Andrew Jefford joins the Wine Scholar Guild as Academic Advisor

The Wine Scholar Guild is starting 2019 with a bang. Andrew Jefford, award winning author and columnist for Decanter, has joined the WSG education team as Academic Advisor. This marks an exciting new chapter in the Guild’s evolution and growth. Julien Camus, WSG President, comments, “We are...

Seasonal Wines for Valentines

If you are planning a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration and want to impress your partner with the best possible wine for the occasion, overlook everything you think you know about wine pairing. Forget choosing a red to match the steak or a white for the flounder. Lose the Champagne with...

INTERVIEW: Massimiliano Guerra, first ever 100% scorer on IWS program

Massimiliano Guerra, IWS, FWS, Wine Enthusiast We have our first ever perfect score on the Italian Wine Scholar exams!

#WineScholar Instagram Contest

Where is your wine journey taking you? Diving into your study materials, tasting a memorable wine, enjoying an exquisite meal, attending a tasting or touring wine country? Put your Wine Scholar Tag on the picture and share your experience on Instagram with #WineScholar hashtag!

PODCAST: Ciro Pirone on Italian Sparkling Wine

Ciro Pirone is the Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Group and will be teaching the next online Italian Wine Scholar course beginning in February. In under 30 minutes Ciro gives us the fascinating history of Italian sparkling wine production, and discusses key points on the spumante...

PODCAST: Lisa Airey on "Change is on the horizon in the Rhone"

Wine Scholar Guild's Education Director Lisa Airey speaks to events in the past that have shaped some of the regions.

Top 10 reasons students sign-up for French Wine Scholar

Thinking about signing up for the French Wine Scholar program? Be inspired by what our students are saying about the program and the top ten reasons they give for enrolling.

Bordeaux’s top wine shops

Following on from The Wine Scholar Guild’s excellent October Bordeaux wine tour, our locally based Tour Manager, Sarah, is continuing her series of articles about travel tips to Bordeaux. This third blog looks at some of Bordeaux’s top wine-shops. Unlike many other wine regions in the world, the...

A Guide to Lesser-known Tuscan Reds: From Carmignano to Montecucco

Mention the red wines of Tuscany and immediately examples such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano come to mind. Produced primarily or exclusively from the Sangiovese grape variety, these celebrated red wines truly define this region’s viticultural...

PODCAST: Andrew Jefford on Burgundy’s “Terroir Dreamland”

Decanter’s Andrew Jefford talks with us about Burgundy’s “Terroir Dreamland” or the Côte d’Or.

INTERVIEW: Paul Miles, Executive Director at IWEG, a WSG provider in Toronto

Meet Paul Miles, educator at IWEG in Toronto, Canada. School: IWEG Educator: Paul MilesLocation: Toronto Paul Miles has worked in both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry for over twenty years, specializing in brand strategy, channel and trade marketing, strategic account and...

PODCAST: Peter Liem on Champagne Terroir - There's More to the Story

Peter Liem talks with us about the progressive movement in Champagne. As we’ll discover in this conversation, there’s more to the terroir story than the chalk soils and the weather.

Industry Testimonial: US Importer Peter Weygandt reviews the French Wine Scholar® manual

We would like to thank Peter Weygandt, one of the most highly respected importer of French wine in the USA, for taking the time to carefully review the French Wine Scholar® study manual and write us such beautiful words of testimonial. PETER'S FULL TESTIMONIAL ABOUT THE FRENCH WINE SCHOLAR® MANUAL...

PODCAST: Rick Fisher on Sherry and the SWS Program

In this episode, we are chatting with Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar Education Director, about Sherry styles and getting a behind-the-scenes peek at the forthcoming Spanish Wine Scholar Program.
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INTERVIEW: Sharon McLean of Cru Consultancy, WSG provider in British Columbia

Sharon McLean is a Certified sommelier, DipWSET and Approved French Wine Scholar Program Provider at her firm Cru Consultancy, which she owns and operates with her partner, Treve Ring.She is also the Lead Instructor for the Wine Scholar Guild’s Live Online French Wine Scholar course series, an MW...

Top Bordeaux restaurants with good wine lists

… including excellent restaurants out in the wine regions. Preparing your next Bordeaux wine tour? Sarah Graham-Beck, Tour Manager on the Wine Scholar Guild’s Bordeaux wine tours will be writing a series of articles about travel tips to Bordeaux. In this first article, Sarah shares a selection of...

INTERVIEW: Sybille Troubleyn of WineWise in Belgium

An Interview With WSG's Newest French Wine Scholar Program Provider We were recently lucky enough to add a fantastic Belgian school to our global French Wine Scholar Program Provider network. Sybille Troubleyn of Winewise in Antwerp tells us in this interview about how she got into wine, why she...

A Guide to Lesser Known Italian Red Wines: Trentino, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Sicily

In the previous post, we considered lesser known red grape varieties and wines from Piemonte. For this article, we will examine similar wines and grapes from Trentino, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Sicily.

PODCAST: Maurizio Broggi on Northern Italy

Maurizio Broggi, DWS, FWS, is the Education Director for the Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) program. During an eight-day summer tour, he led a group of IWS educators through three of Italy’s northern wine producing regions, Trentino, Franciacorta and Lugana.

INTERVIEW: Julien Boulard aka Zhulian... new FWS provider in China

Meet Julien Boulard aka "Zhulian", one of China's most well-known French wine professionals with over 40,000 followers on Weibo. We are truly thrilled to welcome Julien, a Frenchmen of passion and talent, to bring the French Wine Scholar study & certification program to Nanning and Guangzhou. The...