Hidden Menu

  • Tuscany Wine Tour (May 2019)
  • Burgundy Wine Tour (June 2019 - FULL)
  • Champagne Wine Tour (June 2019 - FULL)
  • Southwest France Wine Tour (Oct 2016)
  • Rioja Wine Tour (tba)
  • Jura Wine Tour (Oct. 2017)
  • Home
  • French Wine Scholar Guild
  • Italian Wine Scholar Guild
  • Spanish Wine Scholar Guild
  • Trip Evaluation
  • Reservation Form
  • Reservation Form Special
  • My Membership
  • Webinar-Evaluation
  • Private Trips Reservation Form
  • Notify me when Flash Player bug is fixed
  • Our Recent Top Exam Scorers
  • Guest membership
  • Top Exam Scorer
  • 3-Month Guest Membership
  • Latest newsletter
  • Latest News Archive
  • Newsletter Signup
  • Program Providers
  • Application Submission Form
  • Free 6 Month Membership
  • Thank you for your submission
  • Acymailing Modify Subscription
  • Update Newsletter Profile
  • Preferences saved
  • Italian Wine Scholar - Unit 1 - Study Manual
  • IWS test page
  • Study Trips for Sommeliers
  • Master-Level Online Programs for Wine Educators
  • Membership for Wine Educators
  • Master-Level Programs for Wine Enthusiasts
  • Membership for Wine Enthusiasts
  • Loire Valley Pronuncitation Module
  • WSG Membership for Sommeliers
  • Master-Level Online Programs for Sommeliers
  • Wine Study Trips for Sommeliers
  • Wine Study Tours for Wine Educators
  • Self-Enrollment in FWS v5.2
  • Study Tours for Wine Enthusiasts
  • FWS V6 Upgrade
  • chronoform users-edit
  • Private trips
  • Cru Artisan College 2017
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Membership for wine professionals and enthusiasts
  • Private trips
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE (from previous versions)
  • Community Dashboard
  • wine study and tasting groups faq
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Italian Wine Scholar™
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 2 online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Rhône Wine Tour (June 2018)
  • Champagne Master-Level - Excerpt 1
  • Champagne Master-Level - Excerpts 2
  • Louis Roederer Scholarship for the Champagne Master-Level Program
  • Laurent Perrier Scholarship for Guild of Sommeliers Members
  • Champagne ML Preview
  • Reservation form for Bourgogne intensive
  • Tuscany (May 2019)
  • Thanks for your submission
  • Register Menu

    Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format

    Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

    No vote

    No stock

    The package includes:

    The IWS Unit 1 study manual, access to interactive e-learning modules, and review webinars for one year as well as registration for the IWS Unit 1 online exam-sit. Does not include the one-year membership subscription. 

    Next 15-week, online instructor-led session for IWS Unit 1 starting Fall 2020. Details & registration coming soon... 

    Detail of the package:


    IWS 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

    Professional instructor support with acclaimed wine educators Ciro Pirone, IWS, IWA and Italian Wine Programs Coordinator Andrea Eby

    Program's features and benefits:

    • A schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
    • 7 live review webinars recorded for on-demand replay
    • Interactive e-learning modules with loads of illustrations and full audio narration for each region
    • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group organized by students enrolled in the online program
    • Instructor Q&A forum for assistance as well as Student Community forums
    • Downloadable maps
    • Access to repeat-after-me pronunciation exercise
    • Study materials are available 24/7 and registration is for one full year

    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:
    All material is very good i think miss a general quiz with 100 questions
    I truly love the WSG courses. The only thing I might change is offering immediate exam results like the Society of Wine Educators does with the CSW. I took my exam 4 days ago and am still awaiting my results via email, and since I took it digitally online, I know the results were scored immediately.
    Very interesting and informative program with deep knowledge of Italian Wine teaching in simple, not "abstruse" language, but clear and alive.
    The most in-depth course on Italian wines. The only way to learn more is to go to Italy!
    This program is excellent!! Give me a lot of tools to understand both Italian regions and wines!!! Thanks
    I enjoyed studying for the IWS unit 1 with Awsec just as much as unit 2. The material was excellent and the tuition fun and engaging. I don’t work in the industry but for an enthusiast such as myself I think the WSG IWS is an excellent course to follow.
    The combination of history, viticulture, climate and soil of each region made the wines seem more vital and memorable. A highlight was learning about the continuation of so many unique grape varieties despite political dictates, war and climatic challenges, and provided some insight to the enduring mystique of wine.
    The Italian Wine Scholar Unit I is the third Wine Scholar Guild course that I have taken--along with the French Wine Scholar Course and the Italian Wine Scholar Unit II--and I can't wait for the launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar course.
    The courses are all beautifully comprehensive with the inclusion of the history, geography, and unique viticulture of each region. The manual and the online materials are well-presented and extensive and allow the student to be well-prepared for the post-nominal exam. I have been introduced to wines that I might never have experienced if not for these courses. I now feel confident shopping for wines, and pairing them with a variety of cuisines. I routinely enjoy a wider variety of wines than I had before I took the courses. Finally, I have a far greater appreciation for the commitment of generations of wine growers who love the land and the wines they produce.
    In the chaos that can be Italian wines, the IWS program is a great tool for the student looking to sift through the immense amount of material and get right to the important parts.
    I have always felt that Italy was my Achilles heel in the wine world, so naturally the Italian Wine Scholar program was the logical solution. Unit 1 was an excellent introduction into Northern Italy and I am excited to start Unit 2 as soon as possible.
    Italian Wine Scholar took my knowledge of Italian wines to a whole other level! The content was outlined in such a straight-forward way and factual way making it easy to get through the material. Highly recommend for any Italian wine lovers!
    The combination of Sheral Schowe’s expertise, the course materials and the wines tasted made for an amazing experience! I’d recommend this course to everyone!!
    Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 absolutely opened my eyes to the depth of the world of Italian wine. I thought I knew plenty having completed the WSET 3 Award in Wines, but that was very much just the tip of the iceberg. Now that I've dipped my toes into what the Wine Scholar Guild has to offer through its Wine Scholar programs, I can't wait to finish Unit 2, as well as French and Spanish Wine Scholar in the future.
    Clear, concise, informative, insightful and thoroughly enjoyable
    I learnt so much and had great fun during the Italian Wine Scholar course! For the 8 weeks of the programme, going to class very Monday evening was the highlight of my week, and it's made me want to do all the other wine scholar courses.
    I would recommend the course highly for those not only interested in Wine but also Italy in general, as it covers all aspects of viticulture but also history, politics, law relating to wine and geography. A very entertaining course.
    Italian Wine Scholar is another excellent course by Wine Scholar Guild. As with French Wine Scholar, IWS program is well-designed to provide learners with all the need-to-know information in concisely written study guides. The on-line learning materials of individual wine regions including the maps, flashcards, quizzes supplement and benefit the learning experience. IWS makes learning Italian wines fun and enjoyable!
    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.
    You must be registered in order to post a comment

    WSG thanks the following organizations for their support: