Italian Wine Scholar Programs
Master the Wines of Italy
Italy is the #1 wine exporting and producing country in the world; a force in the wine world that is hard to ignore. The country's vast cultural background, heritage & history translates in wines with huge complexity, incredible variety and unique peculiarities.
The Italian Wine Scholar™ & Italian Wine Scholar Prep programs are designed to provide committed students of wine with all the tools necessary to successfully master the wines of Italy.
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Italian Wine Scholar Essentials-Amsterdam
IWS Essentials: Your Gateway to Unlocking the World of Italian Wine! This course offers a comprehensive introduction to Italy's native grape varieties, delves into its prominent wine regions, and imparts essential knowledge about Italy's most renowned wines. It serves as a vital stepping stone to the globally recognized Italian Wine Scholar certification program.
IMPORTANT: Need to change your exam date? Inform us ASAP!
Due to WSG regulations, exam rescheduled after the start of the course (OR re-sit requests) are always charged € 130,00 extra
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Deadline to register: December 23rd, 2023
Your Passion for Italian Wine with Certification
Italian Wine Scholar (Part 1 & 2) -Amsterdam
Unveil the Enigma of Italy's Iconic Wine Regions: From the enchanting hills of Tuscany to the sun-kissed vineyards of Sicily, embark on a journey through the awe-inspiring landscapes that have nurtured some of the world's most exquisite wines.
Explore the Rich Legacy of Italian Winemaking: This all-encompassing course offers a profound understanding of Italian wine production, grape varieties, viticulture, and the intricacies of the wine business. The course is structured into two units*.
You can opt to complete Unit 1 independently of Unit 2, and vice versa.
Unit 1: Wines of Northern Italy
Unit 2: Wines of Central & Southern Italy
*Please note that the pricing is applicable per unit.
IMPORTANT: Need to change your exam date?
Inform us ASAP!
Due to WSG regulations, exam rescheduled after the start of the course (OR re-sit requests) are always charged €130,00 extra
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"Wines of Central & Southern Italy":
Deadline to register: 28 February 2024
*No class on 27 March 2024
Hi, I'm Vittoria, your IWS-Prep & IWS Educator
Born and raised in Napoli, in the sunny southwest coast of Italy, Vittoria moved to Amsterdam to join Eleanor Wine, a Fine Wine Merchant.
Here, Vittoria gains strong experience in trading
fine wines around the globe and has the chance to visit incredible Chateaux & Wine estates in
Bordeaux, Toscana, Mendoza and Napa Valley.
Recognising that her true passion is wine
education, in 2017 Vittoria obtained the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and the Court of Master Sommelier – Introductory Certificates in Australia. Back in Amsterdam in 2018, Vittoria founded
the Eleanor Wine Academy, an educational department of Eleanor Wine, with the purpose of creating a community of international wine lovers that at the end of each course will get deeper knowledge about wine but also will make new friends. Since then, Vittoria is the head of the Eleanor Wine Academy.
Vittoria is also a Langhe Wines Ambassador, a Wine Consultant and since late 2022, IWS certified with highest honors. She can finally fully focus on her specialty: the wines of Italy!
An extremely interesting and interactive experience done by people who enjoy the art of wine.
I am very satisfied. I took only part to the exam but I find everything likable. I recommend this school!
The teacher has very good teaching skills. 3 hours learning about wines feel like 10 minutes.
Top Class! The course is very interesting and interactive. I recommend!
I applied from Japan, was able to take all coursework online, and when I arrived in Amsterdam was able to go straight into my exam.
Fun, and gives a new perspective on wine.
Well structured, very professional, friendly, felt like I learned a lot.
Broaden my wine knowledge and strengthen my appreciation of wine (and its origin).
Thank you for the great course!!!
Nothing to change, everything is good!
Very well organized and good material.
It was fun and interesting.
Everything has been as good as I expected, I have learned a lot! The teacher, Vittoria is great. I'm looking forward to taking next level 2.
I really enjoyed Level 2 course. Didn't expect it to be so detailed and professional, very glad I chose this school for the course.