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    Why study Italian wine with us?

    The IWS study manual has already received many words of praise by wine professionals including Nicolas Belfrage MW, Ciro Pirone, Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Craig Locascio, Paul Wagner, Peter Marks MW. 

    Maurizio Broggi, DWS and creator of the Italian Wine Scholar program, brought his academic acumen to the Wine Scholar Guild to build the IWS program.  He achieved the highest score in the world for WSET level 2 and was also one of the top scorers for Diploma level.

    Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) study programs have been taught internationally to over 10,000 of students of wine!

    WSG student evaluations have been very positive; students love learning with our innovative and multi-faceted educational tools.

    In the 10 years since its inception, the Wine Scholar Guild has become the world leader in specialization programs on the wines of France. We aim to do the same for Italy!

    Wine Scholar™ programs

    Our Wine Scholar™ study and certification courses offer students of wine the opportunity to specialize in the wines of France, Italy and Spain.

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    Regional Master-Level programs

    The Master-Level programs are wine industry-endorsed wine study programs for trade and advanced students of wine. Candidates can earn Master-Level certificates for accruing expertise in each of the wine regions of France including:

    Coming up in 2020: Piemonte Master-Level.


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    Upcoming Wine Study Tours

    • Alsace

      Jun 07 - Jun 12, 2020


    • Champagne

      Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2020


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      Sep 13 - Sep 18, 2020
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      Oct 04 - Oct 09, 2020
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      Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2020


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      Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2020


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      Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2020


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      Oct 25 - Oct 30, 2020


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      Oct 25 - Oct 30, 2020



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