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Italian Wine Scholar - Prep Course

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YOUR FOUNDATION TOWARDS MASTERING ITALIAN WINE

The Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) Prep course is designed to address the needs of the inquisitive wine enthusiast and aspiring wine professional alike. As a foundation course, IWS Prep remains accessible but is content-rich and full of cultural highlights that are as engaging as they are entertaining.

The course provides an introduction to Italy, explores its key wine regions and delivers core information on 39 of the country's need-to-know wines.

IWS Prep is your passport to understanding Italian wine. It also acts as a stepping-stone to the internationally acclaimed Italian Wine Scholar certification program.

WHY CHOOSE THE IWS PREP COURSE?
This engaging and informative course will enable you to:

  • Acquire fundamental Italian wine knowledge in just weeks
  • Refine your tasting skills
  • Master the essential grapes and appellations of Italy’s major wine regions
  • Navigate the seemingly complicated Italian wine classification system
  • Be perfectly poised to continue your studies with the prestigious Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) Certification Program

ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES?
All you need to enter the program is an interest in learning more about the wines of Italy!

WHAT ARE THE COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES?
By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Identify the location of the profiled appellations on a map of Italy
  • Describe the style of each of the wines covered in the session
  • Recall the main grape varieties associated with each wine covered in the session
  • Understand how key environmental factors have influenced the style of the wines
  • Recall vinification and aging techniques that contribute to the style of the wines
  • Decrypt the meaning of key labelling terms

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COVER?
Italy is home to over 400 DOCs and DOCGs; IWS Prep introduces you to 39 of the most well-known appellations. Thirty-two primary appellations are covered in significant detail, with seven “Detour” appellations included to round out the curriculum. Grape varieties, wine profiles and labelling terms are all explored. Each wine is presented within a regional and cultural context. Local landmarks and traditional cuisines are also highlighted.

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Live in-person classroom tuition with an expert West London Wine School tutor (a series of three 2.5 hour classes)
  • Extensive tasting (20+ wines will be tasted as part of this course)
  • A beautifully designed 125-page, landscape-format coursebook - The Wines of Italy: Glass by Glass.
  • Access to high-quality e-learning activities designed to enrich the coursebook and support different learning styles; these activities include interactive e-learning modules with additional cultural highlights and quizzes.
  • An optional exam (the exam will be hosted IN-PERSON. Please see full course schedule for more details)

 COURSE SCHEDULE:

  • Thursday 28th April 2022, 7pm - 9:30pm The wines of Northern Italy
  • Thursday 5th May 2022, 7pm - 9:30pm The wines of Central Italy
  • Thursday 12th May 2022, 7pm - 9:30pm The wines of Southern Italy
  • In-Person Optional Exam*: Thursday 19th May 2022, 7pm - 7:45pm

*WHAT ABOUT THE EXAM?
Enrollment in this engaging and informative course includes an optional exam sit. The optional exam is comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 45 minutes, passing score is 60%. Passing students will be awarded the IWS Prep Certificate. 

If you do not want to sit the course exam, please enter the PROMOTIONAL CODE 'NOEXAMIWSP' when checking out. This will remove £25 from your course fee.

How to get there

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

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