Italian Wine Scholar PREP COURSE

An Introduction to Italy in 36 Wines

  • Starts 12 Jun
  • 19,000 Thai baht
  • Kimpton Maa-Lai Hotel, 6th Floor

Service Description

OVERVIEW The IWS Prep is designed to address the needs of the inquisitive wine enthusiast and aspiring wine professional alike. 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 and explores its key wine regions through tutored tasting of 36 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. The coursebook and instructors alike will guide you on a wine-focused journey through Italy, learning about legendary wines, foods, landmarks and cultural attractions as you “travel.” The program has been divided into three sections, each featuring a geographical area of Italy: the wines of Northern Italy, the wines of Central Italy and the wines of Southern Italy. Within each section, a tantalizing palette of 12 wines are showcased. WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR? • Inquisitive wine enthusiasts wanting to become more familiar with the intricacies of Italian wine • Aspiring wine professionals • Hospitality professionals new to the world of Italian wine • Anyone wishing to become more knowledgeable about Italy, and its wine and food culture WHY ENROLL THE ITALIAN WINES SCHOLAR PREP COURSE? This engaging and informative course will enable you to: • Acquire fundamental Italian wine knowledge in just weeks • Refine your tasting skills • Master the essential grapes and appellations of Italy’s major wine regions • Navigate the seemingly complicated Italian wine classification system • Be perfectly poised to continue your studies with the prestigious Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) certification program WHAT IS INCLUDED? • Classroom instruction (a series of three 2.5 hour classes + the exam • Extensive tasting of 36 wines • A beautiful 125-page, book rich with photographs & maps • Access to high-quality e-learning activities • A MCQ exam of 50 questions YOUR HOSTS Mr Chatchai Thavonthanakul, IWS course instructor & Mr Walter Giomi, Guest Speaker TEACHING LANGUAGE English

Upcoming Sessions

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. 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 request 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. COURSE MATERIAL DELIVERY CONDITIONS: For the WSG and WSET Level 3 courses, upon receipt of your booking confirmation and payment, your course materials will be dispatched to your address with notification from the courier of delivery date. It is your responsibility to organize the receipt of your study materials or provide an alternative delivery address. Should your materials be returned to the depot undelivered, after the third delivery attempt a charge will be incurred for re-delivery.

Contact Details


Wine & Spirit IQ, Soi Ton Son, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand