French, Italian, & Spanish Wine Scholar Certifications

Wine Scholar Guild

Cellar Muse is the approved provider for the Wine Scholar Guild certification programs. Tanya provides both the French Wine Scholar, The Italian Wine Scholar, and Spanish Wine Scholar certification programs for in-class learning and testing in Washington State. Wine Scholar Guild programs are respectively the most comprehensive formal study programs available bar none. The materials are comprehensive, thoughtfully and beautifully compiled, plus they are updated every year to reflect the ever changing nature of wine law.

These programs are wonderful on their own, but also are great companions to other, broader certifications such as WSET L3, Diploma, or CMS Advanced,  for the professional  who wants to specialize, or the enthusiast who wants to deepen their intimate knowledge of their most beloved wines.

The Wine Scholar Guild is an internationally recognized certification body for advanced wine learning for French, Italian, and Spanish Wines. Upon the completion and successful passing of respective examinations, the scholar receives a diploma, and the right to add the post nominals: FWS (French Wine Scholar), or IWS (Italian Wine Scholar) to their name. 

Join Tanya via Wine Scholar Guild Member Webinars in 2020: 

April 2020 - Women in Wine History: Systematic Exclusion, and the Success of Tenacious Women


May, 2020 - Orvieto, the Magic, and Mystery of the Place and it’s Wines

Visit the Wine Scholar Guild to learn more about Wine Scholar Guild Certifications. 

Italian Wine Scholar Intensive Format

As an alternative option, Tanya co-teaches the Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) in an intensive weekend format at the Wine & Spirit Archive in Portland with Master Educator Mimi Martin. 

Wondering when will these classes be offered next? 

There are projected times when you might expect to see the classes run again. In general, each program will run at least once a year.


French Wine Scholar Fall of 2020 

Spanish Wine Scholar Spring 2020

Italian Wine Scholar - Winter 2021

Coming Soon...Foundations Levels

The wine Scholar Guild is rolling out Foundation levels for the Wine Scholar Programs beginning with the Italian Wine Scholar Foundations Level, expected Spring 2020, with the Spanish and French Foundation Levels to follow in 2021! These courses will be a great stepping stone for the Scholar Level, and wonderful option for enthusiasts looking to deepen their knowledge...coming your way soon...stay tuned!

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