Advanced Level Course

Spanish

Wine Scholar


Advanced Level Course

Spanish

Wine Scholar



Why Study Spain?

There is no other study and certification program in the world that covers Spain with such breadth and depth. The material is comprehensive and updated every year. This study program covers viticultural and winemaking practices, grape varieties, topography, climate, soils, history and wine laws for all Spanish wine regions.This core body of knowledge is important whether an individual sells wine, buys wine or teaches about wine.

  • Spain has more land under vine than any other country and ranks third in production (behind Italy and France).
  •  Indigenous Spanish grapes such as Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell, Verdejo and Albariño have become increasingly popular on the world wine stage.
  •  Spain has been making wine for 3,000 years; as a classic wine region that is commercially significant today, it merits study.

Why Study Spain?

 

There is no other study and certification program in the world that covers Spain with such breadth and depth. The material is comprehensive and updated every year. This study program covers viticultural and winemaking practices, grape varieties, topography, climate, soils, history and wine laws for all Spanish wine regions.This core body of knowledge is important whether an individual sells wine, buys wine or teaches about wine.

  • Spain has more land under vine than any other country and ranks third in production (behind Italy and France).
  •  Indigenous Spanish grapes such as Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell, Verdejo and Albariño have become increasingly popular on the world wine stage.
  •  Spain has been making wine for 3,000 years; as a classic wine region that is commercially significant today, it merits study.
Spanish Wine Scholar

Set yourself apart

Specialize in wines of Spain


The Spanish Wine Scholar program presents each Spanish wine region as an integrated whole by explaining the impact of history, the signifi-cance of geological events, the importance of topographical markers and the influence of climatic factors on the wine in the glass. No topic is discussed in isolation in order to give students a working knowledge of the material at hand. Regions covered include:

  • All Spanish regions are covered including Green Spain, Duero River Valley,  La Rioja, Ebro River Valley, Cataluna, The Levante, The Meseta, Andalucia, and The Islands.

  • Classroom experience includes  20 hours of instruction with tutored tastings of wines from the regions

  • Course includes a 315-page, full-color SWS Study Manual & SWS exam registration.

  • Access to the full e-learning program with full audio narration, review quizzes for self-evaluation, hundreds of flashcards, pronunciation exercises, Instructor Q&A forum for personal assistance, student forum for community interaction  downloadable maps.

Sneak preview of the study manual


Here's a sneak peak of what to expect in the materials in regards to level of detail, layout and presentation. 

Spanish Wine Scholar

Live in=person classes.

Class schedule Wednesdays, 6-10pm

 

July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11 (exam)

 

 

 

$1080 fee includes exam, books, wines in class, and instruction.

Group Rates Available for $900pp for 4+ people. Please email lindsay@winesmarties.com for discount code.

 

*Disclaimer: Due to Covid shutdowns it is possible these dates may change

 

Image downloaded from DOCa Rioja website

San Francisco Wine School has been a provider of WSG’s French Wine Scholar Program since 2011, we were one of the first in the world to offer their Italian Wine Scholar in 2017 and are eager to do the same with Spanish Wine Scholar in 2019.The book, slides, exam, online and supporting materials are all first rate.”

David Glancy MS, CWE, CSS, FWS, Founder & Chief Education Officer
of San Francisco Wine School


A comprehensive and fascinating course on Spanish wines, covering so much more than the well-known wines of Rioja, cava and sherry. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about each of the regions, their wines and the historical and geographical factors that shaped them. I feel so much more confident and adventurous when faced with an array of Spanish wines in a restaurant or wine store.

Kate Hall​


The Spanish Wine Scholar Program is wonderfully comprehensive and a thorough class on Spain. There’s a ton of knowledge packed into 300 pages, having the online modules really solidified the key points in the text book. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to sharpen their knowledge in Spanish wines!

Gretchen Thomas, VP of Food & Beverage Innovations,
Barcelona Wine Bar



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