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    Spanish Wine Scholar Guild

    Julien Camus

    Julien Camus

    Founder & President @ Wine Scholar Guild

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    Meunier: The Black Sheep of Champagne with Alan Tardi

    Meunier has always been somewhat marginalized in Champagne despite the fact that it occupies a third of the territory under vine. Many Champenois consider it mere filler to bulk up the ‘star players’ Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, while for others the late-budding early-ripening variety represents little more than an insurance policy against frost.

    But Meunier has its own unique personality which can make a significant contribution to a classic blend and, given the chance, the variety can also show exceptionally well all on its own.

    While many vignerons were once hesitant to even admit they grew it, more and more producers have gotten behind it, proudly producing 100% Meunier wines that demonstrate the variety's true potential and offer an entirely different facet of Champagne.

    In this webinar we’ll take a close look at the Meunier variety and assess its true significance in Champagne while also examining exactly where it grows within the region and some of the most important wines and producers that champion it.


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    Earn the Spanish Wine Scholar™ (SWS) post-nominal through 15 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 10 live review webinars.


    "SWS is the only real complete study program on the wines of Spain. It not only covers all winemaking regions of Spain, but it also gives an in-depth understanding of the history and culture of this extremely exciting wine country.”
    Jonas Tofterup MW, Owner of Iberian Wine Academy in Málaga, Spain


    About the Spanish Wine Scholar™ program:

    The Spanish Wine Scholar™ education program is a Spanish wine course designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study program on Spanish wine bar none!

    It was created by Spanish wine specialist Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar™ Education Director.

    Individuals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam earn the Spanish Wine Scholar title and the SWS post-nominal which may be incorporated into a professional signature (e.g. John Smith, SWS).

    Recognizing the exceptional depth and accuracy of the program, Wines from Spain (ICEX - Spain's Trade & Investment Government Agency) has endorsed the program.



    This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

    The Spanish Wine scholar™ online learning format includes:


    • The Spanish Wine Scholar™ online exam
    • A suggested schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
    • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • Downloadable maps of all Spanish wine regions
    • Pronunciation exercises to boosts your credibility
    • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group hosted by students enrolled in the online program

    Online program launches October 14th, register now! 

    "The SWS course is an absolute must for anyone who wishes to master vinous Spain and sits proudly in its vigour and depth alongside the FWS and IWS."
    Jimmy Smith, FWS, IWS, SWS, DipWSET, Owner & Head Tutor at West London Wine School



    Spanish Wine Scholar™ classes are offered by licensed program providers and delivered by an approved SWS instructor.  This study format includes:

    • Classroom instruction with extensive tutored tastings
    • The SWS study manual
    • 1-year access to the SWS online study program for class preparation and review
    • In-classroom exam sit

    All SWS program providers teach from the same Wine Scholar Guild-developed Powerpoint presentations and are supplied with uniform teaching materials.

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