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. 

Missed Heroic Viticulture Webinar? Tanya will be delivering this same webinar live for Wine Scholar Guild Members on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Missed The Mystery of the Climats of Bourgogne webinar? Tanya will be delivering this same webinar live for Wine Scholar Guild Members on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

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

Wine Scholar Certification Courses
French Wine Scholar
Mon, Sep 14
Cépaé Tasting Room
Sep 14, 6:00 PM – Dec 14, 9:00 PM
Cépaé Tasting Room, 258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
Join us at Cepae Monday evenings Fall 2020 to learn about the wines of France! The restaurant is not currently open to the public for dining, so we have a low traffic classroom, with extensive safety protocols. Each student will be seated at least 6 feet apart.
Italian Wine Scholar - Unit I
Mon, Jan 11
Jan 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – Mar 15, 2021, 9:00 PM
Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA
Join us on Mondays this winter to learn about Italian wines!
Spanish Wine Scholar Certification Program
Sun, Jan 17
Jan 17, 2021, 4:00 PM – Mar 14, 2021, 7:00 PM
Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA
Cellar Muse is looking for a new, dedicated home! Location for this course is TBD but will be in Sodo or Georgetown, Seattle.
Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2
Mon, Apr 19
Apr 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – May 31, 2021, 9:00 PM
Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA
Cellar Muse is looking for a new dedicated school location, TBD in SoDo or Georgetown, Seattle

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. 

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 Fall 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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