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. Sep. 21, 2016
12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST
Guilherme Marques Martins, Ph.D. -
Wed. Sep. 28, 2016
12:00pm EST
Alice Feiring -
Wed. Oct. 12, 2016
12:00pm EST
Ciro Pirone -
Mon. Oct. 24, 2016
12:00pm EST
Adam Centamore -
Wed. Nov. 16, 2016
11:30am EST
Barbara Philip MW -
Wed. Nov. 30, 2016
12:00pm EST
Nick Bielak -
Wed. Dec. 7, 2016
12:00pm EST
Don and Petie Kladstrup -

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All Past Webinar Recordings:

 27 June 2016
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Synopsis: This webinar discusses the subtle art of selling and upselling. Learn how to recommend a wine, pop that cork and sell the second bottle. Find out how to move a patron on to bigger and ...
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Synopsis: This webinar discusses the subtle art of selling and upselling. Learn how to recommend a wine, pop that cork and sell the second bottle. ...
27 June 2016
 10 June 2016
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Webinar Synopsis: After providing a general introduction to the world of Swiss wine, L'Hostis will discuss the wine market in Switzerland and why Swiss winemakers struggle to find new markets ...
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Webinar Synopsis: After providing a general introduction to the world of Swiss wine, L'Hostis will discuss the wine market in Switzerland and why ...
10 June 2016
 26 May 2016
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Synopsis of Webinar: Tour through Spain’s greatest red grape varieties and the most important wines they produce. This webinar will present several wines from Spain’s most iconic vineyards, along ...
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Synopsis of Webinar: Tour through Spain’s greatest red grape varieties and the most important wines they produce. This webinar will present several ...
26 May 2016
 18 May 2016
  322  
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Presentation Summary: In their book, Wine & War: The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure, husband-and-wife journalists, Don and Petie Kladstrup, recount the ...
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Presentation Summary: In their book, Wine & War: The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure, husband-and-wife ...
18 May 2016
 27 April 2016
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Webinar Abstract: The Italian wine landscape is beautiful but treacherously complicated. Alfonso Cevola, who writes the “On the wine trail in Italy” blog since 2005 will (virtually) hand out ...
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Webinar Abstract: The Italian wine landscape is beautiful but treacherously complicated. Alfonso Cevola, who writes the “On the wine trail in Italy ...
27 April 2016
 01 April 2016
  459  
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In this webinar, Ken will explore different online tools, apps and social media to: Manage your cellar (CellarTracker) Share what you are drinking (Vivino, Delectable, Crushed) Expand your wine ...
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In this webinar, Ken will explore different online tools, apps and social media to: Manage your cellar (CellarTracker) Share what you are ...
01 April 2016
 14 March 2016
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Italian wine through the lenses of history, society, and culture... Paul Wagner has always believed that wine is much more effectively understood as a product of culture than of geology, and ...
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Italian wine through the lenses of history, society, and culture... Paul Wagner has always believed that wine is much more effectively ...
14 March 2016
 17 February 2016
  760  
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Synopsis of Webinar: Tour through Spain’s greatest white grape varieties and the most important wines they produce. This webinar will present several wines from Spain’s most iconic vineyards, ...
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Synopsis of Webinar: Tour through Spain’s greatest white grape varieties and the most important wines they produce. This webinar will ...
17 February 2016
 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 ...
08 February 2016
 25 January 2016
  658  
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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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Webinar Synopsis: 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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Webinar Synopsis: 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
 14 October 2015
  795  
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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
 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
 16 April 2015
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Delve into Champagne with the insight of Champagne experts and masterful instructors..sign up for the Champagne Master-Level program and Champagne Study Wine Tour
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Delve into Champagne with the insight of Champagne experts and masterful instructors..sign up for the Champagne Master-Level program and Champagne ...
16 April 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
 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
 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
 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
 23 September 2014
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A Short History of France in 9 Glasses of Wine While any presentation on wine will focus on regional differences, wine is a product of culture, more than it is of geology. Exploring the ...
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A Short History of France in 9 Glasses of Wine While any presentation on wine will focus on regional differences, wine is a product of ...
23 September 2014
 17 September 2014
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The New Face of France: The Seemingly Impossible Rise of Olivier Chanzy in Meursault Olivier Chanzy is quite clearly part of the new generation of "can do" French. His triumphant story is a tale of ...
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The New Face of France: The Seemingly Impossible Rise of Olivier Chanzy in Meursault Olivier Chanzy is quite clearly part of the new generation of ...
17 September 2014
 18 June 2014
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Beyond the obvious: Nuances of wine tasting a pro should know This session explores strategies and techniques for tasting and is intended to address nuances many may know but often overlook or ...
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Beyond the obvious: Nuances of wine tasting a pro should know This session explores strategies and techniques for tasting and is intended to ...
18 June 2014

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