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    The package includes:

    The SWS study manual, access to the SWS online course for one year and registration for the SWS online exam-sit. Does not include the one-year membership subscription.

    Detail of the package:

    Spanish Wine Scholar study manual

    • A 315-page full-color study manual on the wines of Spain
    • The most current and comprehensive resource on the wines of Spain
    • Manual doubles as a reference book for wine professionals

    One-year access to the SWS online course (e-learning modules)

    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.

    • Students study all Spanish wine regions online... at their own pace!
    • Study materials are available 24/7 and registration is for one full year
    • 16 interactive e-learning modules with loads of illustrations, videos and review quizzes for self-evaluation
    • Instructor Q&A forum for assistance as well as Student Community forums
    • Downloadable maps

    Registration for the SWS online exam-sit

    • The exam is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 60 minutes.
    • The Spanish Wine Scholar credential will be conferred to those individuals who sit the exam and achieve a score of 75 or higher.
    • 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.

    Recognizing the exceptional depth and accuracy of the program, Wines from Spain (ICEX - Spain's Trade & Investment Government Agency) has endorsed the program.

    List of the comments:
    Thoroughly edited manual & structure which facilitates people interested in Spanish wines but falling to find a door in.
    SWS is an excellent program. Not only that it does excellent presentation of viticulture, wines and grapes of Spain, but it also gives phenomenal,concise and relevant overview of Spanish history as it relates to vini-viti. Online material is also very well structured, easy to follow and very, very useful. Spanish learning game is good addition, too.
    The course was very well structured and the study material interesting, well laid out and easy to understand. Our tuition provider did a great job in making the tastings/tuition both informative and fun, and provided an excellent range of wines - both mainstream and less well-known, in order to give us a broad appreciation of the wine character of each region. My only suggestions for improvement would be the addition of multiple-choice questions for each region within the online material, and the provision of more mock exams - either from WSG directly, or by the tuition provider.
    There is no other program like the Wine Scholar Guild that dives as deeply into the countries of France, Italy, and Spain. These programs are not easy, but the knowledge gained is immediately usable and the passion you will develop for each country and their wines is permanent. The Spanish Wine Scholar program is unique and there really is nothing out there that is as thorough. You will learn about every part of Spain, their wines, and their relevant history. I went into the course knowing very little about Spain or Spanish wines, and by the time I tested I felt like I was an expert. This includes Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, which is practically a course on it's own. I can't wait to go to Spain.
    I will paraphrase what I wrote to Rick Fisher; I have enjoyed the Spanish Wine Scholar course tremendously. The way the book weaves history, geography, culture and wine is brilliant, and our classroom instructor was excellent.
    SWS is an in-depth study that is very well put together and user-friendly. It covers Spain’s vinous history, it’s geography, native varietals and winemaking practices. Challenging, yet very rewarding!
    A great program to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Spain and Spanish wines! Engaging materials and online tools made it so enjoyable to study.
    The SWS program gives you an in depth understanding of Spanish wine. From historical influences, to geographical influences, to viticulture techniques you gain in depth knowledge of what influences Spanish wine production. There's so much more to Spanish wine than Rioja and Priorat! I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and breadth of what I learned about Spanish wine. I was already a fan of Albarino and now I'm a fan of Bobal and Txakoli!
    The great joy of studying the Spanish Wine Scholar programme is that not only do you learn about whats in the bottle, but also the region's history and geography too. I now have two years worth of travelling to all new Must Visit Spanish towns!
    The Spanish Wine Scholar not only demonstrates the unbelievable wine diversity within the autonomous regions, but also the dramatic improvements to the wine industry over the last 40 years.
    Like its other country-specific wine scholar courses, the WSG's Spanish Wine Scholar program provides all the information one could possibly hope to learn relevant to the Spanish wine industry. Thoroughly researched, well-laid out, concisely and precisely written, the textbook is easy to understand, and has one of the funniest stories I've ever read in a scholarly book.
    I would highly recommend the Spanish Wine Scholar program to anyone with an interest in Spanish Wine. You will not only learn about the wine but also a great deal about the history, climate, geography and culture of Spain and its islands.
    The Wine Scholar Guild NEW Spanish Wine Scholar is excellent and recommended to anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of Spain and the historical forces that have shaped the country and the wines of Spain. All course materials, maps and online exams have made the program very comprehensive and easy to use. I took the online self-study option and am very happy with the high quality maps, videos and mini-test materials that allowed me to learn at my convenience.
    I'm delighted to have the opportunity to study Spain through this awesome programme. There were fun and intense days. I couldn't imagine how vast was the content. It is totally worth it!
    If you are a Spanish wine lover, this is the course for you. There is a lot to absorb, but it is presented in a systematic way. You will gain a much better understanding of the climate, soils, grapes, and winemaking processes in the very diverse regions of Spain.
