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Italian Wine Scholar Prep

Chianti Classico Vineyard - Rancia

This course is designed to address the needs of the inquisitive wine enthusiast and aspiring wine professional alike. As a foundation course, IWS Prep remains accessible but is content-rich and full of cultural highlights that are as engaging as they are entertaining.

The course provides an introduction to Italy, explores its key wine regions and delivers core information on 39 of the country's need-to-know wines.

IWS Prep is your passport to understanding Italian wine. It also acts as a stepping-stone to the internationally acclaimed Italian Wine Scholar certification program.

This course was developed and is administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild. The Sydney Wine Academy is an approved provider of these internationally recognised courses.

All enrolled students will receive a full colour printed handbook and access to on-line study material.

What you will learn:

  • Identify the location of the profiled appellations on a map of Italy
  • Describe the style of each of the wines covered in the session
  • Recall the main grape varieties associated with each wine covered in the session
  • Understand how key environmental factors have influenced the style of the wines
  • Recall vinification and aging techniques that contribute to the style of the wines
  • Decrypt the meaning of key labelling terms

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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