The Italian Wine Professional™ course is a certification program for anyone wanting to understand the broad spectrum of Italian wines, either for their jobs or their own enjoyment. The program is designed to bring Italian wines into focus and provide the confidence necessary to discuss, sell, buy, and enjoy Italian wine at a professional level.
This is a tightly curated curriculum that focuses on mastering the large array of Italian wines and grape varieties that are seen on export markets. The goal is to certify individuals who are comfortable in their knowledge of all the classic, commercially significant, and up-and-coming Italian wines with a presence outside Italy.
The eight-week curriculum culminates with a proctored online exam. Those who successfully pass the exam are certified by Italian Wine Central as an Italian Wine Professional™ (IWP).
The program was developed by the education team at Italian Wine Central and is open to members of the trade and interested consumers.
Students receive access to the course immediately upon registration, which includes online access, the course book Into Italian Wine and one exam sitting.