Spanish Wine Scholar
Become a Spanish Wine Scholar!
- 35,000 Thai bahtTHB 35,000
- El TAPEO 159 10 Thonglor Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, BKK
OVERVIEW The Spanish Wine Scholar™ education program is the most advanced and comprehensive certification course on the wines of Spain. The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all Spanish wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. It provides committed students of wine with an unparalleled set of study tools that are designed to maximize learning and boost knowledge retention. The program was created by Spanish wine specialist Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar™ Education Director. Wines from Spain (ICEX - Spain's Trade & Investment Government Agency) has endorsed the program in recognition of its exceptional level of depth, accuracy, detail, and academic rigor. Students who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar™ (SWS) post-nominal (e.g. John Smith, SWS). WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR? The Spanish 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 SWS program. WHY STUDY SPANISH WINES? Despite its long history of grape growing and wine production, Spain is still relatively unfamiliar to most students of wine. While most of Europe was healing after WWII, mending bridges and rebuilding, Spain was experiencing decades of isolation under the regime of General Francisco Franco. Today, Spain is an exciting and dynamic wine producing country. Many of the world’s finest red grapes are indigenous to Spain, including Tempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache), and Monastrell (Mourvèdre). Additionally, Spain is home to one of the oldest wine styles in the world: Sherry. By studying Spanish wine, the student gains a deeper appreciation for how tradition and modernity perfectly coexist and why Spain is one of the most exciting and enviable countries on the world wine stage. EXAMINATION The final examination consists of a 100 MCQ. Candidates who achieve a 75% pass will be awarded a the FWS post-nominal, a pin and certificate. Candidates who achieve a score of 85-90% will graduate with Honors Candidates who achieve a score of 91% or above will graduate with Highest Honors. YOUR HOSTS Mr Chatchai Thavonthanakul & Mr Jordán Cortés Alvarez TEACHING LANGUAGE English
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 of 10 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 up to one week to process. CANCELLATION Cancellation by Wine & Spirit IQ and Refunds: 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 and Refunds: Booking for WSET courses are refundable up to 20 working days 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 20 working days prior the first day of class. TRANSFERS/DEFFERRALS Transfer of a booking to an alternative course date is permissible up to 20 working days 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: 2,500 THB. DELIVERY OF COURSE MATERIALS Except for the WSET L1 Award in Wines and all Wine Scholar Guild Courses (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.
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