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    [Video Preview] Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Online format with Andrea Eby

    Learn about the Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 2 | online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

    This live webinar took place live on June 12th, 2019

    Note: Unit 1 & Unit 2 can be taken in any order.

    About this webinar:

      • Find out about the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 (Central & Southern Italy) curriculum
      • Preview of the online 15-week Instructor-Led Format format
      • Get a feel for the emphasis and thrust of this certification program and if it is “a fit” for your professional development goals.

    Meet your instructors: 

     

    Andrea Eby


    Andrea Eby IWS, DipWSET, CSW

    • Manager, buyer and consultant at Banville & Jones Wine Co. in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
    • Senior educator and partner at the Wine & Drinks College of Manitoba where she instructs for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Wine Scholar Guild, and ASI accredited Sommelier programs.
    • DipWSET holder with Distinction and awarded the ProWein Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments. Andrea has been accepted into the Institute or Masters of Wine
    • Judge for the International Wine & Spirit Challenge, member of the editorial board of the Cellar Door magazine and active member of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers
    • Passionate about the wines of Italy, Italian Wine Scholar with highest honors, VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador.

    Maurizio Broggi


    Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS, IWS, CSW

    • Creator of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program 
    • WSET Advanced Top World Scorer 2013, Level 2 Top Scorer 2013  
    • Member of Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS)
    • Previous Wine Ambassador and Consultant for various Italian Consortia
    • Certified Specialist of Wine (SWE) & Certified Sommelier (CMS)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    About the Italian Wine Scholar ™ online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

    Master the wines of Northern Italy through 15 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 9 live review webinars.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on June 27th 2019, register today!

    Price: $695

    Register Now

    Note: Unit 1 & Unit 2 can be taken in any order.

    The Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 2 online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format includes:

    Italian Wine Scholar live online format

    Plus:

    • A schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
    • The Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 2 online exam*
    • Access to repeat-after-me pronunciation exercise
    • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • Downloadable maps
    • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group organized by students enrolled in the online program 

    This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

    We provide true tech support, stellar instruction from acclaimed instructors, a flexible schedule of study designed for busy professionals and all the necessary tools to master the wines of northern Italy.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on February 27th 2018, register today!

    Price: $695

    Register Now

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    [Live Preview] Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Online format with Andrea Eby

    Learn about the Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 2 | online | 15week Instructor-Led Format

    via live webinar on:

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 12 noon EST (NYC)

    9 am PST Seattle, 5:00 pm UK, 6:00 pm France, 1:00 am in Hong-Kong

    About this webinar:

      • Find out about the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 (Central & Southern Italy) curriculum
      • Preview of the online 15-week Instructor-Led Format format
      • Get a feel for the emphasis and thrust of this certification program and if it is “a fit” for your professional development goals.
      • Duration: 15 min

    Register for the FREE preview webinar:

    

    Instructions on how to access this live webinar will be emailed to all registered 48 hours prior to the webinar.

    Meet your instructors: 

     

    Andrea Eby


    Andrea Eby IWS, DipWSET, CSW

    • Manager, buyer and consultant at Banville & Jones Wine Co. in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
    • Senior educator and partner at the Wine & Drinks College of Manitoba where she instructs for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Wine Scholar Guild, and ASI accredited Sommelier programs.
    • DipWSET holder with Distinction and awarded the ProWein Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments. Andrea has been accepted into the Institute or Masters of Wine
    • Judge for the International Wine & Spirit Challenge, member of the editorial board of the Cellar Door magazine and active member of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers
    • Passionate about the wines of Italy, Italian Wine Scholar with highest honors, VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador.

    Maurizio Broggi


    Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS, IWS, CSW

    • Creator of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program 
    • WSET Advanced Top World Scorer 2013, Level 2 Top Scorer 2013  
    • Member of Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS)
    • Previous Wine Ambassador and Consultant for various Italian Consortia
    • Certified Specialist of Wine (SWE) & Certified Sommelier (CMS)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    About the Italian Wine Scholar ™ online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

    Master the wines of Central & Southern Italy through 15 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 8 live review webinars.

