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“IWEG’s Master Classes are a superb opportunity to dive deeply into specific areas, illustrated by top quality wines, spirits or sake. They should be part of everyone’s ongoing education.”  John Szabo Dip WSET, MS 

Master Classes 

Explore current topics and classic regions through IWEG’s master class series. Our presenters are subject area experts and dynamic educators, who share their unique knowledge and enthusiasm with all audiences. Master Classes are the perfect platform for alumni, current students, and general consumers to learn, network, and sharpen tasting skills. Please join us!

Master Class Cancellation and Refund Policy

 A full refund minus an administration fee is possible up to 1 week prior to the event. There are no refunds after this time.  Master Classes are offered throughout the year - please check our site regularly for updates.

Payment Options

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Wine Scholar Challenge:

Thursday, September 24th @ 7PM EST via Zoom

This competition is open to all IWEG students and alumni; you do not have to be a Wine Scholar Guild student to participate. IWEG instructors are not eligible to compete.

Competition Description:

An online "options game" competition will take place for each of the three Wine Scholar Guild focus countries (France, Italy and Spain). Each country will be a separate round in the game. Participants may compete in any or all of the three rounds, but each round must have a unique winner.

An options game consists of a series of 15 - 20 questions with two possible answers or “options.” Each round is composed exclusively of questions pertaining to the wines of either France, Italy or Spain. Participants are asked to pick one of the two options provided. Those who choose correctly continue to participate. Those who choose incorrectly are no longer in the game. 

IWEG's three local winners will receive a one-year Wine Scholar Guild membership and move on to compete in the global options game finale on Thursday, October 29th @ 10AM EST.

The finale will consist of four rounds for all the local winners. There will be an options game on France, Italy and Spain, followed by a championship round for the winners of the previous three that consists of questions on all three countries. 

The global options finale winner will receive a 2021 wine study immersion trip of their choice to France, Italy or Spain (Airfare is not included. Trip value is approximately $4,000 USD depending on the destination).

Host: IWEG's Wine Scholar Guild instructor Nancy Reynolds.

Registration Information:

  • Indicate your expression of interest to enter the competition by registering through your IWEG student account. Participants will receive a competition confirmation email, with password details on how to log in to Zoom closer to the date of the event.
  • Participants must use the Zoom video conferencing format and are required to have their video on during each round of the competition until they choose an incorrect answer. 
  • Participants are required to arrive at the beginning of the competition to hear the instructions. Latecomers will wait in the Zoom waiting room until the round is finished.
  • The competition will be recorded for verification as needed.

​For more information, please contact Vanessa Campbell at

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