SAVE THE DATE! LOIRE MASTER-LEVEL live, online programlaunches 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.
French Wine Scholar ™ |ONLINE 15-week Instructor-Led Format StartsJune 4th
Includes all the FWS study material plus 12 online study modules & 8live 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
Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 2 ONLINE 15-week Instructor-Led Format StartsJune 27th
Includes all the IWS study materials plus 12 online study modules & 9live 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.
Study at one of our 60+ approved providers in 25 countries on 5 continents!
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.
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!)
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...
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!"...
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 symposiumin France;adjacent to a major wine event for attendees to make the most of their trip.
Which event & area of Francewould you be most interested in attending/going to?
Few days left to vote… Don't miss this oportunity to see your favorite region picked!
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.
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...
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 cardsas a point of distinction midst their peers.
FIRST SESSIONS Several Approved Providers launch their 1stsession in a new city and/or country: