UNIT 1: WINES OF NORTHERN ITALY
• Valle d’Aosta
• Alto Adige
• Friuli-Venezia Giulia
UNIT 2: WINES OF CENTRAL & SOUTHERN ITALY
• Umbria, Abruzzo & Molise
• Puglia & Basilicata
- 85-90分者加註「高分通過」(pass with Honors)
- 91-100分者加註「最高分通過」(pass with Highest Honors)。
- 必須通過Unit 1 與Unit2兩個考試才能取得IWS認證與徽章
In order to prepare properly for the exam, you must read and study the manual carefully. At first, it may seem a daunting body of knowledge to tackle…but we would like to give you a few tips.
What facts are important?
Perhaps this question is best answered by discussing what you do not need to know: dates DOC/Gs were granted, percentages of grapes in the blend, production numbers, and food traditions. Focus on what grapes are grown where, what DOC/Gs belong to what wine region, rivers, mountains and other topographical markers, climate types, soil types and unique grape growing or wine making attributes specific to each region. Know your grapes! Spend some time working with the maps. Know where things are located. Know the champions (producers and people) of a particular DOC/G if mentioned.
- Pay close attention to superlatives (biggest, smallest, highest, lowest, newest, oldest, youngest). Note the facts associated with words such as “first” and “last.” They make for good exam questions.
- Learn the Italian wine terms and their English equivalents.
- Know your soils, geography, mountains and rivers.
- Know your grapes and their synonyms.
- Become conversant in Italy’s DOC(G)s and the primary grape(s) grown within their confines.
- Know your history and the key individuals who have figured prominently in the development of the wine culture of any given region.
- Study the specifics of wine production for white, rosé, red, sparkling, late-harvest, and passitos.
- Study your maps. You need to know where the wine regions and their DOC(G)s are located.
- Pay attention to the need-to-know icons.
The exam is comprehensive. It will cover all the wine regions of Italy. This means you must study everything!