."
    Jeannie Cho Lee MW
    First Asian Master of Wine and award-winning author, wine critic and educator. Contributing Editor for Decanter
  • "Committed students of wine will love the Italian Wine Scholar manual..."
    Peter Marks MW
    Vice President of Education at Constellation Academy of Wine
  • "I am impressed by the thoroughness of research that has gone into the Italian Wine Scholar study manual"
    Nicolas Belfrage MW
    Author of the acclaimed books on Italian wines “Barolo to Valpolicella” and “Brunello to Zibibbo”
  • "An immediate must for the trade at all levels and for any interested consumer.  Bravo!"
    Martin Sinkoff
    VP and Director of Marketing, Frederick Wildman And Sons
  • "In one word, the first edition of Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual is “Exceptional”!"
    Pam Kindel Connors
    Human Resources Business Partner Director, Glazer's Louisiana
  • "The information is comprehensive, the writing is engaging and the format is easy to follow. Congratulations!"
    Craig Locascio
    South Atlantic Director of Education and Sales Training, Breakthru Beverage Group
  • "It is tightly edited and focused, with a great collection of maps and other graphics as well.”
    Paul Wagner
    Balzac Communication & Italian Wine Marketing specialist
  • "It’s a superb resource to study and dig deep into the wines of Northern Italy"
    Gregory Doody
    President & CEO at Vineyard Brands
  • "WSG has created an impressive and comprehensive curriculum in the ever-changing and always complicated world of Italian wine"
    Alfonso Cevola
    Corporate Director for Italian Wines for Glazer’s. Author of the award-winning blog “On the Wine Trail in Italy”
  • "...an invaluable tool vital to a student’s success in learning about the world’s most diverse wine country"
    Tim Gaiser MS
    Renowned wine expert and Master Sommelier
  • "Invaluable for both the wine professional and dedicated enthusiast alike"
    Susan Hulme MW
    Wine educator and consultant, judge for Decanter’s International Wine & Spirit Competition and Italian wine expert
  • "a scholarly work that is amazingly approachable and accessible, especially considering its comprehensive, encylopedic nature"
    Len Presutti CWE
    Corporate Wine Educator at Martignetti Companies
  • "The first edition of the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual is rich in details and a great read"
    Chris So
    Founder of WINELIST.HK, a wine media, education and consultancy company in Hong Kong
  • “Italian wine is a complicated topic and your fine work cuts through what could be an overwhelming course of study
    Timothy C. Clark
    National Wine Educator at Terlato Wines

Italian Wine Scholar - Endorsements

  • "We are delighted to support this educational program dedicated to the Wines of Italy"
    Italian Trade Commission
  • "I nostri complimenti per il Vostro lavoro: eccellente"/“Our compliments for your work: excellent"
    Consorzio Vini del Trentino
  • The manual is really well-made, the information on the territory very detailed and accurately researched."
    Consorzio Vini Alto Adige - Südtirol
  • Consorzio Barbera d'Asti e Vini del Monferrato

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