WSG Monthly Bulletin - March 2016

French Wine Society
- WSG Bulletin - March 2016

 

Bonjour Visitor,

 

Lots of important updates this month! See below!

 

REGISTER NOW: 2016 RHONE MASTER-LEVEL PROGRAM


Our 2016, fully-updated Rhône Master-Level program begins April 5th! Register today!

 

Study under iconic producers, sommeliers and masterful instructors:

 

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REGISTER NOW: 2016 PROVENCE MASTER-LEVEL PROGRAM

Our 2016, fully-updated Provence Master-Level program begins April 8th! Register today!

 

Enjoy live webinars, online study modules, reading and tasting assignments, interactive Q&A forum and online quizzes for self-evaluation with your lead instructor Elizabeth Gabay, Master of Wine:

 

  • The only Master of Wine whose area of expertise is Provence
  • International wine judge, International Speaker
  • Provence resident since 2002

BUNDLE RHONE & PROVENCE AND SAVE!

 

MEMBERSHIP CORNER: VIVA ITALIA!!!

With regards to membership, the focus this month is on Italy:

 

LIVE WEBINAR THIS WEDNESDAY: THE HISTORY OF ITALY IN 12 GLASSES OF WINE with PAUL WAGNER

 

In this member webinar, Paul will lead us on a tour of Italian wine through the lenses of history, society, and culture.  He will trace the influences that have washed over Italy and its wines for more than three thousand years and provide participants with a creative and entertaining way to teach about Italian wine.

 

ONLINE MEMBER QUIZ NEXT WEEK: ITALY FUNDAMENTALS

 

Our timed, online member quiz will focus on Italian wine fundamentals with a FREE Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Distance-Learning Program for the winner!

 

Not a member yet? Register today!

 

Study Trips: FALL 2016 TRIPS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!

 



PROVENCE

June 5-June 10, 2016
Instructor:

Elizabeth Gabay, MW, Provence resident & expert

Sign up now

 



RHÔNE VALLEY

June 12-17, 2016
Instructor:

Christophe Tassan, Rhône native & award-winning sommelier

Sign up now



SOUTHWEST FRANCE

Oct. 16-21, 2016 new
Instructor:

Andrew Jefford, award-winning journalist


Sign up now

 

 

BOURGOGNE & BEAUJOLAIS
Oct. 23-28, 2016 new
Instructor:

Andrew Jefford, award-winning journalist


Sign up now

 



CHAMPAGNE

Nov. 2-6, 2016 new
Instructor:

Essi Avellan, Master of Wine, Champagne specialist


Sign up now

 

 

 

French Wine Scholar UPDATES!

 

NEW: INSTRUCTOR-LED ONLINE COURSE - LAUNCHES MAY 2016:

 

Building on our acclaimed online study program, WSG will offer the French WIne Scholar program in an instructor-led, distance-learning format this May. Registration for this live, online format opens end of March!

 

CLASSROOM SESSIONS AROUND THE WORLD:


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

 

WINNER for the CHÂTEAU d'ESCLANS SCHOLARSHIP!

One scholarship for our June 2016 Provence Study Trip (a $3,795 value) offered by Château d’Esclans has just been awarded to Erik Guzinski from New York!

Bravo Erik and many thanks to Chateau d’Esclans for their support and generosity!

 

Chateau d’Esclans-Domaines Sacha Lichine is “managing to lead the field and raise the bar in the elite rosé category” each passing year, according to UK-based wine journalist, Matthew Jukes.

Awarded The Wine Enthusiast's European Winery of The Year Award for 2014, the portfolio encompasses four highly regarded rosés: Whispering Angel, Chateau d’Esclans Rock Angel, “Les Clans” and “Garrus.”

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. BRAVO NICK POLETTO .

Congratulations to Nicholas Poletto, Director of Education at Kobrand Corporation, for passing the Wine Scholar Guild's Champagne Master-Level Exam!

 

"I am currently in Stage 2 of the Master of Wine program.  The Champagne Master-Level program will be critical in helping me towards the goal of MW certification.

 

To pass the MW, one must achieve depth of knowledge in not just practical, but also theory."


Read the full interview or read about our recent top exam scorers

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WELCOME ABOARD: FANNY DARRIEUSSECQ in BORDEAUX

Congratulations Fanny Darrieussecq, FWS for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with a brilliant score of 99%. Chapeau!

 

Fanny joins our International Program Provider network and is offering the French Wine Scholar Program, right from the heart of Bordeaux, France!

About Fanny:

 

Founder & Wine Educator at Bordeaux Wine Campus, France.

 

''Graduated from the OIV MSc in Wine Management I travelled around the world visiting most of the countries producing wine in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. After 10 years working as exports director for an important Spanish winery I came back to France in 2009. I founded Bordeaux Wine Campus in 2011 that quickly became the most important WSET program provider for South West France.'' The ''FWS program complemented my background as it gave me a thorough knowledge of each individual French wine region from the historical, cultural side to the legal and technical aspect.''

 

Read about our recent top exam scorers

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