    This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

    We provide true tech support, stellar instruction from acclaimed instructors, a flexible schedule of study designed for busy professionals and all the necessary tools to master the wines of Central & Southern Italy.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on June 27th 2019, register today

    Price: $690

    REGISTER NOW

    Register for the FREE preview webinar:

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    [Live Preview] Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 Online format with Alan Tardi

    Learn about the Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 2 | online | 15week Instructor-Led Format

    via live webinar on:

    Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 12 noon EST (NYC)

    9 am PST Seattle, 5:00 pm UK, 6:00 pm France, 1:00 am in Hong-Kong

    About this webinar:

      • Find out about the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 (Central & Southern Italy) curriculum
      • Preview of the online 15-week Instructor-Led Format format
      • Get a feel for the emphasis and thrust of this certification program and if it is “a fit” for your professional development goals.
      • Duration: 15 min

    Register for the FREE preview webinar:

    Instructions on how to access this live webinar will be emailed to all registered 48 hours prior to the webinar.

    Meet your instructors: 

     


    Alan Tardi, IWS

    • Food & wine journalist with publications in The New York Times, Wine & Spirits Magazine, The Wine Spectator, Decanter, and Sommelier Journal
    • Former resident of Italy
    • Author of the James Beard award-winning book "Romancing the Vine: Life, Love and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo"
    • First-ever US Ambassador of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco

    Maurizio Broggi


    Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS, IWS, CSW

    • Creator of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program 
    • WSET Advanced Top World Scorer 2013, Level 2 Top Scorer 2013  
    • Member of Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS)
    • Previous Wine Ambassador and Consultant for various Italian Consortia
    • Certified Specialist of Wine (SWE) & Certified Sommelier (CMS)

     

     

    About the Italian Wine Scholar ™ online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

    Master the wines of Central & Southern Italy through 15 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 8 live review webinars.

    This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

    We provide true tech support, stellar instruction from acclaimed instructors, a flexible schedule of study designed for busy professionals and all the necessary tools to master the wines of Central & Southern Italy.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on February 27th 2018, register today

    Price: $690

    REGISTER NOW

    Register for the FREE preview webinar:

    Read more...

    FWS Scholarships for Master of Wine Candidates

    Each year, the Wine Scholar Guild awards three full scholarship to the French Wine Scholar™ study & certification program to three students of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

    These scholarships are designed to allow students preparing for the Master of Wine exam to further and strengthen their French wine knowledge.

    "The French Wine Scholar is a very serious wine program but fun and very enjoyable to follow. The teaching is superb and the quality of the material brilliant."
    GERARD BASSET, MW, MS, Best Sommelier in the World 2010

    Who can participate?

    This scholarship opportunity is open to all students officially enrolled in the Master of Wine program and at any stage of their studies. Eligibility to apply for this scholarship will be verified by the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW).

    Applications are open from May 1st to May 31st 2018

    Click here to learn more and submit your application

     

     

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    Live Preview • FWS Instructor-Led Format with Sharon Mclean

    Learn about the French Wine Scholar ™ online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

    via live webinar on: 

    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 07:00 pm EST (NYC)

    04:00 pm PST Seattle, 12:00 am UK, 1:00 am France, 8:00 am in Hong-Kong

    About this webinar:

      • Find out about the French Wine Scholar curriculum
      • Preview of the online 15-week Instructor-Led Format format 
      • Get a feel for the emphasis and thrust of this certification program and if it is “a fit” for your professional development goals.
      • Duration: 15 min

    Register for the FREE preview webinar:

    Instructions on how to access this live webinar will be emailed to all registered 48 hours prior to the webinar.

    Your host: Sharon Mclean, DIPWSET, FWS

    Sharon Mclean

    • Certified sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild Senior
    • Instructor of Wine Scholar Guild and WSET courses on Vancouver Island
    • WSET Diploma with the highest marks in Canada
    • An accredited Bordeaux instructor

    About the French Wine Scholar ™ online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

    Earn the French Wine Scholar™ (FWS) post-nominal through 15 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 8 live review webinars. 

