September Monthly Bulletin | Get Ready for our new online series, Soil Signatures
Plus a new sessions of the Certified Sherry Wine Specialist is announced
SEPTEMBER MONTHLY BULLETIN
NEW ONLINE SERIES| SOIL SIGNATURES
Join us for this new online series starting October 11 and explore one of the key tenets of terroir: the notion that a wine’s fundamental character is derived from its place of origin. Do soil signatures exist? How do climate and topography come into play?
Over eight webinars, our instructors and panelists will explore this topic in general while closely examining twelve of the most significant vineyard soils in the wine world: Clay, Limestone/Chalk/Marl, Schist/Slate, Volcanics, Sand/Sandstone, Granite, and Gravels/Rolled Pebbles.
NEW SESSION | CERTIFIED SHERRY WINE SPECIALIST (CSWS)
Registration has just opened for a new December session of the extremely successful Certified Sherry Wine Specialist® (CSWS) certification program, don't wait to save your seat.
This course includes two live webinars with world-class sommelier Lucas Payà and a tasting of six Lustau sherry wines. The award of Certified Sherry Wine Specialist will be given to students who successfully pass a 50-question graded test at the conclusion of the course.
NEXT INSTRUCTOR-LED SESSIONS | STARTING ONLINE SOON!
The dates given are when our next sessions begin - click on the pins below to start your next wine adventure!
French Wine Scholar
Italian Wine Scholar
Spanish Wine Scholar
Unit 1 Sep 9 Unit 2 Sep
WSG PROGRAMS | Find a Program Provider
More than 95 wine schools in 30 countries offer Wine Scholar Guild study programs. Find an Approved Program Provider near you for live classroom instruction with extensive tutored tasting.
BLOG| Ten Best Spanish White Wines
As the global popularity of Spanish wine grows, more exciting options are becoming available in restaurants and wine shops. These wonderful – and often underappreciated selections – represent not only a great value, but excellent variety and versatility.
BLOG | Vine to Wine: A Year of Viti/Vini - August
August is the calm before the harvest storm. Vegetative growth has slowed considerably and, in some climates, stopped completely due to water stress. The vine now turns its efforts to ripening the fruit that it has developed earlier in the season.
The September edition is coming soon: subscribe to the blog updates to be notified as soon as the next Vine to Wine blog is posted.
WEBINAR |The Grafted Grapevine Pt III
For the final webinar of the series, Thomas Dormegnies focuses on rootstocks, the living link between scion and soil. He will discuss this link between rootstock and terroir, and how they may impact flavor. As climate continues to change, rootstocks have been and are increasingly key to vine health. Find out why.
NEW WSG PROJECT|The Architecture of Taste
Announcing the Architecture of Taste Research Project! The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) has initiated an ambitious undertaking aimed at developing a new way to assess wine. The Architecture of Taste Research Project aspires to find a way to empower the individual to taste and describe wine with an enriched and universal lexicon that not only dives deeper into assessing the qualities of a wine’s building blocks but also into the nature of a wine’s personality and, where relevant, its corresponding terroir signature. Click on the link below to read the full story.