CRU ARTISAN COLLEGE: Join us in Denver, Napa & Austin
Cru Artisan College is an annual, multi-city, full-day Italian wine education seminar series bringing together a panel of talented winemakers who will address some of the nation’s leading sommeliers, trade members, wine educators and serious students of wine.
DENVER: July 15th
NAPA: July 17th
AUSTIN: July 19th
As an academic partner, the Wine Scholar Guild is offering its members and all serious students of wine the opportunity to partake by purchasing tickets for all 3 cities.
Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône won't be repeated until at least 2020. Don't miss this unique opportunity to travel with like-minded, committed students of wine and share with us an unforgettable educational, epicurean and enlightening experience! Reserve your seat today!
uPCOMING MEMBER WEBINARS
Our member webinar schedule for the coming few month:
Lisa Airey, WSG Education Director, Knighted by French Government
Wine Scholar Guild Education Director, Lisa M. Airey, CWE, FWS was just knighted by the French government in a ceremony at the Embassy of France in Washington DC.
She was inducted as “chevalier” to the Ordre du Mérite Agricole for her contributions to French agriculture (namely, wine!).
Sylvain Maestracci, Agriculture Counselor, officiated. It was his first knighting ceremony and hard to tell who was more touched as the medal got close to the lapel.
“Au nom du Ministre de l'Agriculture et de l’Alimentation, nous vous faisons chevalier du Mérite agricole.” / On behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Food, we make you Knight of Agricultural Merit.
Lisa was commended for the development of the French Wine Scholar Program which is now taught by over 50 program providers, in 53 cities, in 16 countries on 5 continents. READ MORE
Rick Fisher: Up Close and Personal
#THESPANISHWINEGUY joins the WSG team full-time!
A couple of months ago we introduced you to Rick Fisher, our Program Developer for the upcoming Spanish Wine Scholar™ (SWS) program.
Q 1. Rick, you just made a huge personal move, giving up a 20-year career in finance – to work full-time in the wine industry, more specifically to devote all your time to the development of the SWS program. How are you feeling about that decision?
Nervous and excited! Deep inside, I knew this decision was long overdue, but I am incredibly excited to devote myself full-time to the SWS project. My passion for Spain and my desire to commit full-time to the wine industry just feels like the perfect marriage. I have no doubt great things are in store for the future!
Q 2. Did you toast on your last day? If so, which with which wine did you toast?
I did! This is a HUGE move and I needed to get started on the right foot (with wine, of course). I have been saving a special bottle of 2012 Torelló Cava 225 Brut Nature Gran Reserva. This Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) is one of only 12 wines selected as part of the Cava’s new highest-quality designation, “Cava de Paraje Calificado”. Needless to say, it was a fantastic way to begin my new journey. READ MORE