WSG Monthly Bulletin - March 2018

French Wine Society
- WSG Bulletin - March 2018


Bonjour Visitor,


Your Wine Scholar Guild monthly bulletin with lots of updates and news:

NEW Bordeaux Master-Level with Deacanter's Jane anson

Master the wines of Bordeaux through a 9-week live online study program starting April 26th!


Learn from a dream team of Bordeaux instructors including the program's new lead instructor: Jane Anson, Bordeaux correspondent and columnist for Decanter magazine and author of “Bordeaux Legends, The 1855 First Growth Wines”


Meet your instructors!


Save $50 if you sign-up by March 31st, 2018. Use coupon code: EARLYBIRDBD. Learn More


NEW SESSION: FWS | 14-week, instrctor-led online program


Embark on the French Wine Scholar program's 2018 instructor-led online session and enjoy 14 weeks of guided studies composed of:

  • A weekly schedule of study (manual reading, e-learning modules...)
  • Self-evaluation activities including online quizzes and flashcards
  • Eight live, interactive review webinars with your instructors
  • Instructor support throughout

The best study formula to stay on track and get to the finish line in just over 3 months!


Your instructors:

  • Lisa Airey, CWE, FWS, Wine Scholar Guild Education Director
  • Sharon McLean, WSET Diploma, FWS, IWS

This study format won't be repeated until 2019. Don't miss the June 11th launch and save $50 if you sign-up by April 30th, 2018, use coupon code: FWSEBIRD18. Learn more




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

Our Spanish Wine Scholar™ study & certification program will launch in the fall of 2018.


2018 Study Trips: MoSt are already sold out...


May 22-26, 2018
Instructor: Essi Avellan MW, Champagne expert & Editor of FINE Champagne magazine





TUSCANY - Only 5 seats left!
May 27- Jun. 01, 2018
Instructor: Jane Hunt MW, Master of Wine specialized in Italian wines Italian

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RHONE - Only 7 seats left!
June 17-22, 2018
Instructor: Christophe Tassan MOF, Rhône native, award-winning sommelier

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Oct. 14-19, 2018

Instructor: Andrew Jefford, Languedoc resident & award-Winning wine journalist for Decanter Magazine

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Oct. 21-26, 2018

Instructor: Gerard Basset MW, MS, Best Sommelier in The World, 2010 & Honorary President of the WSET




June 3-8, 2018
Instructor: Andrew Jefford, Award-Winning wine journalist for Decanter Magazine



June 10-15, 2018
Instructor: Andrew Jefford, Award-Winning wine journalist for Decanter Magazine


June. 3-8, 2018
Instructor: Kerin O'Keefe, Italian Wine Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine


Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône won't be repeated until at least 2020.  Don't miss this unique opportunity to travel with like-minded, committed students of wine and share with us an unforgettable educational, epicurean and enlightening experience! Reserve your seat today!



Our member webinar schedule for the coming few month:

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


Wine education is an ongoing journey. Keep yours in motion. Become a member today!



Master of Wine Jane Hunt is interviewed by Decanter Magazine’s Andrew Jefford about Tuscany and its wines.


Jane has a long, distinguished career in various aspects of the wine trade, and will be leading a Wine Scholar Guild immersion tour through some of the legendary Tuscan wine estates.

“Wine is a liquid food,” she tells us, and it is an essential part of daily Italian life. Jane would know, as she spends half her year living in Italy, and she speaks fluent Italian.
In this 35-minutes Italian wine learner’s go-to episode on Tuscany, Jane shares with Andrew her invaluable knowledge of – and passion for – great Italian wines as well as insights on the growers, grapes, and wine styles. Jae also offers an informative primer for the upcoming Tuscany Study Tour (May 27 - June 1, 2018).    


Listen to the podcast


The Wine Scholar Guild is excited to announce the list of 2017 top exam scorers from around the world:

  • French Wine Scholar™: Riccardo Vanossi, FWS - 100 pts (Milano, Italy)
  • Italian Wine Scholar™: Chia-Jui Tsai, FWS, IWS - 99.5 pts (Taipei City, Taiwan)
  • Bordeaux Master-Level: Jeffrey G. Jones - 100 pts (Indianapolis IN, USA)
  • Bourgogne Master-Level: Bruce Smoller, FWS - 98 pts (Rochester NY, USA)
  • Champagne Master-Level: Andrew Belcher, FWS - 96 pts (Uxbridge, UK)
  • Rhône Master-Level: Erika Frey, FWS - 100 pts (Boston MA, USA)
  • Provence Master-Level: Jackie Ang, FWS - 98 pts (Oxford, UK)
  • Alsace Master-Level: Kari Dawson - 92 pts (Charlotte NC, USA)

Learn more about our recent high scorers

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