Italian Wine Master Course
Italian Wine Master
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Italian Wine Master


Program Overview

If you’re already knowledgeable in Italian wines and want to take your education further, this advanced program was designed to give you sommelier training. You’ll become an expert in Italian wine history, wine-making and salesmanship, be able to identify wine vintages, qualities or flaws by taste, and grasp other alcoholic beverages. 

Develop the expertise to accelerate your career in a range of sought-after hospitality roles, both nationally and globally. Become knowledgeable and confident to pursue top-salary opportunities and management-level positions, launch your own business or become a wine investor.

Covering all the information you’d need to study to pass the internationally recognised Italian Wine Ambassador program and the Italian Scholar Guild certification, you’ll share a proven mastery of the art, science, and history that informs a sommelier’s work.


BONUS: IWS awards enrolled students a complimentary 12-month Wine Connoisseur Membership. Being a member grants you access to our exclusive membership platform, network within our affluent community, participate in members-only events and receive bountiful discounts!

Program Structure

Instructor: Daniel Marcella IWS Principal Sommelier

Course Delivery: Face-to-Face

Location: At Italian Wine Cellars, 13/77 Victoria Rd, Drummoyne, NSW 2047

Class Lenght: 2-hour lesson,  from 8AM to 10AM

Duration: 54 weeks

Wines: 300 Tastings (60 ml per wine)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Core: History, Cultural Elements, Italian Wines, Indigenous Grapes, Wine Services
  • Core: Italian Viticulture History, Wine Appellations, Reading Italian Labels, Opening of a bottle of wine (Sparkling, Screw top, utensils) 
  • Intro Block 2: Geographic Features, Major Appellations, Major Grapes, Blind Tasting, Tasting Grid
  • Valle d’Aosta – Liguria
  • Piemonte – Part 1
  • Piemonte – Part 2
  • Piemonte – Part 3
  • Lombardia
  • Food and Wine
  • Trentino Alto Adige 
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia – Part 1
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia – Part 2  
  • Veneto – Part 1
  • Veneto – Part 2
  • Emilia Romagna – Food Pairing
  • Special Wine: Spumanti Introduction 
  • Food and Wine – Understanding Cheeses
  • Introduction to Centre Italy
  • Toscana – Part 1
  • Toscana – Part 2
  • Extra: Chianti Classico Introduction
  • Marche
  • Umbria and Lazio
  • Food and Wine – Understanding Spicy Food and Wine
  • Special Wine : Natural Wine
  • Special Wine : Dessert Wines 
  • Introduction to South Italy
  • Skills: Decanting and Glassware 
  • Food and Wine: Seafood
  • Abruzzo and Molise
  • Puglia
  • Campania and Basilicata – Part 1
  • Campania and Basilicata – Part 2
  • Sicilia
  • Calabria
  • Sardegna
  • Food and Wine: Vegetables and difficult pairing
  • Savoury wines (alternatives to Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Special Wine: Lambrusco
  • Sensorial Tasting: Glassware
  • Special wine: Moscato
  • Extra: Barolo
  • Understanding Aged wines
  • Food and Wine: Meats
  • Special Wine: Aged White Wines
  • Extra: Brunello di Montalcino and Amarone
  • Special Wine: Rosati Italiani
  • Food and Wine: International Cuisine
  • Similar to: Full Body Wine
  • Special Wine: Aged Red Wines
  • Special Wine: Aged Red Wines
  • Food and Wine: Carbs
  • Tests and revisions
  • Get prepared for the Italian Wine Ambassadors course and the Italian Scholar Guild
  • Test