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Spanish Wine Scholar™ Study & Certification Program

$795 Tuition 

The Spanish Wine Scholar™ offers an advanced and comprehensive study program for dedicated wine students. This in-depth program was created by The Wine Scholar Guild and Spanish wine specialist, Rick Fisher, and is endorsed by Wines from Spain (ICEX). 


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


Registration is inclusive of all fees including the full-color Spanish 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 SWS 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 Spanish wine enthusiasts, Mimi Martin and Nicolas Quillé MW. Mimi Martin, DipWSET, CWE is director of The Wine & Spirit Archive. Nicolas Quillé MW is the Chief Winemaking and Operations Officer for the Crimson Wine Group and a member of the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine. 

Spanish Wine Scholar

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 24, 25 and 26, 2020, 10:00am to 5:30pm

Certification Exam: Saturday, May 30, 10:00am

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2020

12 (of 16) Spaces Available

215 SE 9th Ave #204

Portland, OR