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    The Wine Quality System of Spain

    Spain began linking wine to “place” early on. As far back as the beginning of the 20th century, the need for wine regulations became self-evident. The country was experiencing rampant wine fraud; quality wines were being diluted with bulk wine on a regular basis.

    Rioja was a leader in the charge for legislation to guarantee wine origin. In 1902, a Royal Decree defined the origin of its wines by establishing a geographical link between the name of a product and the place where it is produced. Just a little over two decades later, in 1926, the first Consejo Regulador (Regulating Council) was created in Rioja. In the years that followed, Jerez and Málaga also gained regional protection.

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    The Ten Best Spanish Red Wines: A Beginner’s Guide

    Spanish red wines get a lot of press for being good values, but shopping in the Spanish wine aisle can be as daunting if you aren’t sure what grows where within the world of Spanish wines.

    Many of Spain’s best red wines are labeled with the name of the wine appellation, rarely by grape variety. At its most simplistic, Spain can be divided into three “bands” for red grape varieties and wines. The Tempranillo grape variety excels in wines from central and northern Spain, Garnacha in wines from northeastern Spain and Monastrell in southeastern Spanish wines.

    If you’ve ever felt completely overwhelmed while browsing an Spanish wine section, knowing just a few key wine names will help keep your shopping trip focused and ensure that you have the perfect wine to drink at a moment’s notice.

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    • Wineindustryadvisor.com - WSG launches Three New Online Educational Series

      Wineindustryadvisor.com - WSG launches Three New Online Educational Series

      Wineindustryadvisor.com reports on WSG's three new online education series: "Meeting of the Minds" panel discussions, "WSG Live" interviews and "The Great Debate articles.

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    • Forbes - You Might Not Be Able To Get To Spain, But With The Spanish Wine Scholar Program You Can Virtually Visit All Its Wine Regions

      Forbes - You Might Not Be Able To Get To Spain, But With The Spanish Wine Scholar Program You Can Virtually Visit All Its Wine Regions

      Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen from Forbes.com talk with Rick Fisher about the Spanish Wine Scholar program and its online version. 

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    • Foster's Daily Democrat - Take an online class, enjoy virtual tastings

      Foster's Daily Democrat - Take an online class, enjoy virtual tastings

      Foster's Daily Democrat discusses online wine education opportunities and reports on our upcoming 5-week, intensive French Wine Scholar online program starting April 6th.

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    • Somm Journal - Albariño by Rick Fisher

      Somm Journal - Albariño by Rick Fisher

      SWS Education Director Rick Fisher talks about on one of Spain’s most popular white grapes - Albariño! 

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    • The Wine Industry Advisor - Wine Scholar Guild Celebrates Program Providers of the Year and Top Exam Scorers for 2019

      The Wine Industry Advisor - Wine Scholar Guild Celebrates Program Providers of the Year and Top Exam Scorers for 2019

      The Wine Industry Advisor reports on WSG's Program Providers of the Year and Top Exam Scorers for 2019

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    • The Drinks Business - 6 new ways to become a wine, beer or spirits expert in 2020

      The Drinks Business - 6 new ways to become a wine, beer or spirits expert in 2020

      The Drinks Business mention the new Spanish Wine Scholar program in their top 6 ways to become a wine expert in 2020.

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    • Forbes - Wine Scholar Guild: Curious to Taste and Travel While Learning Wine?

      Forbes - Wine Scholar Guild: Curious to Taste and Travel While Learning Wine?

      Marisa D'Vari from Forbes.com covers Wine Scholar Guild programs and study trips

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    • NeatPour.com - Comparing Wine & Sommelier Certification Programs

      NeatPour.com - Comparing Wine & Sommelier Certification Programs

      NeatPour.com compares wine & sommelier certification programs and covers Wine Scholar Guild

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    • The Grapevine Magazine - WSG Reports on the Launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar™ Certification Program

      The Grapevine Magazine - WSG Reports on the Launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar™ Certification Program

      The Grapevine Magazine reports on the global launch of WSG's Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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    • The Wine Industry Advisor - Spanish Wine Scholar™ program launched glogally

      The Wine Industry Advisor - Spanish Wine Scholar™ program launched glogally

      The Wine Industry Advisor reports on the global launch of WSG's Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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    • Somm Journal - Wines from Spain endorses Spanish Wine Scholar™ Program

      Somm Journal - Wines from Spain endorses Spanish Wine Scholar™ Program

      Somm Journal reports on the launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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    • The Wine Industry Advisor - Spanish Wine Scholar™ Program Endorsed by Wines from Spain

      The Wine Industry Advisor - Spanish Wine Scholar™ Program Endorsed by Wines from Spain

      The Wine Industry Advisor reports on the endorsement by Wines from Spain of WSG's Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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    • Harpers Wine & Spirits - Wine Scholar Guild launches new Spanish programme

      Harpers Wine & Spirits - Wine Scholar Guild launches new Spanish programme

      Harpers reports on the launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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    • Newsweek - Interviews Lisa Airey on Wine Jobs

      Newsweek - Interviews Lisa Airey on Wine Jobs

      WSG Education Director Lisa Airey discusses different job opportunities within the wine industry and how to get those jobs.

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    • Wines from Spain - Interview with Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar Education Director

      Wines from Spain - Interview with Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar Education Director

      Rick discusses an exciting new Spanish wine education program being offered by the Wine Scholar Guild. He also talks about the joys of Garnacha Tinta, the ever-increasing popularity of Rías Baixas wines in the American marketplace, and a few of his favorite regions to visit in Spain.

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    • WineTitles Media - Andrew Jefford now WSG Academic Advisor

      WineTitles Media - Andrew Jefford now WSG Academic Advisor

      WineTitles Media reports about award-winning journalist Andrew Jefford joining the Wine Scholar Guild as Academic Advisor

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    • JancisRobinson.com - WSG as part of Internationally recognised

      JancisRobinson.com - WSG as part of Internationally recognised

      Wine Scholar Guild is added among the "Internationally Recognized" wine education providers along with WSET, IMW and CMS

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    • Drinks Business - WSG launches Spanish programme

      Drinks Business - WSG launches Spanish programme

      Drinks Business reports on the launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar program

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    • Wine Enthusiast - A Guide To Wine Certification Programs

      Wine Enthusiast - A Guide To Wine Certification Programs

      Wine Scholar Guild prgrams are discussed in Wine Enthusiast in an article on "A Guide To Wine Certification Programs"

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    • Drinks Business - Patrick Schmitt MW joins team of tutors for Champagne course

      Drinks Business - Patrick Schmitt MW joins team of tutors for Champagne course

      Drinks Business reports on Patrick Schmitt MW joining the panel of instructors teaching WSG's Champagne Master-Level Program

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    • RAI TV - 1st WSG educator trip on Italian national TV

      RAI TV - 1st WSG educator trip on Italian national TV

      The 1st Wine Scholar Guild educator trip to Italy makes the Italian news on RAI, Italian national TV.

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    • Food & Wine - The Best Courses to Help You Land a Job in Wine

      Food & Wine - The Best Courses to Help You Land a Job in Wine

    • Drinks Business - French Wine Society rebrands

      Drinks Business - French Wine Society rebrands

      Drinks Business reports about the French Wine Society rebranding as Wine Scholar Guild

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