The Wine Scholar Guild is an international provider of study and certification programs on the wines and wine regions of France, Italy, and Spain. Their mission is to provide outstanding educational programming for the professional development of wine industry members and committed students of wine.

Originally created as the French Wine Society, the organization quickly became the leading provider of French wine study and certification programs internationally. In order to accommodate wine industry requests for equally detailed study programs on Italy and Spain, the French Wine Society reorganized as the Wine Scholar Guild.

The Guild offers innovative and multi-faceted instruction through print, webinars, study trips, and classes with tutored tastings via a unique international program provider network. All students of wine—from wine industry professionals to serious wine hobbyists can gain in-depth, current wine knowledge and insider insights with programs from the Wine Scholar Guild (

Capital Wine School is an authorized program provider for the French Wine Scholar™, the Italian Wine Scholar™ and the Spanish Wine Scholar™ programs.

French Wine Scholar™ Classes

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The French Wine Scholar Study and Certification program provides current, accurate and in-depth information on the wines and wine regions of France.

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Italian Wine Scholar™ Classes

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The Italian Wine Scholar Study and Certification program provides up-to-date, extensive and precise information on the diverse wines and wine regions of Italy.

Event Date Price
Italian Wine Scholar Certification Program - Unit One (Northern Italy)
  • March 25, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 1, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam:
    April 8, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Spanish Wine Scholar™ Classes

The Spanish Wine Scholar program will launch in Fall 2019. Stay tuned and become one of the first to become a Spanish Wine Scholar and earn your SWS post-nominal!

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