AWSEC - Courses - Wine Scholar Guild - Be a French / Italian / Spanish Wine Scholar Details
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, click to see the details
Dear AWSEC students,
Please be informed that the AWSEC office and reception will be closed for renovation from July 1st to August 10th.

During this period our classes and classrooms will operate as normal and some temporary arrangements have been made to minimise disruption, as per the following :
- A temporary reception desk where you can enrol, make payments, and make enquiries is available on Room 1501, Riesling (Mon to Fri 10:00 – 17:00) or Room 1609, 16th Floor (Mon to Fri 17:00 – 21:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-18:00)
- The AWSEC hotline will remain unchanged at 2837-9100.
- Client Services staff will be on duty as normal, but will be stationed on 16th Floor. You will be able to contact them for assistance by calling 2837-9100.

Following services will be suspended:
- Certificate pick-up service
- Aroma kit purchase
- Textbook collection before courses start (Your textbook will be distributed on the first session)
- Library service
- Zoom service

Please do not hesitate to call us with any queries or concerns you may have. Thank you in advance for your help and understanding.

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Spanish Wine Scholar

  • Cover 17 major regions in Spain
  • Taste 50+ wines from different regions
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date study manual with images of iconic wine labels of each region, most recent trends with emphasis on flavour and structure profiles of DO/DOCa wines
  • A combination of 9 sessions (18 hours) of in-class learning and E-learning
  • 1-year access to Spanish Wine Scholar interactive online study modules together with live and recorded webinars for class prep and review. Downloadable maps, online quizzes, pronunciation exercises and learning games for self-evaluation are also available
  • Successful candidates are conferred the Spanish Wine Scholar title with the SWS post-nominal to their professional signatures.  They will also receive the Spanish Wine Scholar certificate and lapel pin
  • 1.5 hours closed-book exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. Pass mark: 75%

The Spanish Wine Scholar™ education program is geared for members of the wine trade and serious wine consumers; it is designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialisation study program on Spanish wine. 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™ programs. 

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 Chan, SWS).

Recognising the exceptional depth and accuracy of the program, Wines from Spain (ICEX - Spain's Trade & Investment Government Agency) has endorsed the program.

Course Outline:

Session Region Session Region
1 Fundamentals & Green Spain 6 Central Med Coast
2 Castilla y León 7 Meseta
3 La Rioja 8 Andalucía
4 Ebro River Valley 9 Islands & Review
5 Cataluña    


Examination:  100 multiple-choice questions
Exam Duration:  1.5 Hours
Pass Mark:  75%

Address: Room 1501 & 1503-08, 15/F, Kai Tak Commercial Building, 317-319 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Entrance on Morrison Street)

$7,980 $15,500
2 Persons Discount
Early Bird
2 Persons Early Bird
(Paid 1 month before course starts)
Code Date Time Language Fee Examination Date Registration