    This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

    We provide true tech support, stellar instruction from world renowned instructors, a flexible schedule of study designed for busy professionals and all the necessary tools to master French wines.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on January 10th 2019, register today

    Price: $790

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    Video Preview: Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Online format with Nancy Reynolds

    Learn about the Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 1 | online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format

    This live webinar took place live on: Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 12 noon EST (NYC)

    About this webinar:

      • Find out about the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 (northern Italy) curriculum
      • Preview of the online 14-week Instructor-Led Format format
      • Get a feel for the emphasis and thrust of this certification program and if it is “a fit” for your professional development goals.

    Your host: Nancy Reynolds, DIPWSET, FWS, IWS

    Nancy Reynolds, DIPWSET, FWS, IWS

    • Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 4 Diploma with Merit, January 2010.
    • Won Brian Kirkwood award for highest score for WSET Diploma Unit 3 in Eastern Canada in 2008.
    • WSET Certified Educator and L3 exam assessor.
    • WSG Italian Wine Scholar and French Wine Scholar.
    • Completed all Wine Scholar Guild Master level courses.
    • Certified Tutor of Bordeaux Wines from L’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux.
    • Certified Rhone Master from Inter-Rhone.

    About the Italian Wine Scholar ™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format

    Master the wines of Northern Italy through 14 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 7 live review webinars.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on February 27th 2018, register today!

    Price: $690

    Register Now

    The Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 1 online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format includes:
    Italian Wine Scholar live online format

    Plus:

    • A schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
    • The Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 online exam*
    • Access to repeat-after-me pronunciation exercise
    • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • Downloadable maps
    • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group organized by students enrolled in the online program

    This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

    We provide true tech support, stellar instruction from acclaimed instructors, a flexible schedule of study designed for busy professionals and all the necessary tools to master the wines of northern Italy.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on February 27th 2018, register today!

    Price: $690

    Register Now

    Read more...

    [Live Preview] Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 Online format with Nancy Reynolds



    Learn about the Italian Wine Scholar ™ Unit 1 | online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format

    via live webinar on:

    Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 12 noon EST (NYC)

    9 am PST Seattle, 5:00 pm UK, 6:00 pm France, 1:00 am in Hong-Kong

    About this webinar:

      • Find out about the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1 (northern Italy) curriculum
      • Preview of the online 14-week Instructor-Led Format format
      • Get a feel for the emphasis and thrust of this certification program and if it is “a fit” for your professional development goals.
      • Duration: 15 min

    Register for the FREE preview webinar:

    Instructions on how to access this live webinar will be emailed to all registered 48 hours prior to the webinar.

    Your host: Nancy Reynolds, DIPWSET, FWS, IWS

    Nancy Reynolds, DIPWSET, FWS, IWS

    • Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 4 Diploma with Merit, January 2010.
    • Won Brian Kirkwood award for highest score for WSET Diploma Unit 3 in Eastern Canada in 2008.
    • WSET Certified Educator and L3 exam assessor.
    • WSG Italian Wine Scholar and French Wine Scholar.
    • Completed all Wine Scholar Guild Master level courses.
    • Certified Tutor of Bordeaux Wines from L’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux.
    • Certified Rhone Master from Inter-Rhone.

    About the Italian Wine Scholar ™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format

    Master the wines of Northern Italy through 14 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 7 live review webinars.

    This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

    We provide true tech support, stellar instruction from acclaimed instructors, a flexible schedule of study designed for busy professionals and all the necessary tools to master the wines of northern Italy.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on February 27th 2018, register today

    Price: $690
    Early bird offer: save $50 if you sign-up by February 14th 2018, use coupon code: EARLYBIRDIWS at checkout page.

    REGISTER NOW

     

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    [Live on Facebook - Aug. 18th] Preview - FWS Instructor-Led Format with Sharon Mclean

    Learn about the French Wine Scholar ™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format

    via live webinar on: 

    Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 12 noon EST (NYC)

    9 am PST Seattle, 5:00 pm UK, 6:00 pm France, 1:00 am in Hong-Kong

    About this webinar:

      • Find out about the French Wine Scholar curriculum
      • Preview of the online 14-week Instructor-Led Format format 
      • Get a feel for the emphasis and thrust of this certification program and if it is “a fit” for your professional development goals.
      • Duration: 15 min

    Register for the FREE preview webinar:

    Instructions on how to access this live webinar will be emailed to all registered 48 hours prior to the webinar.

