Education Options from Italian Wine Central

Level 1: Discovering Italian Wine

The introductory-level Discovering Italian Wine course is available online worldwide on demand. Register for the course now and begin right away.

IWC Level 1: Discovering Italian Wine Online Course and Exam     $195

Italian Wine Central is pleased to offer Discovering Italian Wine as an online course in partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy. The online package includes:

  • Three weeks of access to the online study program, featuring seven easy-to-follow, interactive units presenting the fundamentals of Italian wine: grape varieties, wine styles, pronunciation, and more, plus exercises and quizzes
  • One sitting of the online Level 1 exam by appointment

Online courses begin immediately upon registration. For further details, click here.

Group discounts are available. Contact the Napa Valley Wine Academy for details.

Click here to register and begin


Level 2: Italian Wine Professional

IWP Online Course and Exam     $795

Italian Wine Central is pleased to offer the Italian Wine Professional course as an online program in partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy. Students individually work through the course online at home or in their workplace over a two-month period, while at the same time interacting with instructors and other students who are also progressing toward the exam together as a cohort. Students as a group discuss issues in a dedicated online forum and have access to live and recorded webinars that support the course material. The online package includes:

  • Two months of access to the full online study program, featuring eight content-rich units focused on market-relevant aspects of Italian wine: DOP/IGPs, grape varieties, culture, language, and food & wine, plus extensive workbook exercises and quizzes
  • Live and recorded webinars by renowned industry experts
  • Instructor interaction in the student forum
  • A copy of Into Italian Wine, the course book for the IWP program
  • One sitting of the online IWP exam by appointment

Online courses begin monthly. The next cohorts begin:

For dates and further details, click here.

Group discounts are available. Contact the Napa Valley Wine Academy for details.

Click here to register for the next online IWP course and exam


Into Italian Wine: The Italian Wine Professional Certification Course     $65

Into Italian Wine front coverNow in its second edition, this 210-page book is the hard-copy version of the Italian Wine Professional course, featuring:

  • Eight unit-chapters that follow the content presented in the live and online IWP courses
  • Workbook exercises
  • Dozens of full-color images and custom-made maps
  • Additional reference materials in the back that make the book useful as a professional resource and backup for the Italian Wine Central website

As a continuously updated print-on-demand book, this is the most up-to-date resource about Italian wine available for sale anywhere. For more information, click here.

Discounts are available for quantity purchases. Contact the Napa Valley Wine Academy for details.

Click here to purchase Into Italian Wine


IWP Exam Only     $495

Includes:

  • One sitting of the online IWP exam
This applies to initial exams only; for retakes, see below instead. Group discounts are available. Contact the Napa Valley Wine Academy for details.

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The following options are available only to students enrolled in an IWP program.


Customized IWP Instructor-Led Webinars            Varies

Customized tasting sessions and webinar review exercises based on individual or corporate needs. Please contact [email protected] for details and pricing.


IWP Exam Retake            $295

An additional sitting of the online IWP exam, whether to achieve a passing score or to improve one’s score to the Honors level in order to qualify to apply for IWP Instructor status. Retakes can be taken no less than 3 months and no more than 12 months from the previous exam sitting. Maximum of two retakes.

Click here to pay the IWP exam retake fee