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Unit 1 -- Northern Italy

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 26, 27 and 28, 2020, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Certification Exam: Sunday, August 2, 10:00am

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2020

16 (of 16) Spaces Available

215 SE 9th Ave #204

Portland, OR

Italian Wine Scholar™ Study & Certification Program

$765 Tuition for Unit 1 / $765 Tuition for Unit 2

The Italian Wine Scholar™ education program provides committed students of wine with the most comprehensive specialization program on Italy bar none! This in-depth program was created by native Italian, Maurizio Brioggi, DipWSET, FWS with the support of the Italian wine DOC/G consortia.

The Italian Wine Scholar™ program offers an unparalleled level of depth, accuracy, detail and academic rigor for the serious wine student. The course covers Italian wine law, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends and economics as well as the regulations, wine styles and specificities of Italy's DOCs and DOCGs.

Registration is inclusive of all fees including the full-color Italian Wine Scholar study manual, 1-year access to the online study program, exam registration and all tasting fees. 

Who is this program for?: This high level certification course is ideal for students with a solid foundation in basic wine knowledge and/or previous wine training. Students will need to allocate time outside of class for reading and review in order to be successful in this rigorous course. 

About the exam: The exam for each unit consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. Candidates need a composite score of 75% to receive the IWS credential. Students with a composite score of 85-90% pass with honors. Candidates with a composite score of 91-100% pass with highest honors.

About the instructors: This course is co-taught by Mimi Martin and Tanya Morning Star Darling. Mimi Martin, DipWSET, CWE, FWS, IWS is director of The Wine & Spirit Archive. Tanya Morning Star Darling, CWE, FWS, IWS is a faculty member at South Seattle College's Northwest Wine Academy and is owner and educator of the Seattle-based wine school Cellar Muse.

Unit 2 -- Central and Southern Italy

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 10, 11 and 12, 2020, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Certification Exam: Saturday, February 29, 1:00pm

Registration deadline: December 15, 2019

SOLD OUT (Wait list available).

215 SE 9th Ave #204

Portland, OR