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    2019 Wine Scholar Guild Awards

    Wine Scholar Guild is proud to honor those who set themselves apart by their extraordinary professional accomplishment in 2019. We take great pleasure in announcing the WSG Program Provider Awards, WSG Top Scorers Awards and WSG Master of Wine Candidate scholarships.


    WSG Program Provider Awards

    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™
     
     


    WSG Top Scorers Awards

      

    Wine Scholar Guild is excited to announce the list of top exam scorers for 2019!

    For the first time, top-scorers for French Wine Scholar™Italian Wine Scholar™ and Spanish Wine Scholar™ programs were also eligible to receive a gift from WSG Friends & Partners.

     


    WSG Master of Wine Candidate scholarships

    Each year, the Wine Scholar Guild awards a full scholarship for each of the following programs to three students of the Institute of Masters of WineFrench Wine ScholarTMItalian Wine ScholarTM and Spanish Wine ScholarTM study & certification programs.

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

     
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    INTERVIEW: Reto Thörig and Juan Lo Bello from Wein-Werkstatt (Basel, Switzerland)

    Meet Reto Thörig and Juan Lo Bello from Wein-Werkstatt in Basel, first wine school to offer the French Wine Scholar™ program in Switzerland!

    The first FWS sessions at Wein-Werkstatt are scheduled to begin March and June 2020, more information and registration HERE

    You state on your website that you help students to “experience wine – understand wine – promote wine”. Could you please introduce all the activities offered by Wein Werkstatt, your wine school in Basel?

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    WSG President receives Future 50 Award

    The Wine Scholar Guild is proud to announce that Julien Camus, WSG President, has received a “Future 50” award!

    The Future 50 list, compiled by Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), recognizes 50 talented and enterprising professionals representing the next generation of leaders within the global wine, spirit and sake industries. With over 600 nominees, Camus was selected for the award by an illustrious and international panel of judges in London in November of 2019.

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    INTERVIEW: Géraldine Gossot from Université du Vin (Suze la Rousse, France)

    Meet Géraldine Gossot, Director of l'Université du Vin in Suze la Rousse, new French Wine Scholar™ program provider in France!

    The first FWS session at l'Université du Vin is scheduled to begin December 2nd 2019, more information and registration HERE

    L'Université du Vin is one of the oldest wine education centers in France... Can you tell us more about the University, its origin, mission and importance in wine education in France?

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    Get to know WSG Academic Advisor Andrew Jefford a bit better

     
    WSG Academic Advisor Andrew Jefford was recently interviewed by Gavin Smith for the blog of wine merchant Fine+Rare.

    Words from Andrew on this thought-provoking interview:

    "I asked him to leave out the softballs, as 'polite' or 'respectful' interviews are tedious.  He didn't actually lay into me (though I'm eminently attackable) but he did ask some fascinatingly deep questions which I enjoyed answering. 

    Among the topics we covered were the language of wine, wine and philosophy, wine writing, wine judging, the wine competitions I'm involved in, the scoring of wines and its effect on wine craftsmen and craftswomen, wine writers and corruption, the definition of 'great wine', the importance of wine-makers in wine creation and their relationship to terroir, exciting wine regions, varietal plurality, alcohol in wine -- and a question on recent wine experiences, which I was able to answer by referring to a recent Wine Scholar Guild study trip in Alsace."

    You can read the full interview HERE

    Andrew will be leading the following WSG study trips in 2020:

    - Bourgogne Wine Study Trip (May 2020 - SOLD OUT)
    - Alsace Wine Study Trip (June 2020)
    - Rhône Wine Study Trip (October 2020)
    - Languedoc-Roussillon Wine Study Trip (October 2020)

     

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    WSG instructor Tanya Morning Star Darling becomes Ambassador of Orvieto Wines

    The Wine Scholar Guild would like to announce that their own Tanya Morning Star Darling (WSG program provider in the Seattle area through her school Cellar Muse) has embarked on an exciting project with the Consorzio of Orvieto DOC, with an aim to bring awareness to a historical wine region, it’s exceptional terroirs and wines. Acting as Orvieto DOC’s first official Ambassador of Orvieto Wines, Tanya is embarking on a comprehensive Master Class project to be launched via Wine Scholar Guild member webinar, and in schools teaching Wine Scholar Guild programs globally in 2020.

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    INTERVIEW: Rebecca Christophersen from Italian Wine Institute (Florence, Italy)

    Meet Rebecca Christophersen, founder of the Italian Wine Institute in Florence, first wine school to offer the Italian Wine Scholar™ program in Italy!

    Their first IWS session is scheduled to begin March 3rd 2020 (Unit 1), more information and registration HERE.

    Could you give us a bit of background on your personal and/or professional history in wine and what made you decide to move into wine education?

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