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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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    A new logo for French, Italian and Spanish Wine Scholar graduates

    Today this date, 2000 students have earned the French Wine Scholar title and FWS post-nominal. 250 committed students of wine have also earned the IWS (Italian Wine Scholar) post-nominal since the program was launched in 2017.

    Upon request from these FWS and IWS graduates, we have created new logos which you can add to your email signature and business card.

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    INTERVIEW: Ettore Donadeo from Caplan Wine Academy (Tokyo, Japan)

    Meet Ettore Donadeo, instructor at Caplan Wine Academy in Tokyo, first wine school to launch the Italian Wine Scholar in Japan!

    Their first IWS session is scheduled to begin April 16th, more information and registration HERE.

     

    Ettore, could you give us a bit of background on your personal and/or professional history in wine and how you got to Japan?

    I arrived in Japan in 2008 after having graduated in Japanese language in Venice. First I worked as a software programmer, learning everything from scratch, but then I discovered my "true calling". In 2012 I went for some months in New Zealand where I got WSET Level 2 and Level 3, then back to Japan I started working in the industry. In 2017 I got the WSET Diploma and started working as a wine teacher at Caplan Wine Academy in Tokyo. Finally in 2019 I passed the IWS exam with High-est Honors!

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    2018 Wine Scholar Guild Awards

    The Wine Scholar Guild takes great pride in its high-caliber program provider network. Our instructors are consummate and extraordinarily educated wine professionals. They stand out among their peers.
     
    Each year, we honor the best of the best in recognition of their stellar accomplishments as teachers and program providers. The Wine Scholar Guild is pleased to reward the best Instructors and Program Providers with WSG Awards for each category: French Wine Scholar™ and Italian Wine Scholar™.
     
     

    Cru Consultancy
    (Vancouver, Canada)
    INTERVIEW

    Tanya Morning Star Darling
    (Seattle, WA)
    INTERVIEW

    AWSEC 
    (Hong Kong)
    INTERVIEW

    Jimmy Smith
    (London, UK)
    INTERVIEW
     
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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...

    INTERVIEW: Paulo Brammer & Thiago Mendes of EnoCultura, new FWS program provider in Brazil

    Meet Eno Cultura, a new French Wine Scholar approved program provider in Brazil.

    Their first FWS session is scheduled to begin October 18th in Sao Paulo. Learn more HERE.

    Sharing their accumulated knowledge from over 25 years combined experience in the European wine industry, Paulo Brammer and Thiago Mendes founded EnoCultura wine school in 2013.

    Q: Paulo, could you give us a bit of background on your personal and/or professional history in wine and your wine school, Eno Cultura?

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    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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