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Spanish Wine Scholar Course

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Course Description

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).


- 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.


Saturdays 28th September and 5th, 12th, 19th October and the exam on 26th October.

The Spanish Wine Scholar curriculum is comprised of four 5 hour sessions and a final exam on the 5th consecutive day. 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 days (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. 


Sat 28
- 2024 -
Spanish Wine Scholar Course
Radisson Blu, Leeds

Spanish Wine Scholar is the ultimate course for those in the wine trade and anyone with a passion for Spain. It is a deep dive in to the world of culture, history, regions and wines of Spain alongside the finest tasting lineup we could muster!

Sat 26
- 2024 -
SWS Exam
Radisson Blu Exams

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Radisson Blu, Leeds
Radisson Blu, The Light

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