Italian Wine Scholar

The Italian Wine Scholar education program is an Italian wine course designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study program on Italian wine bar none! The curriculum was created by native Italian, Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS with the support of the Italian wine DOC/G consortia. We will also teach this class at your location for your staff with a minimum student commitment.

Italian Wine Scholar

There are two separate study manuals and two separate exams. The Italian Wine Scholar credential/pin is based on the final composite score (Unit 1&2). Students register for each unit separately and it is recommended that students complete one unit before moving on to the next. The units can be taken in any order.

Unit 1: The Wines of Northern Italy
Unit 2: The Wines of Central & Southern Italy

Course Content

The manuals structure the study of each of Italy's 20 distinct wine regions in the following manner:

  • History, culture and traditions
  • Location and climate with their effects on viticulture and wines
  • Topography, geography and soils
  • Grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles
  • Viticulture and winemaking
  • Wine industry trends and economics
  • All DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities

Taste over 30 wines from across Italy during each unit of the program! Course includes a beautiful and detailed manual, e-learning modules, recorded videos, and online quizzes. Reach out to your instructor through the student forum or email him or her directly.

Unit 1: North

Class 1

At the 3 hour welcome meeting you'll receive your manual, get login and password access to the online program. Review the Italian Wine Scholar program itself and receive tips on how to best study and prepare for the exam. Get acquainted with your fellow students! We'll form study and tasting groups. We'll also take some time and delve into Valle D'Aosta and Liguria.

Class 2

Lombardia & Emilia-Romagna

Class 3


Self Study Week

Continue to review what we've learned so far, it's a lot! Read ahead so you'll be prepared so study the manual, study the e-learning modules, watch the videos, and test your knowledge via the online quizzes.

Class 4

Trentino & Alto Adige

Class 5


Class 6

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Class 7

Review session via Google Meet or live.

Exam on May 20th

IWS is a great resource and supplement for students of wine moving toward advanced general wine study programs such as WSET Diploma, Master of Wine program, Court of Masters Advanced Sommelier (and up) or Certified Wine Educator.

NOTE: YOU CAN TAKE THE UNITS IN ANY ORDER. For instance Unit 1 is not a requirement for Unit 2.

Classes are held on MONDAY nights at 6pm at Intelligent Office, 1499 W 120th Ave, #110 Westminster CO 80234.

Price: $ 790.00


Zoom Class - No Tasting Sessions $570