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Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 (Central & Southern Italy)

Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 (Central & Southern Italy)

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Course Description

This programme was created by native Italian, Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS with the support of the Italian wine DOC/G consortia. The Italian Wine Scholar™ study program mirrors the unparalleled level of depth, accuracy, detail and academic rigor offered by the acclaimed French Wine Scholar™ program. Like the French Wine Scholar program, the Italian Wine Scholar study and certification program also confers a post-nominal to wine professionals and enthusiasts who successfully pass the certification exams (Ex: John Smith, IWS).

The Italian Wine Scholar course is composed of two separate units:

  • Unit 1: The Wines of Northern Italy
  • Unit 2: The Wines of Central & Southern Italy
  • There will be two separate study manuals and two separate exams. The Italian Wine Scholar™ credential/pin is based on the final composite score (Unit 1 & 2). This format makes it much easier to retain information and to pass the exam. Students register for each unit separately.

IMPORTANT: You do not need to attend Unit 1 before attending Unit 2 - these course units can be completed in any order.


  • IWS is designed to test for proficiency in ALL the wines and wine regions of Italy.
  • IWS is ideal for those currently studying or completed WSET Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma as an ideal supplement
  • IWS is also ideal for sommeliers, importers and distributors and for those who hold an enthusiastic interest for the Italian wine industry



    • The Italian Wine Scholar curriculum is comprised of seven x 2.5 hour classes (Total 20 Hours) usually on consecutive Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
    • The exam is sat on the eight evening
    • A minimum of 7 wines will be tasted per class


  • The course fee includes:

    • A comprehensive study manual which also serves as reference book
    • Learning objectives for each region
    • Interactive online study modules for each region (link)
    • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • Pronunciation exercises
    • Access to live and recorded review webinars with Maurizio Broggi, Education Director for Italy
    • Professional tuition by Wine Scholar Guild certified tutor
    • Examination fees
    • Internationally-recognised qualification certificate and pin for those who pass.


How to get there

The Wine Cellars, Fulham, SW6 2SG
71 Townmead Road (access via Big Yellow Storage), Fulham, London

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