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Congratulations to IWEG's top scoring French Wine Scholars

Congratulations to Mark Annett! Learn more about his wine education journey.Congratulations to Vivian Rocillo! Learn more about her pursuit of formal wine education.Congratulations to Valentin Voinov! Learn more about his thirst for knowledge.

Become a French Wine Scholar this winter

The French Wine Scholar is an in-depth specialist certification focused on the diverse wines and wine regions of France. Designed by the Wine Scholar Guild, the course provide current, accurate information on all of the wine regions of France and validate proficiency in the wines and wine regions of France.

This 20-hour course provides detailed coverage of French AOC wines, as well as an introduction to French history, geography ,viticulture and winemaking. You will:

  • Develop specialist knowledge of the AOC wines of Alsace, Champagne, Jura, Savoie, Burgundy, Loire, Bordeaux, Rhône, Languedoc, Roussillon, Southwest France, Provence and Corsica
  • Appreciate the cultural context of French wine
  • Consider the vineyard and winery factors that contribute to wine styles
  • Taste a range of French wines
The next course runs Thursday, February 10th - April 21st 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. No class March 17th. Final exam on May 5th, 2022.  

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Holiday gift ideas

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits 

"I think meeting people in the industry or those just interested in beverage alcohol is one of the most rewarding elements of these courses. It enhances your learning and makes the whole experience fun." - Chris

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Certificate in Scotch Whisky or Irish Whiskey

"When I saw the new scotch whisky course was available, I was quick to register. This course includes comprehensive lessons on scotch production, as well as the laws and regulations that make it so unique. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, I’d recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning more about what goes into their glass." - Brittany

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French Wine Scholar

Updated Curriculum

Maps are the best resource for study! I draw them as a terroir map and add rivers, hills, mountains and aspects of climate. When you add the grapes grown in the areas on top of the terroir map, you start to understand why particular grapes are grown in each place and how their wines might taste." - Nancy

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

"I signed up for WSET Level 2 Award in Wines to increase my knowledge of wine and help customers select better wines." - Madhu

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WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

"Having been lucky enough to travel extensively throughout the world’s most famous wine regions and every corner of Japan’s sake world, I make it a point to connect the topics at hand in the course with stories that shed a little more light on these subjects." - Michael

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Online WSET Courses

"We've always casually enjoyed wine and have picked up bits and pieces of knowledge over time, but never learned about it in a dedicated and structured way. Taking a WSET course was always a goal of ours, to help fill in the gaps, so to speak." - Alex and Erica

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NEW - Italian Wine Scholar Prep

New to IWEG, we are proud to launch the latest wine education program from the Wine Scholar Guild, the Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) Prep.

The IWS Prep program is for:
  • Inquisitive wine enthusiasts wanting to become more familiar with the intricacies of Italian wine
  • Aspiring wine professionals
  • Hospitality professionals new to the world of Italian wine
  • Anyone wishing to become more knowledgeable about Italy and its wine and food culture

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Personalized Gift Certificates

Whether you are an early holiday shopper or need the perfect gift year round, we offer personalized gift certificates that can be redeemed towards any course or event offered at IWEG. Gift certificates are valid for both in-class and online courses.

Please contact Anne Theunissen by email at to purchase a gift certificate.

Office Closure

IWEG will be closed for the holidays starting at noon on December 17th.  We will reopen and respond to your email inquiries on Tuesday, January 4th.  Please do not leave voicemail messages during this time.

You can register and pay for all of our winter 2022 courses during the holiday season by selecting PayPal as the payment method; a PayPal account is not required.  For online courses starting on January 10th, we require your payment no later than December 17th at noon.

Tax receipts for courses paid for in 2021 are available for download in your IWEG student profiles from January 1st until January 24th, 2022.