Member Webinars

Member Webinars

Member Webinars

The French Wine Society offers its active members access to its Continuing Education Program be composed of monthly thematical webinars.

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 Upcoming Webinars:

Date Topic Presenter City
Wed. Feb. 10, 2016
12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST
David Glancy -
Wed. Feb. 17, 2016
12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST
Lucas Payà -
Wed. Mar. 16, 2016
12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST
Paul Wagner -
Wed. Mar. 30, 2016
12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST
Vicky Monrozier -
Wed. Apr. 6, 2016
12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST
Ken Place -
Wed. Apr. 27, 2016
12:00pm EST
Alfonso Cevola -
Wed. May. 18, 2016
12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST
Don and Petie Kladstrup -
Wed. Jun. 8, 2016
12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST
Gildas L'Hostis -
Wed. Jun. 29, 2016
12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST
Lisa Airey, FWS, CWE -

All Past Webinar Recordings:

 08 February 2016
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Synopsis of Webinar: There's more to life than wine (gasp!) In this webinar, we will be joined by Master Sommelier, David Glancy, FWS who covers the gamut of beverages in his Somm Essentials ...
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Synopsis of Webinar: There's more to life than wine (gasp!) In this webinar, we will be joined by Master Sommelier, David Glancy, FWS who covers ...
08 February 2016
 25 January 2016
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A look at the rising star status of Pinot Noir in California including top regions, clones and styles. Presenter: Karen MacNeil Karen MacNeil is the President of Karen MacNeil and Company and ...
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A look at the rising star status of Pinot Noir in California including top regions, clones and styles. Presenter: Karen MacNeil Karen MacNeil ...
25 January 2016
 13 January 2016
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Synopsis of Webinar: What is a fortified wine? Our presenter will answer this question, along with providing an historical and geographic context. Guilherme will present the winemaking ...
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Synopsis of Webinar: What is a fortified wine? Our presenter will answer this question, along with providing an historical and geographic context. ...
13 January 2016
 19 November 2015
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Synopsis of Webinar:Although American by nationality, Peter Liem lives in the Champagne region, in the small and charmingly named village of Dizy, just behind the Gaston Chiquet estate and down the ...
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Synopsis of Webinar:Although American by nationality, Peter Liem lives in the Champagne region, in the small and charmingly named village of Dizy, ...
19 November 2015
 19 November 2015
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Synopsis of Webinar:What is the proper way to store and serve sparkling wines, fortified wines or dessert wines? Plus, once you have them in the cellar, what is the best way to recommend and sell ...
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Synopsis of Webinar:What is the proper way to store and serve sparkling wines, fortified wines or dessert wines? Plus, once you have them in the ...
19 November 2015
 18 November 2015
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Synopsis: Forbes columnist and founder of 365daysofwine.com, Cathy Huyghe is now the author of Hungry for Wine, a book that includes some things you never expected to find in a book about wine -- ...
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Synopsis: Forbes columnist and founder of 365daysofwine.com, Cathy Huyghe is now the author of Hungry for Wine, a book that includes some things ...
18 November 2015
 10 November 2015
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Synopsis: Get a thorough view of Alsatian Riesling from an expert on Alsace! This grape variety with the highest reputation in Alsace can produce wines with an incredibly wide range of styles, ...
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Synopsis: Get a thorough view of Alsatian Riesling from an expert on Alsace! This grape variety with the highest reputation in Alsace can produce ...
10 November 2015
 21 October 2015
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Synopsis: As Market Advisor to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) for North America, Mary is in the perfect position to provide us with an in-depth look at Bordeaux's white wines. Presenter: ...
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Synopsis: As Market Advisor to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) for North America, Mary is in the perfect position to provide us with an in-depth ...
21 October 2015
 14 October 2015
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Synopsis: Born and raised in France, Martine Saunier came to the U.S. in the 1960s and eventually entered the wine industry importing top French wine first for an importer/distributor and later ...
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Synopsis: Born and raised in France, Martine Saunier came to the U.S. in the 1960s and eventually entered the wine industry importing top French ...
14 October 2015
 30 September 2015
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Synopsis: With the help of behavioral scientist Tim Hallbom, Tim Gaiser worked to deconstruct his own internal wine tasting strategies. Gaiser has since taken this experience and expanded it by ...
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Synopsis: With the help of behavioral scientist Tim Hallbom, Tim Gaiser worked to deconstruct his own internal wine tasting strategies. Gaiser ...
30 September 2015
 14 September 2015
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Synopsis: Valencay, Epoisses, Camembert and Brie—it is no wonder that France holds the reputation as the king of cheeses! Join us as we offer homage to fromage, both the rustic and refined French ...
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Synopsis: Valencay, Epoisses, Camembert and Brie—it is no wonder that France holds the reputation as the king of cheeses! Join us as we offer ...
14 September 2015
 15 June 2015
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Synopsis: When developing a marketing strategy for a wine, the objective is to maximize profit while providing the consumer with the highest value. In some cases, market segmentation will provide ...
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Synopsis: When developing a marketing strategy for a wine, the objective is to maximize profit while providing the consumer with the highest value. ...
15 June 2015
 09 June 2015
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Synopsis: During his presentation, Dr. Kennedy will explore the wonderful world of red wine tannins.  Crafting well balanced, perfectly extracted red wine takes time to master.  Beginning in the ...
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Synopsis: During his presentation, Dr. Kennedy will explore the wonderful world of red wine tannins.  Crafting well balanced, perfectly extracted ...
09 June 2015
 26 May 2015
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Synopsis: Wine Futures, often referred to as the En Primeur campaign, are a means to buy the most highly sought-after Bordeaux wines in advance of their release to the market. The Futures campaign ...
