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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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    INTERVIEW: Jeni Wilson from Vintage Class (Aranda de Duero, Spain)

    Meet Jeni Wilson, founder of Vintage Class in Aranda de Duero, first wine school to launch the French Wine Scholar™ in Spain!

    Their first FWS is scheduled to begin January 22th 2020, more information and registration HERE.

    Vintage Class will also offer the Spanish Wine Scholar™ in 2020!

    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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    INTERVIEW: Gina Marano from Wine Academy of Las Vegas

    Meet Gina Marano, founder of Wine Academy of Las Vegas, our new program provider in Las Vegas! 

    Their first French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar sessions are scheduled to begin in September, 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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