WSG March Bulletin - Cru Artisan College, IWS Unit 2, trip updates and more!

Wine Scholar Guild
- WSG Bulletin - March 2017  


Bonjour Visitor,


Lots of updates, articles and news this month:


CRU ARTISAN COLLEGE - May 1, 2 & 3 in DC, Chicago & SF


Cru Artisan College is an annual, multi-city, full-day wine education seminar series bringing together a panel of talented winemakers who will address some of the nation’s leading sommeliers, trade members, wine educators and serious students of wine.


The fourth edition of CAC will focus on the wines of Italy.

As an academic partner, the Wine Scholar Guild is offering its members and all serious students of wine the opportunity to partake by purchasing tickets in one of the following cities:

The Headmaster for this year’s Crus Artisan US Tour is Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS, Wine Scholar Guild's Education Director for Italy and creator of the Italian Wine Scholar program


The Wine Scholar Guild only has 20 seats available per city for this event, so reserve your space today!




We’ve had some cancellations which have opened up space on a few of the spring 2017 trips!  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!



The French Wine Scholar program is now available in 50+ schools, 17 countries and 5 continents with the following upcoming sessions:




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!


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

Please find below the list of upcoming Italian Wine Scholar sessions:




Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 launches April 13th 2017.


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



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




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!


BLOG: The Legend of Chianti's Black Rooster (Gallo Nero)


The Gallo Nero (Black Rooster) was the historic symbol of the League of Chianti and has become the symbol of the wines of Chianti Classico. The Black Rooster symbol is linked to a medieval legend that takes place during the time of open hostilities between Firenze and Siena for control of the Chianti territory.

In order to end the dispute and finally define the political boundaries between the two cities for once and for all, it was decided that... READ MORE



The Wine Scholar Guild is excited to announce the list of 2016 top French Wine Scholar exam scorers from around the world! Bravo!


1. Lillian Lim (California, USA) - Score: 100%
1. Katharine (Kate) Hall (Great Britain) - Score: 100%
1. Flavio Lorenzilli (California, USA) - Score: 100%
1. Shawn McVay (California, USA) - Score: 100%
1. Richard Milot (Ontario, USA) - Score: 100%
1. Jerome Cornet (Ontario, Canada) - Score: 100%
2. Albert Sheen (California, USA) - Score: 99%
2. Diccon Westworth (California, USA) - Score: 99%
2. Timo Rieg (California, USA) - Score: 99%
2. Jessica Dominguez Rieg (Calif., USA) - Score: 99%
2. Evan Wiens (California, USA) - Score: 99%


Meet our 2016 top exam scorers and read about their stories and study paths!

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