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Italian Wine Scholar Course - Unit 2

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The Italian Wine Scholar® program sets the industry standard as the most detailed and comprehensive certification program devoted entirely to the wines of Italy. It is composed of two separate units, that can be studied in any order:

The Wines of Northern Italy (Unit 1)
The Wines of Central & Southern Italy (Unit 2)

Tailored for dedicated wine enthusiasts and industry professionals, IWS is your passport to understanding the regions, myriad of indigenous grape varieties, art of winemaking, history and rich cultural traditions that make Italian wine so special.

Who is the Italian Wine Scholar® program for?

  • Passionate wine enthusiasts and aficionados, students of wine, avid travelers and life-long learners craving deeper knowledge and expertise of Italian wine styles and regions.​
  • Aspiring sommeliers seeking a leg up and competitive advantage in the industry.
  • Professionals in the hospitality sector aiming to elevate their expertise.

Completion of the program doesn’t just reward you with a certificate; it confers upon you the sought-after IWS post-nominal initials, symbolizing advanced-level proficiency and industry-wide respect.​

With the Italian Wine Scholar® program, you're not just learning; you're enriching your understanding and appreciation of Italian wine.​

What's Included in IWS Unit 2?

From a comprehensive study manual to interactive online modules, expert instruction and an engaging student community, every element is meticulously curated to foster a profound understanding and appreciation of Italian wine culture. 

  • 8 x 2 hour immersive classes with expert tuition and tutored tastings
  • IWS Unit 2 study manual 
  • Access to the IWS online study modules & review quizzes 
  • Student community
  • 100 question multiple-choice exam 
  • Italian Wine Scholar certificate and lapel pin on successful completion of both units. Add this reputed credential to your LinkedIn profile and résumé or CV.

Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 course (Southern Italy) - Tunbridge Wells

Course Dates (All Wednesday Evenings):

2nd Oct: Toscana Part 1
9th Oct: Toscana Part 2
16th Oct: Marche and Abruzzo
1 week study break
30th Oct:  Umbria, Lazio and Molise
6th Nov:  Campania
13th Nov:  Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria
20th Nov: Sardegna
27th Nov: Sicilia
4th Dec: Exam (100 multiple choice, 1 hour exam at 7pm)

Course tutor: Jonny Gibson (Kent Wine School Lead Tutor)

*Note - By way of comparison, the fee for Wine Scholar Guild's tutored IWS online course is currently $725 per unit. The online format does not include wine tasting (we will be tasting around 40 wines) or the chance to ask questions or enjoy the benefits of a live classroom setting.

Receipt available on request- simply email us after your purchase

Flexible payment options are available on request. Please get in touch to discuss. Please note full payment is required before the course start date.

How to get there

Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells
Crescent Road

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