Wine Scholar Guild Courses offer in-depth and comprehensive training in the wines of France, Italy and Spain. These internationally recognized qualifications offer wine professionals and serious students of wine training in the grape varieties, regional factors, winemaking practices, traditions and regulations that define the wines in these important wine-producing countries.
After students complete one of these courses and successfully pass the certification exam, they receive the corresponding Diploma, lapel pin and permission to use the post-nominal FWS (French Wine Scholar), SWS (Spanish Wine Scholar) or IWS (Italian Wine Scholar).
Who are these programs for?: These rigorous training programs are ideal for serious students of wine with a solid foundation in basic wine knowledge. Students will need to allocate time outside of class for reading and review in order to be successful in these programs.