    Your host: Sharon Mclean, DIPWSET, FWS

    Sharon Mclean

    • Certified sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild Senior
    • Instructor of Wine Scholar Guild and WSET courses on Vancouver Island
    • WSET Diploma with the highest marks in Canada
    • An accredited Bordeaux instructor

    About the French Wine Scholar ™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format

    Earn the French Wine Scholar™ (FWS) post-nominal through 14 weeks of self-study fully supported by a comprehensive study manual, interactive e-learning modules for each region, and 8 live review webinars.

    This format provides the convenience and flexibility of an online study program with interactive live “classroom” instruction delivered to a global student network via computer or tablet.

    We provide true tech support, stellar instruction from world renowned instructors, a flexible schedule of study designed for busy professionals and all the necessary tools to master French wines.

    This live and online classroom format is starting on October 24th 2017, register today 

    Price: $790 
    Early bird offer: save $50 if you sign-up by August 31st 2017, use coupon code: EARLYBIRDFWS at checkout page.

     

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    [Live on Facebook] WSG Wine Study Tour Highlights: Loire & Jura

     

    WSG Wine Study Tour Highlights: Loire & Jura

    via Live Presentation on Facebook: 

    Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 12 noon EST (NYC)

    9 am PST Seattle, 5:00 pm UK, 6:00 pm France, 1:00 am in Hong-Kong

    About this webinar:

      • Learn about the producers visited, the tour guide, as well as well the restaurants and hotels that the participants will get to enjoy during the trips in Jura and the Loire.
      • Ask your questions live to Lauriann Greene, Sommelier-conseil and study trip coordinator for WSG wine travel.
      • Duration: 10-15 min 

    Register for this FREE Live Facebook Broadcast:

    Join us for live presentation on the Wine Scholar Guild Facebook page on August 21st at 12:00 noon EST with Lauriann Greene, Sommelier-conseil, study trip coordinator for WSG wine travel.

    It will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about the producers visited, the tour guide, as well as well the restaurants and hotels that the participants will get to enjoy during the trips in Jura and the Loire.

    RSVP is not mandatory but is recommended so that we can send you a reminder and a link to watch the recorded presentation in case you cannot attend live.

    Instructions on how to access this live webinar will be emailed to all registered 48 hours prior to the webinar.

    About the Wine Scholar Guild Study Trips. 

    Experience insider tastings with winemakers and cellar masters at some of the world’s most prestigious wineries. You’ll enjoy expert instruction throughout the trips by some of the world's leading wine authorities.

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    Italian Wine Scholar Preview Webinar with Maurizio Broggi



    Learn about the Italian Wine Scholar study formats, learning tools & exam

    via Live Presentation on Facebook: 

    Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 12 noon EST (NYC)

    9 am PST Seattle, 5:00 pm UK, 6:00 pm France, 1:00 am Friday in Hong-Kong

    About this webinar:

      • Find out about the curriculum and study options.
      • Review sample exam questions.
      • Get a feel for the emphasis and thrust of this certification program and if it is “a fit” for your professional development goals.
      • Duration: 45 min-1 hr.

    Register for this FREE Live Facebook Broadcast:

    Instructions on how to access this live webinar will be emailed to all registered 48 hours prior to the webinar.

    Your host: Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS, CSW

          • Wine Scholar Guild Director of Education for Italy
          • Creator of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program 
          • WSET Advanced Top World Scorer 2013, Level 2 Top Scorer 2013  
          • Member of Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS)
          • Previous Wine Ambassador and Consultant for various Italian Consortia
          • Certified Specialist of Wine (SWE) & Certified Sommelier (CMS)

     

    About the Italian Wine Scholar study certification program:

    The Italian Wine Scholar program is a study and certification program which can be followed in classroom or online format

    It is the single most comprehensive resource on Italian Wine knowledge. It provides a solid foundation for any wine student with respect to the role of terroir, history and culture--a foundation upon which an educator, sommelier or wine enthusiast can teach, sell or enjoy Italian wines with poise and confidence.

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