The Spanish Wine Scholar™ education program is a Spanish wine course designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study program on Spanish wine bar none. It has been created by Spanish wine specialist Rick Fisher the Spanish Wine Scholar Education Director.
The Spanish Wine Scholar™ study program mirrors the unparalleled level of depth, accuracy, detail and academic rigor offered by the acclaimed French and Italian Wine Scholar™ programmes.
Individuals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam earn the Spanish Wine Scholar title and the SWS post-nominal which may be incorporated into a professional signature (e.g. John Smith, SWS).
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER STUDYING THE SPANISH WINE SCHOLAR (SWS) COURSE?
- SWS is designed to test for proficiency in ALL the wines and wine regions of Spain.
- SWS is ideal for those currently studying or completed WSET Level 3 and Level 4 as an perfect supplement
- SWS is also ideal for those who hold an enthusiastic interest for the Spanish wine industry
No previous experience of Wine Tasting is necessary to register on this course.
The Spanish Wine Scholar curriculum is comprised of four x 5 hour sessions and then a final exam session on the 5th consecutive Saturday or Sunday. All students receive a comprehensive study book as well as access to the fantastic interactive E-Learning Modules, and an average of 16-18 wines will be tasted per class with some matching with typical regional foods.
Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines from key Spain regions
Regional Food and Wine Matching: An informal guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine
Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve key Spanish wines
Grape Varieties: Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from ALL the Spanish grape varieties
Regions: Full immersion in ALL the Spanish wine regions including: Green Spain, the Duero River Valley, La Rioja, the Ebro River Valley, Cataluna, Central Mediterranean Coasts, the Meseta, Andalucia & the Islands.
Number of Wines Tasted: 70+ wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials: Students will receive the Spanish Wine Scholar Study Manual, a comprehensive guide to ALL Spanish wine
Additional Materials: Students will have access to a complete E-Learning Package including multimedia modules with webinars on regional wine styles, review quizzes, forums, downloadable maps & etc.
Duration of course: 5 consecutive weekend sessions (the final day is for the examination)
Examination: 100 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes. A mark of 75% required to pass.
Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.