New year, new wine - IWEG Monthly Newsletter Jan. 11, 2019

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WSET CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF WINE AND SPIRIT EDUCATION
 
2019 marks 50 years since the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded to provide wine and spirits education to the industry.

Now the world’s largest provider of wine and spirits qualifications for both professionals and enthusiasts, WSET will be celebrating this landmark anniversary with a full schedule of activity throughout the year looking back, and forward, at the integral role education plays in the wine and spirits trade.

WSET Chief Executive Ian Harris, says, “Although it was a small organisation in 1969, WSET always had ambitions to educate all those employed in the UK wine and spirits trade at the time. Since then, WSET has grown to become the world’s largest provider of wine and spirits qualifications.

“2019 marks a momentous year for WSET and we are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the occasion. We will be bringing together our network of qualification holders and educators worldwide to look back on all that we have achieved, and more importantly, inspire a future generation of better educated wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts who will make this industry thrive for another 50 years and beyond.” 

From profiles with early WSET Diploma graduates from around the world to a commemorative book which will be edited by David Wrigley MW, including contributions from some of the industry’s most famous names, WSET will be reflecting on how education has contributed to the trade and the lives that power it over the last 50 years.

To engage the growing population of wine consumers worldwide, WSET will be launching the first ever global "Wine Education Week" from 9-15 September 2019. Supported by notable names including Olly Smith (UK), Terry Xu (China), Alyssa Vitrano aka GrapeFriend and Kelly Mitchell aka The Wine Siren (USA), the campaign will see WSET Approved Programme Providers in more than 30 countries host over 100 fun, educational events to encourage interested wine enthusiasts to learn more. From introductory "vine to wine" classes to food and wine pairing sessions, the events will help consumers make wiser choices when choosing a bottle and enable the trade to benefit from the increased likelihood of upselling.

Looking ahead to the next 50 years, WSET is partnering with IWSC, also celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, for a new initiative that will identify the next generation of leading wine and spirits professionals and emphasise the importance of developing new talent through education and awards. Chosen by an illustrious panel of judges, "The Future 50" will recognise 50 of the global industry’s up-and-coming talent at a range of levels from all reaches of the trade. Nominations are due to open in February with winners announced ahead of IWSC’s annual banquet in November 2019.

WSET will be announcing further details on each of these activities on wsetglobal.com throughout the year.

In January 1977, IWEG became the first international Approved Programme Provider for WSET, outside of their home base in the United Kingdom. Ten years later, IWEG built on this success by becoming the first international APP to offer the prestigious WSET Diploma in 1987.

CALIFORNIA WINES PARTNERS WITH IWEG IN 2019
 
IWEG and California Wines (Canada) are pleased to announce the renewal of a one-year partnership agreement in 2019, designed to bolster the education and appreciation of California wines among industry professionals.

Under the agreement, California Wines in Canada will host two Master Classes.  A premium Zinfandel seminar will be showcased in May and a master class exploring California Pinot Noir will be featured September at IWEG, both led by Master of Wine Eugene Mlynczyk.

“We are delighted to support wine education activities with IWEG. The aim of California Wines is to continuously enhance the image and sale of Californian wines, to both consumers and trade professionals.  IWEG is a valuable and prestigious educational partner that will help us to achieve these goals in Ontario,” said Rick Slomka, Canadian Director, California Wines.

"California Wines in Canada is a valuable partner for IWEG by enabling us to enhance the student learning experience,” said Paul Miles, Executive Director of IWEG.

California Wines

California Wines is the voice for California wine representing more than 1,000 wineries and affiliated businesses from the beautiful and diverse wine regions throughout the state.

As the largest advocacy and public policy association for California wine, and the only group representing the industry at the state, federal and international levels, California Wines' Officers, Board of Directors and professional staff work to create an environment where the wine community can flourish and contribute in a positive fashion to our nation, state and local communities.

Based in San Francisco, California Wines also has offices in Sacramento, Washington DC, six regions of the U.S. that oversee the work of forty-five state contract consultants, and seven foreign countries. Eighty California vintners provide guidance for the Institute as members and alternates of the Board of Directors.

The Canadian office coordinates a number of promotional activities every year designed to educate and inform media, trade and consumers about the quality and diversity of products available from the Golden State. 

The California Wine Fair is the cornerstone of California Wines Canadian activities. Each year, the Wine Fair visits a number of cities across Canada providing an opportunity for trade and consumers to sample the latest vintages and new products from California. This national wine tour also enables California Wines to partner with local charitable organizations to raise funds in support of their programs.

