About Wine Scholar Guild

Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) is the leading provider of specialised certification programmes on the wines of France, Italy and Spain for wine professionals and seasoned amateurs. 


The Wine Scholar Guild’s distance-learning platform includes hundreds of educational webinars, interactive e-learning modules, interactive flashcards, pronunciation exercises, and learning games. 


Wine Scholar Guild now counts over 10,000 members worldwide. A true community of specialists to exchange with your peers and continue to improve your skills.

One of the WSG’s distinguishing features is its comprehensive and interactive online teaching platform for training and coaching students in English. 


WiSP has been an accredited provider of the WSG French Wine Scholar™ programme since 2015. 


Delivered at WiSP in a blended-learning format, the Wine Scholar Guild programmes allow learners to follow a course at their own pace. We also offer a unique wine-tasting experience on the in-class days of the programmes in addition to the traditional content. 

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Wine Scholar Guild certification courses require advanced wine knowledge, either a WSET® Level 2 or 3 Award in Wines, DUAD (university diploma in Tasting Aptitude) or an MC sommellerie (Wine Steward/Sommelier specialisation). These certifications are designed for industry professionals, wholesale distributors, wine merchants, product or marketing managers, sommeliers, and restaurant managers. They are also aimed at wine tourism professionals. 

Becoming a certified credential holder of WSG will enhance your professional portfolio.

An international Certification

An in-depth specialisation in wines by country.

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Technical and cultural expertise of the country.

Access to a wealth of resources and benefits for further learning even after the course.

A network of the world’s leading wine experts.

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A career booster in the world of wines.

Eligible professional funding for your WSET® qualification

All WSET® training courses fall within the framework of continuing professional education and can be financed by a skills provider or the French Employment Agency (Pôle Emploi). Do not hesitate to contact our training coordinators, who will help you with these procedures.

Training Courses tailored to Each Wine Country

French Wine Scholar™ Certification Programme

An advanced-level certified specialisation in French wines, the French Wine Scholar™ course covers all the wine regions of France: history, geography, grape varieties, viticulture, and vinification. It offers French wine enthusiasts a unique knowledge base and real sought-after professional skills in just ten weeks. In a blended learning mode, this course consists of online modules and two days of in-class training at our Bordeaux campus. 

Italian Wine Scholar™ - Prep Course

The Italian Wine Scholar™ – Prep Course is the most comprehensive training to become an Italian wine professional. This in-class workshop lasts 7.5 hours and is delivered in English. The Italian Wine Ambassador award recipient, Emiliano STRATICO, will lead this fully-immersive Italian course. 

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French Wine Scholar™

Discover the French Wine Scholar™ programme.

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Italian Wine scholar™ - Prep Course

Discover the Italian Wine Scholar™ – Prep Course programme.

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