Spanish Wine Scholar

Spanish Wine Scholar


About this course

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The Spanish Wine Scholar™ education program is a Spanish wine course designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study program on Spanish wine bar none. It has been created by Spanish wine specialist Rick Fisher the Spanish Wine Scholar Education Director.

The Spanish Wine Scholar™ study program mirrors the unparalleled level of depth, accuracy, detail and academic rigor offered by the acclaimed French and Italian Wine Scholar™ programmes.

Individuals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam earn the Spanish Wine Scholar title and the SWS post-nominal which may be incorporated into a professional signature (e.g. John Smith, SWS).


SWS is designed to test for proficiency in ALL the wines and wine regions of Spain.

SWS is ideal for those currently studying or completed WSET Level 3 and Level 4 as a perfect supplement

SWS is also ideal for those who hold an enthusiastic interest for the Spanish wine industry

No previous experience of Wine Tasting is necessary to register on this course.


The Spanish Wine Scholar curriculum is comprised of 18 hours of  classes with tastings in each sessions, a revision session and a exam day  in Ribera del Duero wine region with winey tour, tasting sessions and lunches included.

All students receive a comprehensive study book as well as access to the interactive E-Learning Modules, and an average of 8 wines will be tasted in  each class with some matching with typical regional cheeses. A full Ribera del Duero tasting will also accompany the winery tour and a chance to taste Albillo Mayor white wine.



Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines from key Spain regions

Regional Food and Wine Matching: An informal guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine

Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve key Spanish wines

Grape Varieties: Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from ALL the Spanish grape varieties

Regions: Full immersion in ALL the Spanish wine regions including: Green Spain, the Duero River Valley, La Rioja, the Ebro River Valley, Cataluna, Central Mediterranean Coasts, the Meseta, Andalucia & the Islands.

Number of Wines Tasted: About 8 wines wines will be tasted in class with an additional Ribera del Duero tasting.

Study Materials: Students will receive the Spanish Wine Scholar Study Manual, a comprehensive guide to ALL Spanish wine

SIGN UP DEADLINE-31st October 2021

Additional Materials: Students will have access to a complete E-L

earning Package including multimedia modules with webinars on regional wine styles, review quizzes, forums, downloadable maps & etc.

Duration of course: 3 days.

Location Exam: Hotel Enologico Lagar de Isilla

Accomodation is available but not included in course price.

Examination: 100 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes. A mark of 75% required to pass.

Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.

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Fechas disponibles English only


26,27,28 NOVEMBER 2021


3 day course with lunches and winery tour included.

850€ (200€ reserve your place and receive materials)

VinClass es la primera Academia en España habilitada para impartir los cursos de la Wine Scholar Guild