Wine Course Comparisons

Wine Course Comparisons

Dear Students,

This is a guide to the various certified wine courses available, so you can compare, contrast and decide which course is the most suitable for you.
Each fellow wine course provider mentioned is highly professional and deeply respected by APWASI.

This comparison is based solely upon our opinion .

All APWASI courses that are taken on their own, upon completion earn you the designation APWASI specialist for that country.
E.g. You study Italy and upon successfully passing you are an APWASI -Italy Specialist x in the table above means you need to pass all these courses to get these higher designations

Provider APWASI WSET  CWE WSG
Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute Wine and Spirit Certified Wine Wine Scholar
Education Trust Educators Guild
Courses 
Equivalent Wine Essentials 1 WSET Level 1 CSW NIL
What is
Wine
x (sections) x (sections)
Styles of
Wine
x (sections) x (sections)
How to
taste wine
x (sections) x (sections)
How to
store wine
x (sections) x (sections)
Classic
grapes 1
x (sections) x (sections)
Growing
conditions 
x (sections) x (sections)
Pairing of
Wine
x (sections) x (sections)
Wine
glassware
x (sections) x (sections)
Wine
culture
x (sections) x (section)
Wine
etiquette
x (sections) x (section)
Online
wine tasting
x (sections)
Future of
wine
x (sections)
Sparkling
wine
Wine Essentials 2
x (sections) (Coming Soon) WSET Level 2
Style
quality price
x (sections) (Coming Soon) x (sections)
Classic
grapes 2
x (sections) (Coming Soon) x (sections) x (section)
Sparkling
wine
x (sections) (Coming Soon) x (sections) x (section)
Fortified
wine
x (sections) (Coming Soon) x (sections) x (section)
Labelling
terms
x (sections) (Coming Soon) x (sections)
Viticulture x (sections) (Coming Soon) x (section)
Vinification x (sections) (Coming Soon) x (section)
Wine
composition
x (sections) (Coming Soon) x (section)
Wine
faults
x (sections) (Coming Soon) x (section)
WSET 3
All 5 courses earn APWASI Old World 
Wine Professional
France x (full course) x (section) x (section) x (full course)
Italy x (full course) x (section) x (section) x (full course)
Spain  x (full course) x (section) x (section) x (full course)
Portugal x (full course) x (section) x (section) Please note 
Germany x (full course) x (section) x (section) their courses
are longer
All 8 courses earn APWASI New World
Wine Professional
Wines Of
Canada
x (full course) x (section) x (section)
Wines of
USA
x (full course) x (section) x (section)
Wines Of
Chile
x (full course) x (section) x (section)
Wines of
Argentina
x (full course) x (section) x (section)
Wins Of
South Africa
x (full course) x (section) x (section)
Wines Of
Australia
x (full course) x (section) x (section)
Wines of
New Zealand
x (full course) x (section) x (section)
Wines Of
China
x (full course) x (section)
All 5 courses earn  APWASI Spirits  Their sections are less indepth
Professional and shorter per section
Brandy
and Cognac
x (full course) All these
sections make up one course.
Tequila x (full course)
Whisky x (full course)
APWASI Fortified 
Wine Professional
Port Wine x (full course)
Sherry
Wine
x (full course)
All 4 courses earn APWASI Luxury 
Professional
Cigars x (full course)
Caviar x (full course)
Foie Gras x (full course)
Truffles x (full course)
Sparkling
Wine
x (full course)
IceWine x (full course)
APWASI Certified WSET DIPLOMA
Global Wine & Spirits
Professional
Coming Soon Viticulture Viticulture
Coming Soon Vinification Vinification
Coming Soon Business of the World Business of Wine
Coming Soon Wines of the World Wines of the World
Coming Soon Sparkling Wines Sparkling Wines
Coming Soon Fortified Wines Fortified Wines

 

Notes for WSET
If the topic is mentioned more than once in other course offerings, it means the sections are shorter and become more indepth with each higher level you study. Their courses are progressive with each level.
APWASI courses are singular stand alone so the information is contained in one complete course eg, Each country wine course, port, sherry or sparkling wine.

Notes for Certified Wine Educator
Their singular courses like the CSW covers a larger topic area. Given the large content covered the material provided is different in volume and depth compared to other course providers.

Notes for Wine Scholar Guild
Their course offerings are limited to 3 specific countries currently and they have a number of sub-courses for those countries. Course material is long and indepth.