French Wine Scholar
The French Wine Scholar Study and Certification program provides current, accurate, and in-depth information on the wines and wine regions of France. Developed and administered by the Wine Scholar Guild, with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, the specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals, or serious wine hobbyists. Students of wine who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal. French Wine Scholar Classes are offered by licensed program providers and delivered by an approved WSG instructors, Sheral Schowe, FWS and Kasey Dubler, FWS. The live classroom study format includes: study manual, tutored tastings, and access to the complete FWS E-Learning online package. You do not have to take the exam unless you want the post-nominal. The exam will be held on April 29, 2024.
The class will be taught in-person with wine tastings, on Mondays, beginning January 29 from 5:30-8:30pm at Fratelli Ristorante 8612 S. 1300 East, Sandy, UT. Class participants will be expected to purchase a dinner of their choosing from the menu, weekly at their own expense.
Italian Wine Scholar
The Italian Wine Scholar curriculum is an Italian wine education program designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study on Italian wine without exception. It is directed by Italian Programs Director Andrea Eby, IWS, with the support of the Italian wine DOC/G consortia. The Italian Wine Scholar Program mirrors the unparalleled level of depth, accuracy, detail, and academic rigor offered by the acclaimed French Wine Scholar program and scholars who pass the exam will earn the post-nominal of IWS. The Italian Wine Scholar study program is composed of two separate units:
IWS Unit 1: Northern Italy, will be offered as an in-person class with weekly tastings. Class will be held on Tuesdays beginning January 31, 2023, and concluding with the final exam and class on April 18, 2023, from 6- 9pm at Carmine's in Cottonwood Heights, UT. Class participants will be expected to order a dinner of their choosing from the menu at their own expense.
Cost is $995.00 which includes all tastings, instruction, manual and Online E-Study course.
Spanish Wine Scholar
The Spanish Wine Scholar education program is a Spanish wine course designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study program on Spanish wine bar none! It was created by Spanish wine specialist Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar Education Director. The Spanish Wine Scholar study program mirrors the unparalleled level of depth, accuracy, detail and academic rigor offered by the acclaimed French Wine Scholar program. Recognizing the exceptional depth and accuracy of the program, Wines from Spain (ICEX - Spain's Trade & Investment Government Agency) has endorsed the program. Individuals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam earn the Spanish Wine Scholar title and the SWS post-nominal which may be incorporated into a professional signature.
The Spanish Wine Scholar program will be taught in an in-person format with weekly presentation/tastings beginning Sept 6, 2023 from 6-9pm at Cafe Madrid in Holladay. Cost is $995.00. Class on Sept. 6, will be online, and all other classes will be in-person. Class participants will be expected to purchase a dinner of their choosing from the menu, weekly at their own expense.