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JUN 2, 9, 16, 23 EXAM: JULY 7

  • Starts Jun 2
  • 35,000 Thai baht
  • Wine & Spirit IQ

Available spots

Service Description

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 Spanish 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 HOST Mr Jordán Cortés Alvarez TEACHING LANGUAGE English

Upcoming Sessions

Terms and Conditions

To attend any course, you must be over 20 years old. Only a completed booking form with student declaration will be accepted. Bookings are not secured until payment is received. All courses must be paid for in advance. Courses are subject to a minimum of 10 candidates. If, on reaching the booking deadline, there is an insufficient number of candidates, the course will be cancelled, and full refund will be arranged for candidates who have already paid minus the costs of materials already supplied. CANCELLATION & REFUNDS By Wine & Spirit IQ: In the rare case of unavoidable reason a host-educator is unable to teach, and a replacement cannot be made, a session may be cancelled and rescheduled. Wine and Spirit IQ will make every effort to reschedule the session to a date that is most suitable for most candidates. No refund, however, will be made to any candidate who is unable to attend the rescheduled session for whatever reason. By Candidate: Bookings are refundable up to 21 working days prior to the course starting date. All refund requests must be made by email. A fee of 1,500 THB plus the full cost of 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 to the first day of class. TRANSFERS/DEFERRALS Transfer of a booking to an alternative course date is permissible up to 21 working days prior to the starting date – subject to availability. Requests must be received by email. Transfer will incur a fee of 1,500 THB. Transferred bookings are not eligible for refunds. EXAMINATION Exam dates are fixed to the course onto which you have booked. Any transfer to an alternative exam date will incur a fee of 1,500 THB. Exam transfer requests must be made by email and are subject to availability. Exam transfer requests made within 21 or less working days of the exam date will incur a fee of 1,500 THB plus the cost of unused exam paper: 2,500 THB. COURSE MATERIALS Except for the courses for which course materials are handed in on the first day of class, course materials might be picked up before classes start at Wine & Spirit IQ’s location (Room 902, floor 9, i-Yara building, 2/22 Chan Rd, Thung Wat Don, Sathon, Bangkok 10120) upon appointment only.

Contact Details

  • Wine & Spirit IQ, i-Yara building, Chan Road, Thung Wat Don, Sathon, Bangkok, Thailand

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