Hidden Menu

Register Menu

Blog

Common Knowledge: Photosynthesis

There have been moments in my career as a professional winophile where I’ve realized I haven’t retained a bit of information that perhaps I should have learned in grade school had I been paying attention. Everyone needs a refresher once in a while and this series of blog posts aims to fill in possible gaps of knowledge that your grade-school mind may not have realized you would use in your fabulous wine career.

Life on earth depends on photosynthesis. There would be no oxygen on earth without it.

Read more...

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. We don't often get to hear from Julien, so this is a rare opportunity to hear about the evolution of the Wine Scholar Guild and the creativity behind the scenes.

Read more...

INTERVIEW: Ettore Donadeo from Caplan Wine Academy (Tokyo, Japan)

Meet Ettore Donadeo, instructor at Caplan Wine Academy in Tokyo, first wine school to launch the Italian Wine Scholar in Japan!

Their first IWS session is scheduled to begin April 16th, more information and registration HERE.

 

Ettore, could you give us a bit of background on your personal and/or professional history in wine and how you got to Japan?

I arrived in Japan in 2008 after having graduated in Japanese language in Venice. First I worked as a software programmer, learning everything from scratch, but then I discovered my "true calling". In 2012 I went for some months in New Zealand where I got WSET Level 2 and Level 3, then back to Japan I started working in the industry. In 2017 I got the WSET Diploma and started working as a wine teacher at Caplan Wine Academy in Tokyo. Finally in 2019 I passed the IWS exam with High-est Honors!

Read more...

POLL: Location for WSG's 15th Anniversary Symposium

WSG will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020!

On that occasion, we would like to host a symposium… not at the French Embassy like we did for our 10th anniversary… but in France.

The idea is to host it adjacent to a major wine event for attendees to make the most of their trip to France.

Which such event and area of France would you be most interested in going/attending?

Read more...

2018 Wine Scholar Guild Awards

The Wine Scholar Guild takes great pride in its high-caliber program provider network. Our instructors are consummate and extraordinarily educated wine professionals. They stand out among their peers.
 
Each year, we honor the best of the best in recognition of their stellar accomplishments as teachers and program providers. The Wine Scholar Guild is pleased to reward the best Instructors and Program Providers with WSG Awards for each category: French Wine Scholar™ and Italian Wine Scholar™.
 
 

Cru Consultancy
(Vancouver, Canada)
INTERVIEW

Tanya Morning Star Darling
(Seattle, WA)
INTERVIEW

AWSEC 
(Hong Kong)
INTERVIEW

Jimmy Smith
(London, UK)
INTERVIEW
 
Read more...

Andrew Jefford joins the Wine Scholar Guild as Academic Advisor

The Wine Scholar Guild is starting 2019 with a bang. Andrew Jefford, award winning author and columnist for Decanter, has joined the WSG education team as Academic Advisor.

This marks an exciting new chapter in the Guild’s evolution and growth. Julien Camus, WSG President, comments, “We are thrilled to have Andrew come on board and are looking forward to his contribution towards our goal of becoming the preeminent provider of specialized wine study programs.” 

Read more...

Seasonal Wines for Valentines

If you are planning a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration and want to impress your partner with the best possible wine for the occasion, overlook everything you think you know about wine pairing. Forget choosing a red to match the steak or a white for the flounder. Lose the Champagne with chocolate (seriously, lose that one) and ditch any dessert ideas. The key to a successful Valentine’s Day is...

Read more...

Subscribe Today

Subscribe to receive weekly original stories about the wines of France, Italy and Spain


Sign up to receive our latest updates *