At Florida Wine Academy, we’re excited to offer the Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) program, a comprehensive hybrid course devoted to deepening your understanding of Spanish wines. Our team of excellent educators are ready to guide you through this advanced journey.

Earning the SWS post-nominal sets you apart as a true connoisseur of Spanish wines. As the most advanced and comprehensive certification course on Spanish wines, the SWS program takes a regional approach, covering all Spanish wine appellations and the key factors shaping their unique identities.

This course was expertly crafted by Rick Fisher, the Spanish Wine Scholar™ Education Director, and a recognized specialist in Spanish wines. In recognition of its exceptional level of detail, accuracy, and academic rigor, the program has earned the endorsement of Wines from Spain (ICEX – Spain’s Trade & Investment Government Agency).

Upon successful completion of the certification exam, students earn the SWS post-nominal, highlighting their expertise in Spanish wines (Ex: John Smith, SWS). With a school network that spans across 30 countries on 5 continents, the SWS credential offers significant international recognition.

Take this opportunity to set yourself apart and specialize in the enchanting wines of Spain!

Our SWS course provides online instruction, including tutored tastings with approved instructors, plus:

  • A comprehensive, 315-page full-color Spanish Wine Scholar study manual.
  • 1-year access to the Spanish Wine Scholar online study program for class preparation and review.
  • Registration for the Spanish Wine Scholar exam.

So, who is this program for? The SWS course is designed for:

  • Wine professionals seeking to specialize in the wines of Spain.
  • Aspiring wine professionals looking to break into the industry with an in-depth understanding of Spanish wines.
  • Serious wine hobbyists and Hispanophiles with a keen interest in everything Spanish.

The assessment includes a closed-book exam consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 60 minutes.

Become a true Spanish Wine Scholar with the Florida Wine Academy and indulge in the rich and diverse world of Spanish wines. This course provides a solid foundation for professionals and a delightful journey for wine enthusiasts. Enroll now and take your love for Spanish wines to the next level!