Italian Wine Scholar Prep


Italian Wine Scholar Prep introduces you to 39 of the most well-known appellations. Thirty two primary appellations are covered in significant detail, with seven "Detour" appellations included to round out the curriculum. Grape varieties, wine profiles and labelling terms are all explored. Each wine is presented within a regional and cultural context. Local landmarks and traditional cuisines are also highlighted.

By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Identify the location of the profiled appellations on a map of Italy
- Describe the style of each of the wines covered in the session
- Recall the main grape varieties associated with each wine covered in the session
- Understand how key environmental factors have influenced the style of the wines
- Recall vinification and aging techniques that contribute to the style of the wines
- Understand the meaning of key labelling terms

  • All you need to enter the program is a basic understanding of wine coupled with an interest in learning more.
  • It is recommended you engage in an additional 15 hours of study (approximately five hours per chapter) before sitting the exam. You are encouraged to expand your studying techniques beyond that of simply re-reading the course book. In order to assimilate knowledge and facilitate deeper understanding of key concepts you are encouraged to explain key concepts to others, filling in blank maps, flashcards and of course tasting! Enrolment in this engaging and informative course includes an exam sit. The exam is comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions, passing score is 60%. Passing students will be awarded the IWS Prep Certificate.

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Dates to be advised

Class Times
3 days x 3 hours
Student Visa (500)

Current VISA holders eligible



$615.00 GST inc

Dates coming soon

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