WSG January Bulletin - Blog, New Courses, Webinars & more!

Wine Scholar Guild
- WSG Bulletin - January 2017  


Bonjour Visitor,


Lots of updates, articles and news this month:


BLOG: The Diversity of Champagne Houses, Growers, and Coopératives


Autumn in Champagne is a spectacular time to explore the region. The countryside and vineyards are abounding in rich palettes of color and the intoxicating fall fragrance instills a unique sensorial experience.


Champagne is like laughter as it fills my senses with joy, especially when the cork pops and the bubbles burst with song! READ MORE



The FWS manual has been fully updated and reformatted into a perfect binding (no more spiral!) with:

  • New, custom-designed maps
  • New charts, graphics and rich imagery
  • Need-to-know icons now mark all AOCs that count as test material eliminating some appellations that are seldom exported beyond their local zone of production.

In keeping with these changes, the online study program has been upgraded! READ MORE


This program is available vis distance-learning and via classroom-learning through our Program Provider network around the globe!


New locations: program providers have recently been appointed in Miami, Taiwan, Auckland NZ, Lyon France, Shenzhen China, Norfolk MA and Helsinki. View all


Italian Wine Scholar: Unit 2 launches April 13, 2017!

Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 launches April 3rd 2017.


The program is designed to provide committed students of wine with all the tools necessary to successfully master the wines of Italy at a professional level.


If you haven’t registered for the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1, now is time to do so!


Start your Italian studies now and complete the course in 2017 with a brand new post-nominal to add to your resume.


Sign up via distance-learning or in classroom.



The program has already received tremendous testimonials from renowned wine experts including: Nicholas Belfrage MW, Tim Gaiser MS, Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Peter Marks MW, Nicholas Poletto, Alfonso Cevola, Susan Hulme MW, Ciro Pirone, Len Presutti CWE...


Plus... endorsements from several Italian wine consorzi! View all endorsments and testimonials




2017 study trips are selling out fast!  Secure your seat today for one of our 2017 destinations:

There will be only one trip in each destination this year. Don't miss this unique opportunity to travel to these fabulous wine regions with fellow students of wine and under the instruction of true regional experts!



Guild members enjoy live webinars a month presented by true experts in their fields! Coming up this winter:

Additional member webinars are currently being scheduled for this winter.


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



Latest blog posts include:


Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2016…
A Fabulous Vintage !
5 Things to Keep in Mind When Visiting Producers in Burgundy
Where is Southwest France? (with map)    Andrew Jefford Uncorked: Reflections on a Career as a Wine Writer


Featured Top Scorers: Tommasella Perniciaro, FWS

Congratulations to Tommasella Perniciaro, FWS for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with honors!


About Tommasella:


[...] I took WSET Level 2, Level 3 and Diploma Award in Wine and Spirits. Taking the FWS program was really helpful in tuning my knowledge about French wine regions and wines. It gave me a deeper insight and a more comprehensive vision about this key wine producing region.

I am currently an MW student. I have enrolled last October 2016 and I hope to get through the program successfully. Of course, the FWS course will contribute to my future wine studies in terms of supporting knowledge and insight about the French wine styles and characteristics of the single wine producing regions.

Now that I have passed the FWS program successfully I feel even more confident in organizing French wine tastings. I will be able to give FWS courses in the future as well and this will be a really great opportunity for my teaching career.


Read more about our top exam achievers!

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