For more information on California Wines, visit the website at discovercaliforniawines.comand calwine.ca.

UPCOMING COURSES 
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - hurry, class starts soon!
Date: Saturday, January 19th @ 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake
Date: Saturday, February 9th @ 9:30AM - 5:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits
Date: Tuesdays, January 29th and February 5th @ 7PM - 9PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits - hurry, class starts soon!
Date: Wednesdays, January 16th - April 3rd @ 7PM - 9PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits
 - Waterloo!
Date: Sundays, January 27th - April 14th @ 7PM - 9PM
Location: The Bauer Kitchen
Register Now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits
 - Condensed
Date: Saturdays, March 9th, 23rd and 30th @ 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits
 - Sudbury!
Date: Wednesdays, March 20th - May 1st @ 6PM - 9PM
Location: Collège Boréal
Register Now!

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - Condensed
Date: Mondays, March 25th - May 27th @ 10:30AM - 4PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

WSET Level 3 Award in Sake - Montreal!
Date: Sunday February 3rd - Tuesday, February 5th @ 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: Hotel Le Saint James
Register Now!

Italian Wine Scholar - Central and Southern Italy
Date: Thursdays, January 24th - March 21st @ 7PM - 9PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

French Wine Scholar
Date: Wednesdays, February 13th - April 24th @ 7PM - 9PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

Ontario's Brave New Wines
Date: Saturdays, February 23rd - March 23rd @ 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

Wines Of Chile Academy Ambassador Certification
Date: Thursday, February 21st @ 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

IWEG SIGNATURE SERIES
“IWEG’s signature series offers a superb opportunity to dive deeply into specific areas, illustrated by top quality wines. They should be part of everyone’s ongoing education." - John Szabo Dip WSET, MS @johnszabo
 
The Signature Series brings you innovative seminars throughout the academic year that highlight current and relevant subject matter with a unique educational edge. Designed to engage our alumni, students and consumers these seminars are an excellent platform to continue learning, develop tasting skills and to network with fellow industry.

New Zealand Wine on Thursday, January 24th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Join Elsa MacDonald MW for an exploration of how distinctive winegrowing regions, unique soils and climatic conditions result in unique wines. Presented by New Zealand Winegrowers.

Wines of South Africa on Thursday, February 28th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Discover some of the regions, varieties, terroir and amazing biodiversity from South Africa that make for magic wines from a magical place. Presented by Wines of South Africa.

International Riesling Day on Wednesday, March 13th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Come and celebrate International Riesling Day with Master of Wine Eugene Mlynczyk. Presented by Wines of Germany.

FRENCH WINE SCHOLAR

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

Prerequisite: None. However, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is recommended, and WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is preferred. Expect to spend 25 hours of preparation and review over the duration of the course outside of classroom hours.

This 25-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
  • Develop assessment and description skills as you sample a range of exemplary wines, including many that are rare and difficult-to-source
Upon successful completion of a 100-question multiple-choice exam (passing grade is 75%) you will receive the French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential, certificate and lapel pin.

Course includes:
  • FWS 280-page Study Manual (new 6th edition)
  • A full-year access to all FWS online resources (slides, videos, interactive quizzes, webinars, etc.)
  • Exam registration fee
  • Tutored tasting of over 55 wines
  • Diverse hands-on group activities designed to enhance recall and address different learning styles
  • Guided review to help prepare for the multiple-choice exam
  • Instruction by Nancy ReynoldsRoger Torriero and  Rose-Anne St. Jean
French Wine Scholar
Date: Wednesdays, February 13th - April 24th @ 7PM - 9PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

ITALIAN WINE SCHOLAR

Italian Wine Scholar is an extensive 2-Unit specialist certification focused on the diverse wines and wine regions of Italy. The Italian Wine Scholar™ program is an official certification and course of study designed by the Wine Scholar Guild to provide current, accurate information on all of the wine regions of Northern, Central and Southern Italy, and to validate proficiency in the wines and wine regions of the country. Unit 1 covers Northern Italy, and Unit 2 covers Central and Southern Italy. 

The Units of study can be taken in any order.

Prerequisite: None. However, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is strongly recommended, and WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is preferred. Expect to spend from 25 to 50 hours of preparation and review over the duration of each Unit outside of classroom hours.