    Spanish Wine Scholar was a really fun and interesting course. I loved that the material explained how the climate, geography, history, and economics of Spain influenced the development of what varieties got produced and how.
    The Spanish Wine Scholar program was a fantastic in-depth view into the wines of Spain. The connections between regions, history, and current practices were very insightful. I look forward to continuing my studies with the Wine Scholar Guild!
    Very useful course even for Spanish students. May be for these ones it woudn't be necessary to go so deep in geography and history and to go deeper in styles of wine and viticulture and how it is reflected in the wines both in the theoretical and practial level. But this is my subjective opinion as Spanish student. For worldwide students I think is a very well balanced course.
    Its hard to imagine you could find such a thorough, engaging and fun wine program anywhere else!
    Overall, I would highly recommend this program. Tanya the instructor made it especially great!
    Just completed this superb course. Very impressed with the Wine Scholar Guild country specific course and online content to back up the class experience. I was waiting and looking forward to the launch of the new Spanish wine program. I was also new to the West London Wine School and needed to travel from Cambridge, but it was worth it. The course was presented by Jimmy and he was outstanding in delivering with passion and enthusiasm the course content, the wonderful and extensive range of wonderful wines to taste, accompanied by different Spanish cheeses, cold meats, paella, padron peppers, etc. to match each region. I also learned a lot and was well prepared for the exam this week. I will sign up for further Wine Scholar courses, led by Jimmy at the West London Wine School, starting with France next year and then Italy. If you are interested, like or love wine you will enjoy one of Jimmy's courses. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend.
    The WSG Spanish Wines is an amazing way to learn about wine because it includes the history, geography and cultural insight, making the regions come alive. The in-depth information not only makes you want to travel but makes you long to taste the unique wines of each area.
    The well-structured study guide and the immersive online materials bring you up to speed on the diverse wine landscape of Spain.
    I want to explain some facts, ‘cause i think you should be know;
    Everything has been correct...until the day of the exam.
    The person responsible to proctored didn’t have and appropiate attitude.
    There was a technical problem at the beginning, and she got in a bad mood, and even told me that “she didn’t have all day”...anyway.
    As a student and client, i have no interest in knowing what time she had.
    The good manners should never be lost, especially if you paid your fees.
    I think remember the exam instructions said it would be corrected at the end.
    When i asked to my proctored about this topic she said that wasn’t correct.
    Honestly, this part of the program, perhaps one of the most important, hasn’t been pleasant experience for me, a shame.
    Finally, I would like to thanks for all the support received at all time, especially to Julien and Rick, thank you for sharing the Spanish wines.
    Looking forward to hear about you,
    Regards,
    Daniel
    Visiting Spain's wine country and learning about Spanish wine culture is a challenge to explore on your own. The entire country is covered with significant vineyards, varietals, and wine history. This course puts it all together nicely and in a very comprehensive format. I highly recommend this course for those who have the desire to improve their knowledge about all things Spanish wine.
    The Spanish Wine Scholar Program. was amazing. The wine regions of Spain are so vastly diverse it can overwhelming to dive in. This immersive exploration of the history and terroir of each of them really expanded my knowledge. I recommend this program to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of this country and its amazing wines.
    The Spanish Wine Scholar course has fired up my enthusiasm for Spanish wine (and food!). With a deep-dive into each region, it delivers an excellent overview, combining science, history and key information about the wine types. There is an enough detail to make the course a little challenging (in a good way) but not too much for it to be overwhelming. Because of that, I felt a real sense of achievement when I finished it.
    The WS programs provided by WSG are at the top of the class in the industry. The study manuals are well-written and informative, and backed up by excellent online presentations and study tools. Highly recommended for people wanted to gain a deeper insight into particular regions.
    First course with WSG and was waiting for Spain. Delighted with learning experience, especially outstanding course tutor, Jimmy at West London Wine school. Inspired to do France and Italy in 2020 and 2021. I think you should offer a 10% discount for returning students?
    I absolutely loved the class. I learned so much. Now I will nit pick. I do feel the test had some unfair questions: For instance there was a question which region has the most Vino de Pagos. There were only 2 Vino de Pagos that were 'need to know' and I didn't see any reference in the manual that specifically stated a region with the most Vino de Pagos. A better question would have been specifically about VP Deminio de Valdepusa for instance where there was none. Another question was which Rioja zone was the coolest. The manual really doesn't make a great distinction betwen Rioja Alta and Alavesa. The chart has average temperatures 1 degree Celsius difference between the two. The manual states both are cooler than Oriental not that one is the coolest.

    I also felt the test could have been more in depth. There were virtually no questions on sub-regions, and very little about specific aging requirements. One question was to order the aging requirements of Rioja from Generico to Gran Reserva. Honestly, this is too simple of a question in my opinion for a Spanish wine scholar exam.
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