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. Eg, 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  SWE 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)   NIL x (section)  
Wine etiquette x (sections)   NIL x (section)  
Online wine
tasting
x (sections)   NIL    
Future of wine x (sections)   NIL    
Sparkling wine x (sections)   NIL    
  WIne Essentials 2   WSET Level 2    
Style quality
price
x (sections)   x (sections)    
Classic grapes
2
x (sections)   x (sections) x (section)  
Sparkling wine x (sections)   x (sections) x (section)  
Fortified
wine
x (sections)   x (sections) x (section)  
Labelling
terms
x (sections)   x (sections)    
Viticulture x (sections)   NIL x (section)  
Vinification x (sections)   NIL x (section)  
Wine
composition
x (sections)   NIL x (section)  
Wine faults x (sections)   NIL x (section)  
           
Consumer Wine
Course
Course คอลัมน์1 NIL NIL NIL
  All 5 courses earn APWASI Old World WSET Level 3    
    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
All 8 courses earn       are longer
    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 All 5 courses earn  x (full course) NIL x (section)  
    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 All 4 courses earn x (full course)      
    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      
    Viticulture Viticulture    
    Vinification Vinification    
    Business of the World Business of Wine    
    Wines of the World Wines of the World    
    Sparkling Wines Sparkling Wines    
    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 in-depth 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