Each 18-hour Unit provides detailed coverage of Italian wines, as well as an introduction to Italian history, geography, viticulture and winemaking. You will:
  • Develop specialist knowledge of the DOC and DOCG wines of 21 Italian regions
  • Appreciate the cultural context of Italian wine
  • Consider the vineyard and winery factors that contribute to wine styles
  • Develop assessment and description skills as you sample a range of exemplary wines, including many that are rare and difficult-to-source
  • Each Unit culminates in a 100-question multiple-choice exam. Students achieving a composite score of at least 75% for both exams will receive the IWS credential, certificate and lapel pin.
Each Unit of the Course includes:
  • Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) Study Manual and workbook
  • A full-year access to all IWS online resources (slides, videos, interactive quizzes, webinars, pronunciation exercises etc.)
  • Exam registration fee
  • Tutored tasting of over 40 wines per Unit
  • Diverse hands-on group activities designed to enhance recall and address different learning styles
  • Guided review to help prepare for the multiple-choice exam
  • Instruction by Nancy ReynoldsAleksandar Simic and  Rose-Anne St. Jean
Italian Wine Scholar - Central and Southern Italy
Date: Thursdays, January 24th - March 21st @ 7PM - 9PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

ONTARIO'S BRAVE NEW WINES 

Ontario's Brave New Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring Ontario for those working in the industry, looking to join the industry or wine enthusiasts.

Prerequisite: None. Expect to spend 6 hours of preparation and review over the duration of the course, outside of the classroom.

Ontario's Brave New Wines course is now into its fifth successful year and IWEG continues to develop and broaden the learning experience for students and connoisseurs of Ontario wines.  

This is a certified program in collaboration with the Ontario Craft Wineries and candidates successful in passing the final exam will hold a recognized certificate as an Ontario Wine Specialist.

For the 2019 program, we are excited and proud to welcome again wine educator Dave Larocque. Dave has lived his love for wine for over 30 years, initially as a product consultant with the LCBO, then subsequently working at many Ontariowineries, and as a wine educator and trainer for Canadian winery staff, Niagara College, the Wine Council of Ontario, and staff of numerous restaurants.  He recently authored a book titled ‘The Wine Appellations of Ontario’.  His newest venture, WineCulture, brings the enjoyment of wine to groups across Canada through presentations and tastings in an educational and entertaining approach.

Students will attend four full days of study with each morning focusing on the wineappellations of Ontario and basic wine education, while the afternoons will present insightful tasting opportunities with a number of local winemakers, each addressing unique aspects of their winemaking style that builds on the morning studies. The final day will bring the classroom work to life with a field trip to three leading Niagara wineries. 

In collaboration with the Wine Council of Ontario, these 4 sessions of learning and tasting celebrate local wines, growers and producers and give insight into the bold venture that is winemaking in Ontario. 

Come and meet some of Ontario’s leading edge wine makers, enjoy their award-winning wines and learn more about how the trail-blazing Ontario wine industry is preparing for the future.

Ontario's Brave New Wines
Date: Saturdays, February 23rd - March 23rd @ 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN SAKE

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake is a beginner level introduction to sake for those starting a career in the industry or beginning to explore sake for personal interest.

Prerequisite: None

This 6-hour, one-day course provides a hands-on introduction to the world of sake, and sake and food pairing. You will:
  • Explore the main types and styles of sake through sight, smell, and taste
  • Develop an understanding of the factors affecting sake aroma and flavour
  • Practice describing sake accurately, using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake
  • Learn how to serve and store sake
  • Experiment with food and sake interaction 
Upon successful completion of a 30-question multiple-choice exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake will be taught by IWEG instructors Mariko Tajiri and Michael Tremblay.
 
The course includes:
  • WSET L1 Sake Workbook
  • Tutored tasting of 10 samples, aligned with WSET specification
  • Enhanced food and sake pairing exercises (alert us to allergies/preferences upon registering)
  • Guided review to help prepare for the multiple-choice exam
WSET Level 1 Award in Sake
Date: Saturday, February 9th @ 9:30AM - 5:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES AND SPIRITS

 WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry, looking to join the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts.

Prerequisite: None. Expect to spend 12 hours of preparation and review over the duration of the course, outside of the classroom.

This 20-hour course provides fundamental product knowledge and systematic tasting skills.

