Building upon the Wine Scholar Guild’s Bourgogne Master-Level program, an in-depth certification program on Bourgogne wines, WSG launches a Bourgogne Master-LevelIntensive Course... on site! This inaugural session will be taking place May 11-15th 2020 in Beaune, the region’s wine capital. This 5-day, intensive classroom & tasting experience will be presented and taught by Bourgogne wine expertTimothy Magnus.
Join us for 5 days of complete immersion with structured, in-depth lectures covering all aspects of Bourgogne wine production, terroirs and producers with extensive tutored tastings of top-quality wines including some of the region’s iconic domaines. The program will be complemented with field trips and domaine visits!
Limited to 20 participants. Enroll now!
2020 WINE IMMERSION STUDY TRIPS| SELLING OUT FAST!
Travel in small groups of wine professionals and committed students of wine under the guidance of world-renowned regional experts. Experience intensive, professional-level study trips packed with visits of top estates and learn by meeting some of the region's best, most influential winemakers.
WSG study trips are in high demand. 3 destinations are already sold out: Bourgogne, Rhone and Sicily!
Don't miss out by waiting – Sign up Today!
French Wine Scholar™|ONLINE 15-Week, Instructor-Led Format Starts December 2nd
All the FWS study material + 8live review webinars with acclaimed educators:
Sharon McLean, CS, DipWSET, FWS, IWS, authorized instructor of Wine Scholar Guild, an accredited Bordeaux instructor.
Lisa M. Airey, CWE, FWS, Director of Education for the Wine Scholar Guild since 2009.
Italian Wine Scholar™|ONLINE 15-Week, Instructor-Led Format Unit 1 | StartsJanuary 20th Master the wines of Northern Italy!
All the IWS Unit 1 study material + 7live review webinars with acclaimed educators:
Ciro Pirone, IWS, IWA Italian Wine Ambassador (Vinitaly), Italian Wine Specialist (NASA).
Maurizio Broggi, DipWSET, IWS, FWS, CSW, creator of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program.
Classroom Instruction | WHERE TO STUDY
Nothing can beat live classroom instruction with extensive tutored tasting!
Find an Approved Program Provider near you among the 60+ wine schoolsin28 countries offering WSG programs.
Recent additions include Degustar (Stuttgart, Germany), Corkbuzz (New York, USA) and More than Wines (Valencia, Spain)
BLOG|The 2018 Vintage in France By Andrew Jefford
Andrew Jefford, award-winning author and columnist for Decanter and World of Fine Wine as well as Wine Scholar Guild Academic Advisor, gives us his insight about the 2018 vintage in France. As October 2018 got underway, wine-growing France let out an audible collective sigh of relief. After shortages due to repeated hail and frost traumas in recent years, 2018 marked a gratifying return to generosity for French wine growers.
BLOG|Why Valpolicella and Valpolicella Superiore are Poised for a Comeback By Tom Hyland
The wines of Valpolicella dance across the tongue with the same lift and loveliness as the name itself. Ideal with humble pastas as well as lighter red meats and game birds, it is well-suited to the table. As the more modest bottling of the Valpolicella region, it is largely (and unfairly) overlooked among Italian reds these days.
UPCOMING MEMBER WEBINAR| Wines from the Ancient World WithPaul Wagner | Nov. 6
In this webinar, Paul Wagner will take us back to cradle of wine in the world and to those ancient days, and connect them to what we can experience today.
Become a WSG member to watch this webinar on demandand access 2 live webinars a month & 100+ recordings (Videos & MP3). Don’t miss out on another webinar!
UPCOMING MEMBER WEBINAR| Vini Macerati With Richard Baudains |Nov. 13
Join Decanter Magazine journalist Richard Baudains for an insider look at the skin-contact white wines of Friuli.
In this webinar, Richard Baudains will explore the various maceration process protocols adopted in Friuli as well as the most suitable grape varieties used for this style. Richard will also discuss the profile of the wines and some of the principal orange wine producers of Friuli.
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT| Bourgogne Online Learning Game
Following our first three online, map-based learning games on the wines of France, Italy and Spain, WSG is thrilled to release its first region-focussed learning game.
This new member benefit turns WSG's Bourgogne wine maps into interactive learning games allowing members to master Bourgogne's sub-regions, cities & appellations in no time!
Become unbeatable on wine geography in a snap!
LATEST NEWS |INTERVIEW Jörg Philipp from Degustar (Stuttgart, Germany)
Meet Jörg Philipp, founder of Degustar in Stuttgart, a new approved program provider for WSG's brand new Spanish Wine Scholar™ program…
Your company, Degustar, is based in Stuttgart, Germany but you also work in Shanghai, China. Can you please summarize all the activities offered by Degustar in Germany and in China?
WSG SCHOLARSHIPS |for Master of Wine Candidates
Each year, the Wine Scholar Guild awards a full scholarship for each of the following programs to three students of the Institute of Masters of Wine: French Wine Scholar , Italian Wine Scholar and Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification programs.
These scholarships are designed to allow students preparing for the Master of Wine exam to further and strengthen their French, Italian or Spanish wine knowledge.
Applications are open and close Dec. 15th.
WSG THANKS THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR SUPPORT: