Italian Wine Scholar

Wineserver is the official educator of the Italian Wine Scholar diploma in Finland. Italy is one of the most important wine countries in the world, with different regions having their own traditions, culture, wine styles and local grape varieties. The Italian wine course also includes information on the growing environment, history and production of wines. To ease the study burden, the Italian wine diploma is divided into two parts. Those who pass both parts receive a pin, a diploma and the title of Italian Wine Scholar (IWS).

Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1

Unit 1 covers the wine regions of northern Italy: Valle d’Aosta, Piemonte, Liguria, Lombardia, Emilia-Romanga, Trentino, Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Course days:

Foundation, Piemonte

Liguria, Lombardia, Emilia-Romanga

Trentino, Alto Adige, Valle d’Aosta

Veneto, Friuli


Lessons start at 17:30 and finish around 20-21. Venue is Classic Wine Cellars, Eteläesplanadi 20, 00100 Helsinki. Changes to timetables are possible.

Passes to the educational material on the Wine Scholar Guild website are valid for one year. The main focus of the school days is on wine tasting and analysis. The course book and exam are in English. The course concludes with a 100-question multiple-choice exam lasting one hour. Those who pass the exam for both units will receive a pin, a diploma and the title of Italian Wine Scholar (IWS).

IWS Unit 1 price: 850 €

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Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2

Course covers the regions of central and southern Italy: Toscana, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio, Campania, Basilicata, Molise, Puglia, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna.

Course days:

Toscana and Umbria

Marche, Abbruzzo, Molise, Lazio

Campania, Basilicata, Puglia

Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna


IWS Unit 2 Price: 850 €

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