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    Brooke Herron

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    INTERVIEW: Paul Miles, Executive Director at IWEG, a WSG provider in Toronto

    Meet Paul Miles, educator at IWEG in Toronto, Canada. 

    School: IWEG
    Educator: Paul Miles
    Location: Toronto


    Paul Miles has worked in both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry for over twenty years, specializing in brand strategy, channel and trade marketing, strategic account and distributor management, as well as business development. He is a graduate of Bristol University in England and has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School in Scotland. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France. In 2014 he completed the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits (Pass with Merit).

    What made you decide to move into wine and, more specifically wine education?

    Wine has always been an integral part of my life. I was born into a British family in the wine industry in the island of Madeira, Portugal...

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    INTERVIEW: Sharon McLean of Cru Consultancy, WSG provider in British Columbia

     

    Sharon McLean is a Certified sommelier, DipWSET and Approved French Wine Scholar Program Provider at her firm Cru Consultancy, which she owns and operates with her partner, Treve Ring.

    She is also the Lead Instructor for the Wine Scholar Guild’s Live Online French Wine Scholar course series, an MW candidate, freelance wine writer and international consultant!

     
    Sharon, given that we couldn’t fit all of your accolades and projects into that introduction it’s safe to say you are one incredibly busy woman! How do you fit all of this in? And... how did you start your wine journey? 

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    INTERVIEW: Sybille Troubleyn of WineWise in Belgium

    An Interview With WSG's Newest French Wine Scholar Program Provider

    We were recently lucky enough to add a fantastic Belgian school to our global French Wine Scholar Program Provider network. Sybille Troubleyn of Winewise in Antwerp tells us in this interview about how she got into wine, why she feels the French Wine Scholar program is a great addition to a WSET education provider's repertoire and how her school and the style of education they offer to wine students in Belgium is unique.  

    1)  What  type  of  education  experience  do  you  provide  at  your  wine  school that  sets  you  apart?   

    We offer international wine qualifications and "Keep Up" sessions for wine professionals...

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    Wine Scholar Guild at SommCon DC This July!

    The Wine Scholar Guild is hosting a full-day primer on France’s northern wine regions at SommCon DC in July. Sharpen your pencils and come well-rested, you could go home a winner!

    French Wine Scholar Review Day with Education Director, Lisa Airey, FWS, CWE

    We will start this full-day program with a quick 20-question quiz! Bring your A-game! There are prizes to be won!

    During this session, we will review the important wine regions of France’s north: Alsace, Champagne, Bourgogne, Beaujolais, and Loire.

    We will go over the biggest stumbling blocks to mastery for each region and clarify the complicated bits. The program is informative, fun and interactive.

    Although a stand-alone primer on France, the day also serves to introduce participants to the depth and breadth of the French Wine Scholar certification program.

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