About Wine Scholar Guild

Provider of specialized certification programs on the wines of France, Italy, and Spain

Wine Scholar Guild is the leading provider of specialized certification programs on the wines of France, Italy and Spain with a school network spanning more than 30 countries on 5 continents.
We are a pioneer in online wine education; our distance-learning platform includes hundreds of educational webinars, interactive e-learning modules, online flashcards, pronunciation exercises, and learning games.
Our community of wine professionals and committed students of wine learn from the most respected names in the industry and participate in some of the most exciting and intellectually stimulating wine study immersion trips on the market.
Our entire organization is fully committed to our students and to their success. We help achievers achieve. 


Our Members and Students:

Our members and students range from wine industry professionals to advanced students of wine; they hail from all over the globe. Yet, as diverse as they are, all have a passion for French, Italian, and Spanish wines and are committed to serious wine study.

Our Study Programs:

Our Wine Scholar™ Study and Certification programs offer students of wine the opportunity to specialize in the wine country of their choice. These advanced wine education program provide current, accurate and in-depth information on the wines of France, Italy, and Spain.

They are designed for advanced students of wine whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. Individuals who follow these in-depth programs and pass the exam earn the French, Italian or Spanish Wine Scholar title and corresponding post-nominal, which may be incorporated into a professional signature (e.g. John Smith, FWS).

Distance Learning:

Our interactive, state-of-the-art online wine study programs allow students from around the globe to follow our programs from the comfort of their home or office, in a format that suits their schedule and pace.

Our School Network:

Our international network of Approved Program Providers offers our wine study and certification programs in a classroom format in over 30 countries on 5 continents. Our wine instructors include internationally recognized experts in their fields including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, and wine writers.

Membership Benefits:

WSG Membership provides wine professionals and advanced wine students with a wealth of resources and benefits to help them expand their wine knowledge, dig deeper into the diverse world of wines and continue on their wine learning journey alongside the world’s leading wine experts.


  • Empowerment

Knowledge is power. We provide specialized wine education that furthers your professional and personal development.

  • Excellence

Excellence is an attitude. Our study programs allow you to distinguish yourself and achieve your full potential.

  • Authenticity

Roots run deep. We believe in true wines of place crafted by artisans with deep respect for Mother Nature and future generations.

  • Diversity

Diversity is the spice of life. Whether in regards to people, wines, grape varieties or practices, plurality should be defended and celebrated.

  • Community

Together we go further. We foster an inclusive and dynamic global community of enthusiasts and professionals eager to share their passion for wine.

  • Innovation

Progress means change. We scrutinize the status quo to encourage active learning, critical thinking, and to deepen our impact on the future of wine.

  • Support

We are student-centric. Our team is accessible and committed to providing you with all the assistance and resources you need to achieve success.


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