You will:
  • Understand how wine is made
  • Explore major grape varieties and key wine-growing regions
  • Consider the vineyard and winery factors that influence the style of wines
  • Learn what classifications and other labelling terms mean
  • Develop assessment and description skills as you sample wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines, spirits and liqueurs
  • Understand and be able to apply basic principles of wine storage, service and food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Upon successful completion of a 50-question multiple-choice exam (at least 55% to pass) you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

The course includes:
  • WSET course-pack (text book, study guide, SAT card)
  • Tutored tasting of wine samples aligned with WSET specifications
  • 6 ISO tasting glasses
  • Access to IWEG’s unique student resources, including videos, maps, slide presentations and other study aids
WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits - hurry, class starts soon!
Date: Wednesdays, January 16th - April 3rd @ 7PM - 9PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits
 - Waterloo!
Date: Sundays, January 27th - April 14th @ 7PM - 9PM
Location: The Bauer Kitchen
Register Now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits
 - Condensed
Date: Saturdays, March 9th, 23rd and 30th @ 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits
 - Sudbury!
Date: Wednesdays, March 20th - May 1st @ 6PM - 9PM
Location: Collège Boréal
Register Now!

WSET LEVEL 3 AWARD IN WINES

 WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is an advanced level course for wine industry professionals, or those seeking to join the profession, or for wine enthusiasts wishing to develop a deeper understanding of wine.

Prerequisite: None, however successful completion of WSET Level 2 Wines and Spirits is recommended, or an equivalent level of  wine knowledge, as is experience with writing English at the college level. Expect to spend 50 hours of preparation and review outside of the classroom over the duration of the course. Please contact the office if you wish to take an optional “readiness” exam.

This 40-hour course provides in-depth and detailed understanding of how human and natural factors in vineyard and winery affect wine style, quality and price. It further develops systematic tasting and description skills. You will:
  • Explore in detail grape varieties, wines and wine-growing regions
  • Develop a thorough understanding of grape-growing and wine-making practices
  • Be able to explain how and why various vineyard and winery factors shape wines of all styles and quality levels
  • Assess and describe wine with confidence, and be able to make storage and service suggestions
  • Learn how to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • Upon successful completion of a tasting test and a theory test - please note candidates are required to pass both components with at least 55% - you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
The course includes:
  • WSET course-pack (text book, study guide, SAT card)
  • Tutored tasting of all wines, sparkling wines and fortified wines specified by WSET
  • Thirty minutes per session of exam prep including progressive writing exercises, quizzes, and blind tasting practice
  • Access to seven formal tests, with feedback provided by IWEG’s Director of Education
  • Access to IWEG’s unique student resources, including videos, maps, slide presentations, a weekly study planning guide and two extensive study packs
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - Condensed
Date: Mondays, March 25th - June 3rd @ 10:30AM - 4PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy
Register Now!

WINE WORKSHOP FOR THE CHINESE COMMUNITY
 
为了满足华人社区日益增长的对葡萄酒教育的需求,IWEG很高兴向大家宣布本校将于2019年开设WSET中文(普通话)课程,并将于2019年1月12号星期六下午2-4点专门为华人组织一场葡萄酒教育公开课。届时中文项目团队的老师将与来宾分享课程内容、葡萄酒盲品练习以及葡萄酒方面的有趣话题。
座位有限! 欢迎葡萄酒爱好者关注我们的微信号报名:wscpcanada 或拨打英文电话:416-534-2570

To satisfy the increasing demand from Chinese community for wines and spirits education, IWEG is delighted to announce that it will offer WSET Mandarin courses starting in 2019! A free workshop is organized for wine lovers on Saturday, January 12th (Mandarin speakers only). Instructors will demonstrate how to taste wine in a professional way and participants can expect an exciting blind tasting session and interesting wine topics. The workshop will also offer useful drinking tips (which are helpful in Chinese New Year gatherings) and an introduction to IWEG’s Wine and Spirits Chinese Program (WSCP). The tasting will be led by Nancy Wang and Yan Xuan.
 
Space is limited! Please RSVP: 416-534-2570 or wechat: wscpcanada
 
Nancy Wang is a passionate wine lover. She was born in China and studied English Literature and Russian. After spending a decade in education, she moved on and entered into the business world. Being a Vice President for nearly 20 years, she has accumulated substantial experiences in business management. Having finished WSET Level 2 and Level 3 in Shanghai and now both a WEST Diploma student and an instructor for WSCP course at IWEG, she is excited to share her knowledge and rich experience with the Chinese community in Toronto.

Yan Xuan has always been fond of wine. But it wasn't until he had a taste of the 2004 Chablis Grand Cru "Moutonne" that wine became his true passion. Never did he imagine that a wine could be so exquisitely complex. Majoring in Chemical Engineering from Ryerson University, he entered the wine industry with not only a wide-range of experience in wine tasting artistry, but also an in-depth understanding of the science behind wine making. He also has been working with a specialty wine store as a buying consultant.
 
Yan Xuan has completed WSET Levels 2 and 3, and now he is a WSET Diploma candidate. Yan has spent several summers in his favourite regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux, Mosel and Ningxia. He would like to share his passion and knowledge of wine with people, in Mandarin and English.

