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    Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Distance-Learning Package

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    US$595.00

    The package includes:

    The Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Study Manual, access to the Unit 1 Online Study Program, registration for the Online Exam sit for Unit 1.

    Detail of the package:

    Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Study Manual

    • A 262-page, full-color study manual on the wines of Northern Italy
    • The most current and comprehensive resource on the wines of Northern Italy
    • Manual doubles as a reference book for wine professionals

    One-year access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Online Study Program

    The Wine Scholar Guild offers an interactive professional development program that is put into a measurable, meaningful format designed for maximum retention of content and ease of use.

    Program's features and benefits:

    • Students study all the wine regions of Northern Italy online... at their own pace!
    • Study materials are available 24/7 and registration is for one full year. Access may be extended for a nominal fee should students need or want to do so.
    • Interactive e-learning modules with loads of illustrations, quizzes and learning games
    • Final review quizzes for self-evaluation on each region
    • Instructor Q&A forum for assistance as well as Student Community forums
    • Downloadable maps

    Registration for the IWS Unit 1 online exam-sit

    • The exam is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 60 minutes.
    • To become an Italian Wine Scholar and receive the IWS credential candidates need to pass the exams for Unit 1 and Unit 2 with a composite score of 75%
    • The scores from both exams are added together and averaged for final assessment.
    • Students with a composite score of 85-90.5 pass with HONORS. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with HIGHEST HONORS.
    • Online exam candidates must have a computer (tablet not compatible), a good internet connection, a webcam and a microphone with speakers for proctoring purposes.
    • Candidate has one year from registration date to take the exam. When ready, the candidate may contact 1 month in advance, WSG office manager Celine Camus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule the exam.
      Important notice: Candidates cancelling less than 10 business days prior to their scheduled exam date or not showing up the day of will incur a $99 re-scheduling fee.
    List of the comments:
    It helps to understand Italian wine in greater detail and depth.
    I found the online Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 to be an excellent program. I was able to do the reading on my own time and review the slides, videos and practice quizzes after each section. I have learned a lot about the Northern Italian wine regions which will help me in my role as a wine Sales Territory Manager. I'm looking forward to starting Unit 2 soon!
    The course offers a fantastic view of Italian wine, putting the industry in the wider context of the country's history and culture and offering a distinct representation of each of the country's fascinating regions.
    Thank you so much
    Very comprehensive program and useful supplementary materials for students like me who studies abroad and from home. The instructors and administrative staff are very fast-responsive and helpful.
    I think it is a very good program, sometimes the information can be very overwhelming. And at times I felt unsure if I was studying correctly, I think more quizzes and more learning dinamics in the platform would be great.
    The program was extremely thorough and detailed. The online programs are super helpful and really breakdown the material into manageable sections. There's a lot of excellent information in the book and I know that I will be using it as a reference source for years to come.
    Great course with superb and interesting knowledge!
    The Italian Wine Scholar program provides a comprehensive look at the wines and wine styles of Northern Italy. The native grapes, geography, topography, history and culture of each region lend a distinctive air to each wine region; I came away from the program confident in my ability to recognize, understand and appreciate the wide array of Italian wines from the varied regions of Northern Italy.
    For those who are truly interested in deep knowledge of the wines of Italy and how history, geography and culture interact to make today's Italian wines what they are, this is the class for you. No time was wasted on the mundane world of food paring and wine pouring like some programs. This comprehensive and well structured program can create an Italian wine expert out of anyone with the enthusiasm and discipline to master the material provided in this program. Highly recommended.
    This program is exactly what I wanted to expand my knowledge of everything Italian wine. The material is excellent and I love having access to all the information on the website.
    This program is exactly what I wanted to expand my knowledge of everything Italian wine. The material is excellent and I love having access to all the information on the website.
    Course was excellent - the maps were particularly useful and the best in class by some way. The difficulty is broadly similar to the WSET L4 and this course wraps sparkling and still wines together. The exam is MCQ so more about factual recall than about developing ideas but still remains a stern test. Highly recommended.
    The Italian Wine Scholar Program Unit 1 offers an in-depth learning experience of the Northern Italy wine landscape. The study material is extremely well researched, up to date and relatively easy to understand. I would recommend this program for anyone who wants to become more familiar with Italian appellations, native grapes and the history behind the complex but exciting wine industry Italy has become.
    Overall I enjoyed and learned a lot throughout my studies. I completed French Wine Scholar as well but Italy as a region was quite challenging to me. Their grape varieties except few are found nowhere. Coupled with an old and rich history this region has the most to offer than any other in the world.
    I was exposed to ancient viticulture and how Etruscans, Romans,Greeks and other old civilizations shaped the viticulture across the world.

    The online learning module is the most effective tool to learn fast.
    With a strong foundation build through this program I am sure my extensive WSET Diploma unit 3 will become easier to me.
    Great course, super comprehensive and enjoyable. Suitable for professionals and enthusiasts. Highly recommended.
    Excellent program with easy to understand format along with world-class instructor. Highly recommended.
    I loved IWS! The amount of information available to you is wonderful. For the first time as a student of wine it actually felt like I was set up to succeed by a school.
    The textbook is incredible. The material is presented in such a way that you are able to get a deep understanding of each region; From culture to history, grapes to styles. It will make a nice reference book for the future.
    The online resources offered are like that of no other school. It was incredibly helpful to have videos, slides, quizzes and forums, especially come review time.
    Our instructor is what made the class though. Sharons depth of knowledge is incredible. She’s an outstanding teacher who brings years of research and travel to her presentations. Her passion for wine, and the people that make it, is infectious.
    I can’t wait to continue my study with the WSG!
    The program is very helpful for the wine lovers who wish to learn the appropriately detail knowledge on Italian wines.
    As my last name shows I have italian origin so it was a great pleasure for me to learn about Italian wines. The material, maps, flashcards and all other informations give me a more precise knowledgment about italian wines. Amazing history and details that, for sure, will transform any wine lover person in an Italian wine lover. I really had a great time doing IWS.
    The Italian Wine Scholar course provides a comprehensive, fascinating account of Italy's wines. It covers history, geography, climate, grape varieties, winemaking techniques, wine laws, and much more. Both its printed and online materials are highly professional. I would recommend the course to anyone interested in an in-depth look at the wines of this intriguing country.
    Well thought out with clear and concise delivery. IWS provides a much broader and deeper understanding on wine-related aspects of this intricate country. An extremely insightful, challenging and rewarding course! Salute!
    Discovering the wine regions of Italy is no easy task - nor should it be. The Italian Wine Scholar does a fantastic job of supporting you through the journey of learning about these regions, in a manner that is challenging, engaging and enjoyable.
    Best possible way to learn in depth about Italy and its wines!
    It is a course that allows you to study and understand in depth the Italian regions and their wines, In addition to its history and culture.
    If you are following wine studies, the study guides and programs of the WSG are the most compressive and straight forward, they are fundamental building blocks on the stairs to the highest levels of wine education.
    looking forward to the Spanish wine course.

    is there any plan for a Germanic area course or Slavic course? those would be great, not to mention eastern mediterranean since those areas are now a hot topic and coming into world recognition.
    IWS unit 1 is a well thought out program that illustrates the different regions and grape varietals as well as some background Italian history and culture. Even though I have done WSET diploma, this course furthered my understanding and I will definitely be taking unit 2.
    Really enjoyed Unit 1. Really appreciated the maps. I thought things were clearly outlined and the information available online per unit nicely summed things up. Always nice to have quizzes to self-evaluate along the way. Would definitely take another course soon.
    Italian Wine Scholar Unit One: Northern Italy is an excellent and challenging detail-oriented course for those wishing to learn about Italy and Italian wines in more depth than what is covered in other wine programs. The Italian Wine Scholar program provides a well-rounded look at all the aspects that combine to make Italy such a special wine country: history, geography, climate, production methods, language, culture, grapes, and of course, wine.
    Rayna D Corner, Territory Manager at Quench! Wines, BC, Canada
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