Wine Scholar Guild presents IWS Prep: your foundation for the world of Italian wine!
NEW! | IWS PREP LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 2
Designed to address the needs of the inquisitive wine enthusiast and aspiring wine professional alike, IWS Prep provides an introduction to Italy and its wine regions in addition to core information on 39 of the country's best-known wines.
Including high-quality e-learning activities and a beautifully designed, 125-page, landscape-format coursebook, its rich content is full of entertaining and engaging cultural highlights.
IWS Prep is available online and through a global network of Approved Program Providers. It's a stepping stone to the internationally acclaimed Italian Wine Scholar certification program.
MORE PROGRAMS | STARTING ONLINE THIS MONTH
Register now for upcoming 10-week, instructor-led online sessions of Spanish Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2: Central & Southern Italy.
SPANISH WINE SCHOLAR Begins online October 6
ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR UNIT 2 Begins online October 15
CLASSROOM LEARNING | WHERE TO STUDY
For live classroom instruction with extensive tutored tasting, find an approved program provider near you. More than 90 wine schools in 30 countries offer Wine Scholar Guild programs.
New schools: Vitis House (Raleigh, North Carolina), Vin de Goutte (Nice, France)
MEMBER WEBINAR | AN MW'S GUIDE TO TASTING
On October 7 at noon ET, join Matthew Stubbs MW for a chance to test your tasting skills. He will be tasting two wines to illustrate the MW approach. White : Adelaide Hills Chardonnay or any cool climate Australian Chardonnay Red : Rioja Reserva If you can find them to taste along with him…great! If not, no worries you can still follow along with a dry tasting.
SAVE THE DATE! WSG Live with Christian Moueix interviewed by Andrew Jefford on October 21st... more info coming soon!
BLOG | 25 ITALIAN WINE TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Italian wine world is full of terminology that many consumers struggle to understand. Learning a few key terms can increase your confidence and help you make informed decisions when selecting your next bottle of vino. Here are 25 common terms and phrases that will help you navigate the delicious world of Italian wine.
BLOG | MAKING SENSE OF THE NUMBERS
Every wine appellation in France has a cahier des charges, a set of regulations that delineates the production zone and specifies viticultural practices and production standards. Every wine region — and even appellations within a region — can work under different rules. Take a look at this guide to help you better understand the intricacies of French wine laws.
ARTICLE | DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2020
The results are in from the world's largest wine competition! Find out which wines came away winners from the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020.
WSG CHALLENGE | FINALE ROUND ON OCTOBER 29
In celebration of its 15th anniversary, WSG and its network of Program Providers have invited students of wine to compete in a global wine knowledge competition for fun, prizes, and bragging rights!
All qualification round winners will move on to compete in a global Options Game Finale hosted by WSG on October 29th at 10:00am ET. The winner of the Finale will receive a WSG Wine Study Trip of his/her choice to France, Italy or Spain!
WSG THANKS THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR SUPPORT: