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 Scholar - Unit I
    Sun, Jan 17
    Lectures via zoom w/ in person tasting lab
    Jan 17, 11:00 AM – Mar 21, 2:00 PM
    Lectures via zoom w/ in person tasting lab
    Join us on Sundays this winter on Zoom to learn about Italian wines! Optional in-person tasting lab at Cepae Tasting Room before an in-person exam.
  • Spanish Wine Scholar Certification Program
    Mon, Apr 05
    Cépaé Tasting Room
    Apr 05, 6:00 PM – May 31, 9:00 PM
    Cépaé Tasting Room, 258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
  • Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2
    Sun, Apr 11
    Cépaé Tasting Room
    Apr 11, 4:00 PM – Jun 06, 7:00 PM
    Cépaé Tasting Room, 258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
  • Italian Wine Scholar Prep Course/Italian Wine Foundations - Rescheduling to Spring 2021!
    Sat, Dec 05
    Online with virtual tastings
    Dec 05, 2020, 10:00 AM – Dec 13, 2020, 12:30 PM
    Online with virtual tastings
    For Enthusiasts and Aspiring Wine Scholars

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 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!

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