9, 16, 30 Oct, 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov, 4 Dec 2023 (Mondays)
*No class on 23 Oct (Double Ninth Festival)
Exam: 8 Jan 2024 at 7pm
Why Spanish Wine Scholar
The Spanish Wine Scholar program presents each Spanish wine region as an integrated whole by explaining the impact of history, the significance of geological events, the importance of topographical markers and the influence of climatic factors on the wine the glass. No topic is discussed in isolation, ensuring that students finish the course with context.
This course will include 15-16 hours of classroom instruction with tutored tasting taught by approved instructor and the following:
- The 315-page full-color Spanish Wine Scholar study manual
- 1-year access to the Spanish Wine Scholar online study program for class preparation and review
- Registration for the Spanish Wine Scholar exam
In order to bring each region to life, you will also taste a total of over 50 different wines over the course of the program.
Who Should Attend?
- Wine professionals wishing to specialize in the wines of Spain
- Aspiring wine professionals looking to enter the wine industry with serious knowledge on the wines of Spain
- Serious wine hobbyists as well as those interested in Spanish culture and lifestyle
No pre-requisites, but strongly recommend that students have completed WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) or Court of Master Sommelier’s Introductory Sommelier Certificate (Level 1).
What does the program cover?
- Fundamentals/Green Spain
- Duero River Valley
- La Rioja
- Ebro River Valley/ Central Mediterranean Coast
100 multiple-choice questions
75% passing grade
Students with a composite score of 85-90.5 pass with HONORS. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with HIGHEST HONORS.
Justin is a wine educator at MWM Wine School in Hong Kong. He founded Joy Palate Wine Academy in 2014 and was the wine educator and wine consultant for Hong Kong and Guangzhou for the academy. Justin has a wide-range of professional qualifications, including DipWSET, WSET Certified Educator, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Italian Wine Ambassador & Certified Italian Wine Educator, Wine Scholar Guild Italian & Spanish Wine Scholar (Highest Honors), Knight of Truffle and Wine of Alba, and was awarded a Runner-up at the Hong Kong International Top Tasters Competition by The Drinks Business in 2016.
Spanish Wine Scholar:
The Spanish Wine Scholar™ education program is the most advanced and comprehensive certification course on the wines of Spain. The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all Spanish wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities.
The program was created by Spanish wine specialist Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar™ Education Director.
Wines from Spain (ICEX – Spain’s Trade & Investment Government Agency) has endorsed the program in recognition of its exceptional level of depth, accuracy, detail, and academic rigor.
The Spanish Wine Scholar study and certification program confers a post-nominal to wine professionals and enthusiasts who successfully pass the certification exam (Ex: John Smith, SWS). With a school network encompassing 30 countries on 5 continents, the SWS credential has true international recognition.
Wine Scholar Guild:
Wine Scholar Guild is the leading provider of specialised certification programs on the wines of France, Italy and Spain with a school network of over 100 partner schools spanning 30 countries and 5 continents.
We are a pioneer in online wine education; our distance-learning platform includes hundreds of educational webinars, interactive e-learning modules, online flashcards, pronunciation exercises, and learning games.
Our community of wine professionals and committed students of wine learn from the most respected names in the industry and participate in some of the most privileged, exciting, and intellectually stimulating wine study immersion trips on the market. Our entire organisation is fully committed to our students and to their success. We help achievers achieve.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
MWM Wine School by Debra Meiburg MW, MWM Space, 9/F, 236 Aberdeen Main Road,Aberdeen, Hong Kong