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. 

Look out for FREE Webinars for Wine Scholar Guild Members with Tanya! Tanya has delivered several webinars for members who's recorded versions can be viewed on-demand on the WSG website, and has several more scheduled for this Winter and Spring! 

Check out the amazing array of free webinars for WSG members HERE


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

Wine Scholar Certification Courses

  • Italian Wine Foundations/ Italian Wine Scholar Prep Course
    Sep 26, 4:00 PM PDT – Oct 10, 6:30 PM PDT
    Cépaé Tasting Room, 258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
  • French Wine Scholar
    Mon, Sep 27
    Cépaé Tasting Room
    Sep 27, 6:00 AM PDT – Nov 29, 9:00 AM PST
    Cépaé Tasting Room, 258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
    Join us at Cepae Monday evenings Fall 2021 to learn about the wines of France!
  • Italian Wine Scholar - Unit I
    Sun, Jan 23
    Princess and The Bear Tasting Room
    Jan 23, 2022, 4:00 PM – Mar 13, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Princess and The Bear Tasting Room, 309 SOUTH CLOVERDALE STREET, SUITE A1, SEATTLE, WA 98108
    Join us on Mondays this winter at Princess and the Bear Tasting Room to learn about Italian wines!
  •  Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2
    Sun, Apr 10
    Princess and The Bear Tasting Room
    Apr 10, 2022, 4:00 PM – May 28, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Princess and The Bear Tasting Room, 309 SOUTH CLOVERDALE STREET, SUITE A1, SEATTLE, WA 98108
  • Spanish Wine Scholar Certification Program
    Apr 11, 2022, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Bellevue, 258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
    The most comprehensive, and up to date study certification program for Spanish Wine bar none! Join master educators Tanya Morning Star Darling and Alberto Martinez-Interanio for expert & inspirational in-person instruction!

Coming Soon...More

Foundations Levels



The wine Scholar Guild is rolling out Foundation levels for all of the Wine Scholar Programs beginning with the Italian Wine Scholar Foundations Level (registration open NOW) , 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!