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Education Options from Italian Wine Central


Introductory course for learning key Italian red and white grape varieties and red, white, pink, sparkling, and dessert wines. Getting to know Italian wine denominations. Includes tasting resources for beginners.

Advanced-intermediate course focused on mastering all the classic, commercially significant, and up-and-coming Italian wines with a presence outside Italy today. Preparatory course for pursuing the IWP certification.

Combination of the DIW and Exploring Italian Wine courses providing a strong educational curriculum to learn about Italian wine quickly with great retention for future studies and enjoyment.
Newcomers to Italian wine who have a familiarity with wine in general
Trade professionals in retail, restaurants, distribution, sales
Students of:
Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) program between the introductory and certified levels
Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) program between Levels II and III
Society of Wine Educators (SWE) program before attempting the CSW
Anyone working on advanced wine studies
Those with an interest in Italian wine who seek to broaden their scope
Trade professionals, esp. those evaluating or competing against Italian wines
Wine writers, educators, and avid connoisseurs
Students/graduates of:
CMS program between certified and advanced levels
WSET program after Level II or III
SWE program before attempting the CSW
Enthusiasts or professionals who would like to prime their Italian wine studies with an introductory or refresher course before delving deeper with the intermediate-advanced course
Students new to Italian wine whose goal is to one day become an Italian wine specialist
Those who wish to take the two back to back, with the ability to refer to DIW for reminders while pushing ahead, multiplying the learning value of either course alone
Approx. hours to complete: 8
Course access for 3 months
Optional final exam can be taken
anytime during course access
Approx. hours to complete: 32–48
Course access for 6 months
Optional final exam can be taken
anytime during course access
Approx. hours to complete: 40–56
Course access for 6 months
Optional final exam can be taken
anytime during course access
One sitting of the online exam, with a certificate of completion if the exam is successfully passed One sitting of the online exam, with a certificate of completion if the exam is successfully passed (note: IWP certification requires passing a separate exam) One sitting of the online exam for each course, with a certificate of completion if the exams are successfully passed (note: IWP certification requires passing a separate exam)
$95 $395 $445

Wine industry credential for individuals with an advanced level of knowledge about Italian wine. Includes designation as an IWP, printed certificate, listing in IWC's Directory of IWPs, Authorization to use the IWP logo on wine-related materials.

The best possible preparation for attempting the Italian Wine Professional certification. It was created using the same learning objectives that are evaluated in the IWP exam. This bundle combines the Exploring course with a sitting of the IWP exam at an attractive price.

A text complement to the online Exploring Italian Wine course or for self-study for anyone pursuing the IWP certification. The book is not required for the courses or IWP exam, but students often like having a book available for taking notes or to consult after their course.
Wine students and professionals who feel confident enough in their Italian wine knowledge to pass the IWP exam without taking the Exploring Italian Wine course. Wine students and professionals who seek to have more confidence in their practical knowledge of Italian wines and to become certified by Italian Wine Central as an Italian Wine Professional (IWP) for career advancement or their own achievement. Into Italian Wine is the printed course complement for all current students in any IWC courses.
Anyone who is simply interested in learning about wine will enjoy the vivid images, language lessons, and cuisine sections in every chapter.
One sitting of the exam by appointment within a 4-month window from registration. Plus access to an online practice exam. Approx. hours to complete: 32–48
Course access for 6 months
Final exam can be taken anytime during course access
Students who already have a good command of Italian wine, and who wish to sit the IWP exam without taking an online course, find this book an affordable option.
$59
Those who pass the IWP exam will earn the designation of Italian Wine Professional. Those who pass the IWP exam will earn the designation of Italian Wine Professional. Into Italian Wine is also available as a course add-on for students currently enrolled in Exploring Italian Wine.
$395

$595
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