Sun, Sep 26 | Cépaé Tasting Room

Italian Wine Foundations/ Italian Wine Scholar Prep Course

Italian Wine Foundations/ Italian Wine Scholar Prep Course

Time & Location

Sep 26, 4:00 PM PDT – Oct 10, 6:30 PM PDT
Cépaé Tasting Room, 258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA

About the Event

This course will be delivered in-person with appropriate sanitary protocols. 

Sundays 4-6:30pm:

September 26th 

October 3rd 

October 10

Exam: October 17 - 4-4:30pm (30 minutes)

*tasting of representative wines are included in every class. 

This course provides an introduction to Italy, explores its key wine regions and delivers coreinformation on 39 of the country's need-to-know wines. IWS Prep is your passport to understanding Italian wine whether your goal is to achieve the IWS, or simply to know Italian Wines more deeply. You will be guided on a  journey through Italy, learning about legendary wines, foods, landmarks and cultural attractions as you “travel.” The program has been divided into three sections, each featuring a geographical area of Italy: the wines of Northern Italy, the wines of Central Italy and the wines of Southern Italy. 

 Who is the IWS Prep program for?

Inquisitive wine enthusiasts wanting to become more familiar with the intricacies of Italian wine

Aspiring wine professionals

Hospitality professionals new to the world of Italian wine

Anyone wishing to becomemoreknowledgeable about Italy,and its wine and foodculture

Are there any pre-requisites? All you need to enter the program is a basic understanding of wine coupled with an interest inlearning more.What does the program cover? Italy is home to over 400 DOCs and DOCGs; IWS Prep introduces you to 39 of the most well-known appellations.Thirty-two primary appellations are covered in significant detail, with seven “Detour” appellations included to round out the curriculum. Grape varieties, wine profiles and labelling terms are all explored. Each wine is presented within a regional and cultural context.Local landmarks and traditional cuisines are also highlighted.


$375 registration fee includes three intensive days of live  lectures, textbook and materials.

*$75 tasting lab fee to be paid separately 

  • IWS Prep

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