SPANISH WINE SCHOLAR™ endorsed by WINES FROM SPAIN
Recognizing the exceptional depth and accuracy of the program, Wines from Spain, ICEX - Spain's Trade & Investment Government Agency - has endorsed the program.
Alfonso Janeiro Diez, Head of Wines from Spain in Madrid, states: “Wines from Spain is pleased to have had the opportunity to witness and consult on the development of this much needed and important Spanish Wine Scholar program since its inception. The program showcases the richness of Spanish wines - their authenticity, huge diversity and premium quality - combined with the rich culture and history that gave rise to their origins. The program offers a great opportunity for those who want to widen their knowledge of the wines from Spain."
Registration for the program will open later this month. Stay tuned!
LOIRE MASTER-LEVEL PROGRAM | Starts Sept. 23rd 2019 Meet Your Lead-Instructor: Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, MOF
Study under lead-instructor Pascaline Lepeltier, a Loire valley expert and advocate whose influence and accomplishments in the wine world are reaching lofty peaks:
• "Personality of the Year" RVF 2019 • "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" 2018 • "Best French Sommelier" 2018
Besides her activity as operating partner of Racines restaurant in NYC, overseeing a 2500+ wine list, Pascaline is a wine instructor for the Wine Scholar Guild, the Court of Master Sommeliers, the International Culinary Center in Manhattan, and the Wine Education Council. She is also co-author of The Dirty Guide to Wine with Alice Feiring… Learn more about, and with, this super - Loire woman!
INTERNATIONAL CULINARY CENTER Brings Italian Wine Scholar to Manhattan!
It's official! IWS will now be offered at the prestigious International Culinary Center (ICC) in NYC... home of the only program approved by the Master Court of Sommeliers Americas and ideally located in the downtown neighborhood of Soho.
ICC has imagined a bootcamp format combining the flexibility of online, distance-learning study and live classroom review & tasting sessions culminating with the exam.
Sign up NOW to start learning and preparing for the 2 full-day, intensive classroom review Unit 1 sessions taking place Saturday Oct. 19 & Saturday Oct. 26 from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and instructed by Alan Tardi, IWS.
Unit 2 (Central & Southern Italy) will be held in April 2020.
Registration for Unit 1 (Northern Italy) at ICC is open. Seats are limited!
Our network of Approved Program Providers is on the grow!
Study at one of our 60+ approved providers in 25 countries on 5 continents!
Recent additions include Wine & Spirit IQ in Bangkok (Thailand), Vintage Class in Aranda de Duero (Spain) Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy in Minneapolis–Saint Paul(Minessota), Wine Academy of Las Vegas (Nevada).
INTERVIEW|Jeni WilsonfromVintage Class in Aranda de Duero, Spain
Meet Jeni Wilson, founder of Vintage Class in Aranda de Duero, first wine school to launch the French Wine Scholar™ in Spain! Their first FWS is scheduled to begin January 22nd 2020...
INTERVIEW|Gina Marano from Wine Academy of Las Vegas
Meet Gina Marano, founder of "The Wine Academy of Las Vegas", our new program provider in Las Vegas! Their first French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar sessions are scheduled to begin in September…
UPCOMING MEMBER WEBINAR| CASSIS: A white enclave in Provence by Elizabeth GABAY, MW
Cassis is an appellation which defies the odds. In a highly popular tourist destination, it specialises in white wines in one of the hottest regions of France. Using many old traditional varieties, producers are managing to create not only fresh drinkable wines, but are also adapting to create wines which…
PODCAST| Pascaline LEPELTIER MS On the Loire, MOF, Pét-nats & more
Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier is the first and only woman awarded both the Meilleur Ouvrier de France in the sommelier category, and the Best Sommelier in France. In this episode she talks about the honor of winning MOF competition, Pét-Nats, wine making, blind tasting, the Loire, and much more. She also gives us a preview of the new Loire Master-Level course launching this September.
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT| Interactive Learning Games on Italian & Spanish wines
Think there are no better tools than blank maps to practice and learn? WSG blank wine maps have been turned into interactive learning games. Master the regions, cities, rivers, mountains & appellations in no time! French wine learning game coming soon...
BLOG|Wine meets food: Tomatoes and Sauvignon Blanc by Kirra Barnes
The best thing about studying wine is the moments that call into question every “truth” you think you know. This series of blog posts shares my memorable discoveries about what happens when wine meets food. In my house, tomato sauce is a year-round staple...