I’m thrilled to announce my participation as a student in the new 2016 Rhône & Provence Master-Level Study & Certificate program launching April 5, 2016 – and I’d be equally excited for you to join me.
Why? Because the Wine Scholar Guild provides a unique online experience that goes beyond boring textbook learning. Created by the Wine Scholar Guild and endorsed by Inter-Rhône and Wines of Provence, these programs are designed for the wine trade and other serious students of wine. The new program provides students with a unique and dynamic learning experience via web-based teaching technology coupled with a comprehensive study manual, instructor Q&A forum and an optional immersion trip to the region itself.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
You’ll learn a plethora of information not taught elsewhere…have you ever wondered what the Romans saw when they built terraces for the vine in Vienne? Or the philosophy behind the assemblage of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre? And the differences between Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage? And which appellations are overlooked and represent great values?
Do you wonder how Provence developed its current rosé pre-eminence and what’s attracted mega stars like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Sacha Lichine to go to Provence and make wine?
And what makes the wines of Bandol, Cassis, Bellet and Pierrevert so special, or how Rosé wines are crafted? And what are the undiscovered wine gems from this region? Is there more than Rosé wine in Provence?
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
1) We would be classmates, and 2) we’d learn from the best instructors from around the world—I’ve not seen such an impressive lineup in a while—seriously, this is an impressive lineup:
Rhône native; Sommelier at The Battery in San Francisco; Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2004
8th generation winemaker of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s Domaine du Beaurenard; organic and biodynamic farmer
14th generation Gigondas winemaker
3rd generation producer; champion for the Condrieu AOC
Rhône resident and educational Rhône wine guide; owner of Wine-Uncovered
Charles Curtis, Master of Wine
Former head of Christie’s America and Christie’s Asia
Elizabeth Gabay, Master of Wine
Wine writer and consultant; resident of southeast France
Lisa Granik, Master of Wine
Doctorate from Yale Law School, judge, award-wining author and teacher for 10 years with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the American Sommelier Association and the Institute of Masters of Wine
Barbara Philip, Master of Wine
Category Manager for BC Liquor Stores, international presenter, journalist and judge
Special Guest Randall Graham
Renowned Californian winemaker and the founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard
Rhône Master-Level Program, April 5 – May 19.
Tuition is $375 and includes study manual, online study program and online exam sit. Registration is valid for a full year from date of registration.
Provence Master-Level Program, April 8 – May 6.
Tuition is $275 and includes study manual, online study program and online exam sit. Registration is valid for a full year from date of registration.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL?
Anyone who wishes to understand Rhône and Provence wines from the ground up:
- Wine professionals
- Advanced Students of Wine
- Serious wine hobbyists
Even better, the Wine Scholar Guild would like to extend an exclusive discount of $50 on each program if you signup using the coupon ENOBYTESR50.
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See you in class. Santé!