WSG Monthly Bulletin - June 2017

French Wine Society
- WSG Bulletin - June 2017


Bonjour Visitor,


Lots of important updates and news this month:


NEW: Hundreds of online Flashcards for French Wine Scholar


The Wine Scholar Guild has added new electronic FLASHCARDS to its growing list of study assists to help students pass its challenging French Wine Scholar exam.


This addition to the FWS on-line study package comes at no additional cost to those enrolling or currently enrolled.  It’s just value added!


The flashcards can be found on the FWS course homepage!

Thanks go to French Wine Scholar, Jacob Meunier, for donating his time and talent to make this study tool a reality! Jacob Meunier passed his FWS exam with highest honors at Auberge du Vin in the Rhône Valley. He is based in Rockport MA, USA. His flash card questions obviously served him well. Vetted and updated, they are now at your fingertips.




As with all wine regions, there is a list of producers with whom every wine student should be familiar to understand the diversity and complexity of the wines produced.


In Alsace the list is long: some names are familiar, like Zind-Humbrecht, Weinbach, Deiss, Léon Beyer, Hugel, Trimbach, Klipfel, Gustave Lorentz , JB Adam, Kuentz-Bas, Arthur Metz, and Schlumberger. Others are known in only small circles, such as Patrick Meyer, Christian Binner, and  Jean-Pierre Frick.


Find out why these names are among the “who’s who”! Join today!


Next live member webinars include:



Don't miss our upcoming member webinars and get full access to 100+ past webinar recordings! Become a member today!





We have three study trips coming up this fall and seats are selling out fast! Reserve yours today to prevent disppointment! (Bordeaux with Gerard Basset MW, MS is already sold out)

FALL 2017:




Oct. 10-14, 2017 new
Instructor: Essi Avellan MW, Champagne expert

Sign up now


Oct. 15-19, 2017 new
Instructor: Wink Lorch, Jura expert & award-winning author

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Nov. 22-27, 2017 new
Instructor: Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, Loire native & expert

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Loire and Jura trips won't be repeated until at least 2019. Don't miss this unique opportunity to travel to these two exciting wine regions with the best instructor one can dream of!





Upcoming French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar sessions are currently scheduled at approved program providers around the world: United States, Canada, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia.


Check out the worldwide calendar for both programs to find a session near you:


Both programs can also be followed in distance-learning format.

The Wine Scholar Guild’s French Study Manual is simply the best and most comprehensive guide to French wine available today.  Indispensable for any wine trade professional who works with French wine.  Bravo!” MARTIN SINKOFF, VICE PRESIDENT - DIRECTOR of MARKETING at FREDERICK WILDMAN AND SONS, LTD


The Wine Scholar Guild is excited to announce its new BLOG! Latest posts include:


A Tour of Central Italian Cuisine, By Region What makes the 10 crus Beaujolais special
The Legend of Chianti's Black Rooster    Jura's food and drink specialities


Our very first ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR: Nancy Reynolds, FWS, IWS

Please join us in applauding our very first Italian Wine Scholar, Nancy Reynolds, FWS, IWS.


Instructor of the French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar programs at IWEG in Toronto, Nancy just passed her Unit 2 exam, attaining a composite score of 97.5% on Unit 1 and Unit 2 exams. She passes with highest honors!


Bravo Nancy!t


"The Italian Wine Scholar course is a comprehensive study of the world of Italian wine. 


It gives context to the discipline by including the history of the country and its winegrowing areas as well as their cultural settings.  Each module answers the question of why these wines taste like they do.


It is a challenging and very enjoyable program." Nancy Reynolds, FWS, IWS

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