WSG Monthly Bulletin - Aug 2018 news & updates

French Wine Society
- WSG Bulletin - August 2018


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


PREVIEW: FWS | 15-week, instrctor-led online program

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Embark on the French Wine Scholar program's 2018 instructor-led online session and enjoy 15 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 if you don't have a program provider near you!

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 September 4th launch! Learn More


IWS Unit 2, online, instructor-led starts Sep. 20th

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Our first Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 session in a live, online, instructor-led format will launch September 20th 2018!

Your instructors for this session:

  • Alan Tardi, Italian wine authority & award-wining author
  • Maurizio Broggi, WSETDip, FWS, IWS Education Director

Follow our 15-week schedule of study with live review webinars every 2-3 weeks to keep you focused on the finish line!

Missed the live, online, instructor-led IWS Unit 1 session earlier this year? You can start with Unit 2 as both units can be taken in any order!

Registration is now open. Sign up now and get your manual in advance of our Sept. 20th launch!


WSG Providers Map


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


SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Study Trips

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We are pleased to anounce our 2019 programming for immersion study trips to France and Italy!

  • Piedmont May 19-24 with Kerin O'KEEFE, Italian Wine Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • Tuscany May 26-31 wth Jane HUNT MW, senior judge for Italian wines at the Decanter World Wine Awards

  • Bourgogne June 2-7 with Andrew JEFFORD, award-winning journalist for Decanter magazine

  • Champagne June 11-15 with Essi AVELLAN MW, world-renowned champagne specialist

  • Bordeaux June 16-21 with Jane ANSON, Bordeaux Correspondent, Decanter Magazine

  • Loire June 23-28 with Pascaline LEPELTIER MS, Loire native & expert

  • Alsace Oct. 20-25 with Andrew JEFFORD, award-winning journalist for Decanter magazine

  • Champagne Oct. 28-Nov. 1st with Essi AVELLAN MW, world-renowned champagne specialist

Detailed itinaries, pricing and registration will be available this September. WSG active members & past trip participants will receive a one-week advance notice to register for the 2019 trips which will sell-out very quickly.


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!


.   Interview: Meet EnoCultura, a new FWS provider in Brazil   .

Eno Cultura

Sharing their accumulated knowledge from over 25 years combined experience in the European wine industry, Paulo Brammer and Thiago Mendes founded Eno Cultura wine school in 2013.

Q: Paulo, could you give us a bit of background on your personal and/or professional history in wine and your wine school, Eno Cultura?

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    BLOG: A Guide to the Lesser Known Piemonte Reds    

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Any wine student or lover of Italian wines can name the country’s most famous red wines, such as Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino or Amarone della Valpolicella. But given the variety of Italian wines and grape types, it stands to reason that there are many more examples produced throughout the country. This article is the first in a series about a few of the lesser known red wines of Italy; we begin with Piemonte.

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