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Italian Wine Scholar Bootcamp

Approved program provider for Wine Scholar Guild 

in Florence, Italy

The Italian Wine Institute is proud to be the first approved program provider in Italy for the Italian Wine Scholar certification program by the Wine Scholar Guild.

The Italian Wine Scholar is a two-part certification course with examinations at the end of each unit, designed for all advanced students of wine, whether wine professionals or serious wine enthusiasts. Students achieving a combined score of 75 or greater on Unit I, and Unit II exams will be awarded the internationally prestigious title of Italian Wine Scholar and may use the post-nominal, IWS.

The courses in each of the two units cover Italian wine law, history & geography, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends, and economics, and all DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles, and specificities. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine, or teach about wine. The IWS program allows wine professionals to set themselves apart from their peers by specializing in the wines of Italy. It’s a great resource and supplement for students of wine moving toward advanced and general wine study programs.

Please notice that the Units do not have to be taken in a specific order.

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Unit 1 Bootcamp: Northern Italy

Dates: March 11-13 2024, Exam on the morning of the 14th.

Florence, Italy

Cost: 995 euro

Max students: 9

           Regions Covered:

  • Valle d’Aosta

  • Lombardia

  • Piemonte

  • Trentino

  • Alto Adige

  • Veneto

  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Liguria

  • Emilia-Romagna

        The boot camp is inclusive of:

  • 3 intensive, full-day review classes with tastings by IWS approved instructor

  • The 260-page Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual will be shipped to you upon registration (may take a few weeks to arrive).

  • Access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 online study program which includes:

    • E-learning modules for each region

    • Self-evaluation quizzes

    • Hundreds of online flashcards

    • Pronunciation exercise

  • Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Exam (held on day 4) 

Come to Florence and study with us from Monday to Wednesday (exam Thursday morning).

Cost of complete Unit 1 program book & wines inclusive 995 euro

All tuition is in English.

Max 9 students per session

Wines in tasting depend on attendance from 8 (if only 2 pp join the course) to 30 (if 9 pp join the course).

Travel to and from Florence and accommodation not included (nearest hotel: Hotel Silla)​

​Courses are non-refundable

Deadline for signing up for March 2024: January 10, 2024.

Unit 2 Bootcamp: Central & Southern Italy

Dates: March 19-21 2024, Exam on the morning of the 22nd

Florence, Italy

Cost: 995 euro

Max students: 9 

           Regions Covered:​

  • Toscana

  • Umbria

  • Le Marche

  • Abruzzo

  • Lazio

  • Campania

  • Molise

  • Basilicata

  • Puglia

  • Calabria

  • Sicilia

  • Sardegna

        The boot camp is inclusive of:

  • 3 intensive, full-day review classes with tastings by IWS approved instructor

  • The 260-page Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 study manual will be shipped to you upon registration (may take a few weeks to arrive).

  • Access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 online study program which includes:

    • E-learning modules for each region

    • Self-evaluation quizzes

    • Hundreds of online flashcards

    • Pronunciation exercise

  • Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Exam (held on day 4) 

Come to Florence and study with us from Tuesday to Thursday (exam Friday morning).

Cost of complete Unit 1 program book & wines inclusive 995 euro

All tuition is in English

Max 9 students per session

Wines in tasting depend on attendance from 10 (if only 2 pp join the course) to 30 (if 9 pp join the course).

Travel to and from Florence and accommodation not included (nearest hotel: Hotel Silla)​

​Courses are non-refundable

Deadline for signing up for March 2024: January 15, 2024

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Need more info? Don't hesitate to reach out:

italianwineinstitute@gmail.com

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