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Synopsis: Wine Futures, often referred to as the En Primeur campaign, are a means to buy the most highly sought-after Bordeaux wines in advance of ...
26 May 2015
 05 May 2015
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Synopsis: Do you prefer Rieslings that are floral or fruity? Or do you appreciate an Old World style of Riesling with a petrol character? Regardless of your preference, the characteristics of ...
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Synopsis: Do you prefer Rieslings that are floral or fruity? Or do you appreciate an Old World style of Riesling with a petrol character? ...
05 May 2015
 14 April 2015
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Postmodern Winemaking In this intriguing discussion on winemaking in the modern era, Clark Smith will discuss the principles explored in his book, Postmodern Winemaking, named Wine & Spirits ...
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Postmodern Winemaking In this intriguing discussion on winemaking in the modern era, Clark Smith will discuss the principles explored in his book, ...
14 April 2015
 14 April 2015
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Vini 101: An Introduction to Vinification/Winemaking As was discussed in Viti 101, wine is a product of many influences, particularly those that happen in the vineyard. However, grape growing is ...
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Vini 101: An Introduction to Vinification/Winemaking As was discussed in Viti 101, wine is a product of many influences, particularly those that ...
14 April 2015
 13 April 2015
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Provence: Is there Life Beyond Rosé? Provence is all about rosé. In fact, rosé makes up 90% of Provence’s total wine production. Not surprising, the economics of rosé are very important. As a wine ...
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Provence: Is there Life Beyond Rosé? Provence is all about rosé. In fact, rosé makes up 90% of Provence’s total wine production. Not surprising, ...
13 April 2015
 11 February 2015
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Chenin Blanc is a wonderful grape variety, capable of creating some of the world’s best wines, especially in the Loire Valley. Yet, even here, in the “Kingdom of Chenin,” plantings of Chenin Blanc ...
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Chenin Blanc is a wonderful grape variety, capable of creating some of the world’s best wines, especially in the Loire Valley. Yet, even here, in the ...
11 February 2015
 08 February 2015
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Viti 101: An Introduction to Viticulture Wine is a product of grapes, but it is just as much a product of the environment in which those grapes are grown. In this webinar, we will explore the ...
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Viti 101: An Introduction to Viticulture Wine is a product of grapes, but it is just as much a product of the environment in which those grapes ...
08 February 2015
 06 February 2015
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Barolo and Burgundy share many similarities. Their highest quality red grapes - Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir - are thin-skinned, late ripening grapes that prefer mid-level altitudes. They produce wines ...
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Barolo and Burgundy share many similarities. Their highest quality red grapes - Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir - are thin-skinned, late ripening grapes that ...
06 February 2015
 21 January 2015
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How to Recognize and Teach Wine Faults Join Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser in an seminar exploring the major wine flaws.  Tim will discuss the causes, effects, and sensory markers for wine flaws ...
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How to Recognize and Teach Wine Faults Join Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser in an seminar exploring the major wine flaws.  Tim will discuss the ...
21 January 2015
 14 January 2015
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The most successful retailers create a strategy that is so different and compelling that it renders competitors irrelevant and they are written up in major business magazines for how well they ...
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The most successful retailers create a strategy that is so different and compelling that it renders competitors irrelevant and they are written up in ...
14 January 2015
 17 December 2014
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Bordeaux Vintage vs. Bordeaux Terroir Terroir and vintage are two of the key concepts in winemaking, but in Bordeaux they interact and express themselves in interesting and unexpected ways. This ...
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Bordeaux Vintage vs. Bordeaux Terroir Terroir and vintage are two of the key concepts in winemaking, but in Bordeaux they interact and express ...
17 December 2014
 10 December 2014
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Beyond Food & Wine Pairing 101: Take Your Tastebuds to the Next Level! Traditional food and wine pairing recommendations focus on basic wine dimensions such as aromas, acidity, tannins or ...
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Beyond Food & Wine Pairing 101: Take Your Tastebuds to the Next Level! Traditional food and wine pairing recommendations focus on basic wine ...
10 December 2014
 30 November 2014
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Palmer & Co: The Improbable Story of Champagne's Hidden Gem, Named for an English Biscuit! The largely unheralded Palmer & Co. is a Champagne cooperative started in 1947 that - somewhat ...
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Palmer & Co: The Improbable Story of Champagne's Hidden Gem, Named for an English Biscuit! The largely unheralded Palmer & Co. is a ...
30 November 2014
 19 November 2014
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Land of the Lost: Burgundy's La Cote Chalonnaise It has been called Burgundy’s “lost” region; others have referred to it as Burgundy’s “forgotten” area. But, how can this be when it appears to ...
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Land of the Lost: Burgundy's La Cote Chalonnaise It has been called Burgundy’s “lost” region; others have referred to it as Burgundy’s ...
19 November 2014
 29 October 2014
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Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux: A Category Whose Time Has Come The Cru Bourgeois category of Bordeaux wine has a long and illustrious history in this famed region, but many people may not know about these ...
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Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux: A Category Whose Time Has Come The Cru Bourgeois category of Bordeaux wine has a long and illustrious history in this ...
29 October 2014
 21 October 2014
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Rediscovering Kallisté: The Metamorphosis of Corsican Wines If all you know about Corsica is that Napoleon was born there, you probably don’t know that the Greeks, who knew a few things about ...
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Rediscovering Kallisté: The Metamorphosis of Corsican Wines If all you know about Corsica is that Napoleon was born there, you probably don’t know ...
21 October 2014

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