WINETASTERS OF TORONTO PRESENTS: WINE RELEASE GEMS - CELLAR STARTER WINES 
When we start to build a cellar there’s always the issue of what to drink while the nascent super stars are slumbering away. Every two weeks the Vintages at the LCBO has a much-anticipated wine release. Many of these wines are for immediate consumption but there are a few gems in each release which, while they can be appreciated more or less right away, are also worthy of some maturation and will improve in the right cellar conditions. These wines can be the perfect solution to this problem.

The buying committee at Winetasters of Toronto has been planning this tasting over the last year featuring a selection of such wines that have impressed us. Furthermore, these are all on the affordable end of the spectrum. 

IWEG students and instructors are invited to register for this tasting on Wednesday, January 23 , 2019 at the member rate!

Leading you through this tasting and explaining how each wine would fit into a cellar program is Leslie Harbinson, product consultant extraordinaire. She is a certified sommelier through the Canadian Association of Sommeliers. She has worked for many years as a product consultant and is presently located at the Summerhill Flagship store. Last Christmas she was one of the product consultants featured through LCBO for her picks over the holidays. She does talks for LCBO and has a special interest in Spanish wines.

This should be a fascinating tasting and especially useful to anyone starting a cellar, small or large.

List of wines
Jansz Rose Sparkling wine NV
Maison Olivier Tricon Montmains 1er Cru 2014
Schlumberger Kessler Riesling 2015
Baron de Ley Gran Reserva 2010
Taurasi – Fratelli Urciuolo 2011
Emiliana Coyam 2014
Flavium Seleccion Mencia 2014
Villa Cafaggio Cortaccio 2007
Chateau L’Esperance 2010

Wine Release Gems - Cellar Starter Wines on Wednesday, January 23rd @ 6:45PM at the North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge St. (under library). IWEG students and instructors are invited to register at the member rate of $60* (regular rate is $80*). The event is limited to 66 people. *Price including HST. Register for the event!

WSET DIPLOMA CANDIDATES FACEBOOK GROUPS 

Are you a WSET Diploma student at IWEG? Join our Facebook Group! This group is for you to share resources, questions, connect and keep up with the industry. IWEG will be posting industry events and useful resources to the group. Please feel free to share your own tips and updates. Click here to join the group.

WSET has also created a Facebook group for the global alumni community to connect and share ideas. Click here to join the group.


STUDENT CORNER

January Social Media Contest Winner
Congratulations to David Chambers for winning this month's social media contest! Here is David's winning post from the Wines of Portugal Academy.

Social Media Contest 
We encourage you to share any photos, videos or messages about your IWEG experience in and out of the classroom on your social media! Tag us in your next social media post for a chance to win tickets to upcoming tastings and other special prizes. Each post will be entered into a monthly draw. Winners will be notified and featured in our monthly newsletters.

Be sure to include one of our social media handles in your post:

IWEG's social media handles:
Twitter: IWEG_Canada 
Facebook: IWEG Drinks Academy
Instagram: IWEG_Canada
Hashtags: #iweg and #iweg40

Student and Instructor Photos 
Do you have any photos of your experience at IWEG? We want to share them on our social media channels and in our newsletters. Send any photos to marketing@iweg.org.


INDUSTRY NEWS AND EVENTS

News
The changing styles of Valpolicella: Fresh vs dried grapes - Decanter (01/08/2019)
Seven ways wine will change in 2019 - Bloomberg (01/07/2019)
The 50 best-selling cocktails in the world in 2019 - Business Insider (01/06/2019)

IWEG Events

New Zealand Wine on Thursday, January 24th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Join Elsa MacDonald MW for an exploration of how distinctive winegrowing regions, unique soils and climatic conditions result in unique wines. Presented by New Zealand Winegrowers.

Wines of South Africa on Thursday, February 28th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Discover some of the regions, varieties, terroir and amazing biodiversity from South Africa that make for magic wines from a magical place. Presented by Wines of South Africa.
 
International Riesling Day on Wednesday, March 13th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Come and celebrate International Riesling Day with Master of Wine Eugene Mlynczyk. Presented by Wines of Germany.

Do you have an event you'd like to share with the IWEG community? Please send all event details to marketing@iweg.org.

FEATURED PARTNERS

Thank you to our partners for supporting IWEG's educational programming. For a full list of our partners, visit here.

"When people tell me they want to get into the wine trade,or simply advance their wine knowledge for their personal enjoyment,I always draw their attention to the WSET courses" - Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine