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April 2019 -  News & Updates

 

SAVE THE DATE!
LOIRE MASTER-LEVEL live, online program
launches September 2019
Led by Pascaline Lepeltier MS, MOF Laureate, 2018 Best French Sommelier!


Master the wines of the Loire Valley through a comprehensive study and certification program designed for wine professionals & serious hobbyists. Enjoy instruction from a panel of world renowned Loire experts in a unique and dynamic online course.

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French Wine Scholar ™  |ONLINE
15-week Instructor-Led Format

Starts June 4th

Includes all the FWS study material plus 12 online study modules & 8 live webinars

Instruction by acclaimed educators:

  • Lisa M. Airey, CWE, FWS, WSG Education Director and creator of the FWS program
  • Sharon McLean, CS, DipWSET, FWS, IWS, Italian & French Wine Scholar Approved Provider
REGISTER NOW
 

Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 2 ONLINE
15-week Instructor-Led Format

Starts June 27th

Includes all the IWS study materials plus 12 online study modules & 9 live webinars

Instruction by acclaimed educators:

  • Maurizio Broggi, DipWSET, IWS, FWS, CSW; creator of the IWS program.
  • Andrea Eby,  DipWSET, IWS, CSW; VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador, Senior educator and partner at the Wine & Drinks College of Manitoba.
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Prefer classroom-learning?

Study at one of our 60+ approved providers in 25 countries on 5 continents!

 

FWS NEAR YOU IWS NEAR YOU
 

2019 WINE STUDY TRIPS |
Few seats left!

Travel in small groups with world-renowned wine instructors to access world-class producers & winemakers.

A few seats opened up on upcoming trips. All other trips have sold out.

  • Tuscany  | May,  with Jane Hunt MW
    (4 seats left)
  • Champagne  | June,  with Charles Curtis MW (just 1 seat left!)
  • Burgundy | June, with Andrew Jefford (just 1 seat left!)
  • Loire | June, with Pascaline Lepeltier MS (just 1 seat left!)
  • Bordeaux June, with Jane Anson (just 1 seat left!)
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PODCAST| Julien CAMUS
on Wine Scholar Guild:
"Behind the scenes"

Founder and President of the Wine Scholar Guild, Julien Camus, talks about the roots of the Wine Scholar Guild, running the organization from his home in Alsace. He also gives a peek at some exciting future projects...

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BLOG| INTERVIEW
Ettore DONADEO from Caplan, 
1st IWS Provider in Japan (Tokyo)

Instructor at Caplan Wine Academy in Tokyo,  first wine school to launch the Italian Wine Scholar in Japan: "I arrived in Japan in 2008. First I worked as a software programmer, learning everything from scratch, but then I discovered my true calling"... "In 2017, I got the WSET Diploma and started working as a wine teacher at Caplan Wine Academy in Tokyo. In 2019 I passed the IWS exam with Highest Honors!"...

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POLL| YOUR FAVORITE LOCATION for WSG's next symposium

The WSG will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020! On that occasion, we would like to host a symposium in France; adjacent to a major wine event for attendees to make the most of their trip.

Which event & area of France would you be most interested in attending/going to?

Few days left to vote… Don't miss this oportunity to see your favorite region picked!

VOTE
 

UPCOMING WEBINAR|
A short history of Portugal
in 9 glasses of wine with
Paul Wagner, April 17

Paul has always maintained that wine is a product of local and regional culture far more than it is of geology and climate. He traces the roots of the Portuguese wines and ties them to the history of both Portugal and the rest of the world… you will have a new vision of how to talk, and teach, about Portuguese wine.

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WSG MEMBERSHIP|
KNOWLEDGE DATABASE
Updated and enriched

Become a member and enjoy all the benefits, such as constant access to our knowledge database, a source of official information on each wine region, regularly updated and enriched with recent presentations, wine region maps, press packs, statistics, vintage reports and more...

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WSG LATEST NEWS|
NEW LOGOS for Wine Scholar Graduates


So far, over 2000 students have earned the French Wine Scholar title & FWS post-nominal and 260  obtained the IWS (Italian Wine Scholar) post-nominal since the IWS program was launched in 2017. We encourage our graduates to download the new logos  and add them to their email signature and business cards as a point of distinction midst their peers.

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FIRST SESSIONS
Several Approved Providers launch their
1st session in a new city and/or country:

ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR™ UNIT 1
Tokyo JAP - Apr 16 | Caplan Wine Academy