The Spanish Wine Scholar™



Fees: SGD 1900nett (Early Bird $1700nett for sign up before 1 Dec 2022)


Fee includes registration, study materials, tuition fees, samples for tasting and one sitting of examination

Course Dates:

Day 1: Sat, 18 Feb 2023, 9am-5pm
Day 2: Sat, 25 Feb 2023, 9am-5pm
Day 3: Sat, 4 Mar 2023, 9am-5pm
Day 4: Sat, 11 Mar 2023, 9am-5pm
(lunch is not included)

Exam: Sat, 18 Mar 2023, 9am-1pm


Registration closes on 6 Jan 2023

For enquiries, please contact contac[email protected]

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The Spanish Wine Scholar™ program is the most advanced and comprehensive certification course on the wines of Spain. It 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 in the glass. No topic is discussed in isolation in order to give students a working knowledge of the material at hand.

The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all Spanish wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. It provides committed students of wine with an unparalleled set of study tools that are designed to maximize learning and boost knowledge retention.

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.


Course Outline

The Spanish Wine Scholar™ course composes of 10 chapters:

Chapter One – Fundamentals
Chapter Two – Green Spain
Chapter Three – The Duero River Valley
Chapter Four – La Rioja
Chapter Five – The Ebro River Valley
Chapter Six – Cataluña
Chapter Seven – The Central Mediterranean Coast
Chapter Eight – The Meseta
Chapter Nine – Andalucía
Chapter Ten – The Islands


4 Sessions (full-day) + 1 examination (half-day)

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting.

Course Assessment

The exam is given in multiple-choice format. There are 100 questions covering all of the wine regions of Spain. Passing score is 75.


Candidates who follow this in-depth curriculum on the wines of Spain and pass the exam, earn the Spanish Wine Scholar™ (SWS) post-nominal.

Candidates scoring 85-90 pass with HONORS. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with HIGHEST HONORS.