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Italian Wine Scholar

Become an Italian Wine Scholar!

  • 90,000 Thai baht
  • Soi Ton Son

Service Description

OVERVIEW 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 program on Italy bar none! It was created by native Italian, Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS with the support of the Italian wine DOC/G consortia. The Italian Wine Scholar program also confers a post-nominal to wine professionals and enthusiasts who successfully pass the certification exams (Ex: John Smith, IWS) The Italian Wine Scholar program is composed of two separate units: Unit 1: Northern Italy 10 class meetings of 3 hours of lecture & tutored tastings hosted by an approved instructor. 60 in-class wines tasting samples The 260-page full-color Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 study manual Unit 2: Central & Southern Italy 10 class meetings of 3 hours of lecture & tutored tastings hosted by an approved instructor. 60 in-class wines tasting samples The 218-page full-color Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 study manual Registration for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 & 2 Exam 1-year access to the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 & 2 online study program for class preparation and review Candidates need a composite score of 75% to receive the IWS credential, i.e. the scores from both exams are added together and averaged for final assessment. WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR? The Italian Wine Scholar™ program is designed for both professionals and enthusiasts. It is a great resource and supplement for learners of wine moving toward the advanced wine programs from the CMS, CWE, WSET or MW. While not a pre-requisite, we recommend that candidates successfully complete at least the first level of one of these programs before enrolling the IWS program. WHY STUDY ITALIAN WINES? All learners of wine eventually discover Italy. Some use it as the starting point to begin their wine journey while others arrive in Italy after having sampled the wines of other countries. Italy's ancient people - Etruscans and Romans - played a major role in spreading viticulture and winemaking throughout Europe. Besides, Italy is the botanic birth place of thousands of grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Cortese, Aglianico, Negroamaro to name a few. Therefore, by studying Italian wine, learners dig deep to the roots of the wine culture, which is key to understand its present state and future development. YOUR HOSTS Mr Chatchai Thavonthanakul TEACHING LANGUAGE English

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Terms and Conditions

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS To attend any tutored tasting or workshop, you must be over 20 years old, the legal minimum age for the consumption of alcoholic beverage in Thailand. Only a completed booking form with student declaration will be accepted. Your booking is not secured until payment is received. All events must be paid for in advanced. Your seat will only be confirmed by email after payment has been received. WSET courses and examinations are subject to minimum numbers of fully paid candidates. If, on reaching the booking deadline, there is an insufficient number of candidates to run a WSET program, the course or program will be cancelled, and full refund will be arranged for candidates who have already paid minus the costs of WSET materials already supplied. Candidates should be aware that refunds may take six to eight weeks to process. CANCELLATION Cancellation by Wine & Spirit IQ: In the rare case of sickness or unavoidable reason a host-educator is unable to teach a lesson, and a replacement cannot be made, a session may be cancelled and rescheduled to a date and time at the discretion of Wine and Spirit IQ. Wine and Spirit IQ will make every effort to reschedule the session to a date that is most suitable for the majority of candidates. No refund, however, will be made to any student who is unable to attend the rescheduled session for whatever reason. In the case of lockdown imposed by the government due to COVID-19, in-class sessions might transition to online sessions it such measure is suitable for the majority of candidates . No refund; however, will be made to any student who is unable not attend the online sessions for whatever reason. Wine & Spirit reserve the right to change the venue of any course or event to one of equal or superior quality and within the same vicinity. Cancellation by Candidate: Booking for WSET courses are refundable up to 4 weeks prior to the course starting date. All refund requests must be made in writing or by email. An administration fee of 1,500 THB plus the full cost of WSET Study material supplied will be deducted and the remainder of the course fee refunded. No refunds are available for cancellations received within four weeks prior the first day of class. TRANSFERS Transfer of a booking to an alternative course date is permissible up to 4 weeks prior to the course starting date – subject to availability. Transfer requests must be received in writing or by email. Transfer will incur an administration fee of 1,500 THB. Transferred courses are not eligible for refunds. EXAMINATIONS Examination dates are fixed to the course onto which you have booked and any transfer to an alternative examination date will occur an administration fee of 1,500 THB. Examination date transfer requests must be made in writing by email and are subject to availability. Exam date transfer requests made within 15 or less working days of the examination date will incur an administration fee of 1,500 THB plus the cost of unused examination paper: 2,000 THB. DELIVERY OF COURSE MATERIALS Except for the WSET L1 and L2 Award in Wines, (for which course materials is handed on the day of class), your course materials will be sent to the address you have provided, once your booking has been confirmed. All study materials are delivered by a courier and someone will need to sign for the materials. It is essential that a daytime telephone number is provided on your booking form. Please note that your email address will be sent to our distribution center and courier provider to enable your materials to be tracked and ensure delivery. If you do not wish your email to be sent to these secure third parties, please contact Wine & Spirit IQ before booking to arrange another method of receiving your study materials. It is important for you to provide a complete and accurate delivery address and ensure someone is available to receive your materials. If your study materials are returned to our distribution center, having not been successful delivered; this will automatically result in an additional cost for re-delivery.

Contact Details

  • Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, Soi Ton Son, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand