Join TAFE SA to study for your Italian Wine Scholar credential in an engaging combination of on-line self-study and interactive classroom tasting and review.
The Italian Wine Scholar study program is an Italian wine course designed and developed for members of the wine trade and serious wine consumers seeking specialisation and certification. The program is designed to test your proficiency and is one of the most advanced and specialist programs on Italian wine.
The Italian Wine Scholar program was developed and is administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild and follows the format of the acclaimed French Wine Scholar (FWS) program. The TAFE SA Wine & Spirits School is an approved provider of both of these internationally recognised courses.
Due to the sheer volume of knowledge required to master Italian wines, this course is split into two units with two separate study manuals and two separate exams. To achieve the Italian Wine Scholar credential/pin, candidates must study and successfully complete both Unit 1 and Unit 2 examinations. The Italian Wine Scholar credential is based on the final composite score. Unit 1 will be offered first, although each unit can be completed separately.
Unit 1 explores the wines of Northern Italy and Unit 2 explores the wines of Central and Southern Italy. Both units will cover:
- History, climate, topography, viticulture and winemaking;
- Wine styles of all the DOC and DOCG regions of Northern Italy and Central and Southern Italy;
- Taste a range of wines from the region.
Following the FWS certification format, students have access to an online program for 12 months, a copy of the relevant manual, registration for the Italian Wine Scholar exam, along with an introductory session plus two review workshops and tastings.
While not a prerequisite, we recommend that students have successfully completed, at a minimum, one of the following programs before enrolling in the Italian Wine Scholar program: WSET Level 2, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) or Court of Master Sommelier’s Introductory Sommelier Certificate (Level 1).
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