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Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2: Central and Southern Italy [March 23 – April 20]

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 |  $795


Commonwealth Wine School
35 Dunster St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

5 Saturdays: March 23rd – April 20th, 2024: 10am-1pm ET

Review Session: Saturday, April 27th, 2024: 10am-1pm ET

Exam: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024: 6pm ET

The Italian Wine Scholar™ education program is the most advanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date Italian wine course available. The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all Italian wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities.

The program provides committed students of wine with an unparalleled set of study tools that are designed to maximize learning and boost knowledge retention. It was created by native Italian, Maurizio Broggi, DipWSET, FWS, CSW with the support of the Italian wine DOC/G consortia. The Italian Trade Commission (ITA) endorsed the program in recognition of its exceptional level of depth, accuracy, detail, and academic rigor.

The Italian Wine Scholar program is composed of two separate units:

    • Unit 1: Northern Italy

    • Unit 2: Central & Southern Italy

    • Note: Unit 1 & 2 can be taken in any order

The Italian Wine Scholar study and certification program confers a post-nominal to wine professionals and enthusiasts who successfully pass the certification exams (Ex: John Smith, IWS). With a school network encompassing 30 countries on 5 continents, the IWS credential has true international recognition.

Set yourself apart from your peers. Specialize in the wines of Italy!


The program includes all the necessary tools & support to fully understand the wines of Italy:

• Toscana
• Marche
• Lazio
• Umbria, Abruzzo & Molise
• Campania

• Calabria
• Puglia & Basilicata
• Sicilia
• Sardegna

Our sessions will include 15 hours of classroom instruction plus a review session and exam day, with tutored tasting taught by approved instructor, Jo-Ann Ross, DipWSET, IWS, FWS:

  • The 218-page full-color Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 study manual

  • 1-year access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 online study program for class preparation and review

  • Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Exam

In order to bring each region to life, you will also taste a total of many different wines over the course of the program.

Students register for each Unit separately. We highly recommend that students complete one Unit before moving on to the next. The Italian Wine Scholar™ credential/pin is based on the final composite score (Unit 1&2). This format makes it much easier to retain information and to pass the exams.

Cost: $795


Location: Commonwealth Wine School
Instructor: Jo-Ann Ross