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Wine in Italian schools?

Is that appropriate? No, it’s not about drinking wine, it is more about learning about wine. A senator in the Italian parliament has proposed a law that makes it mandatory to teach schoolchildren of the history and the civilisation of wine in Italy. He believes that the people of the world’s largest wine country should […]

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“France, The Country Of Wine”, best wine education book

Our book “France, The Country Of Wine” wins award as best wine education book and an international nomination

With great joy I can tell you that our recent wine book, “France, The Country Of Wine, Trends and Tradition”, has won the award as “Best Wine Education Book in Sweden 2014”. It is the prestigious organization Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards that choose the book as the winner. (The book is currently only published […]

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11 new Masters of Wine (MW)

Master of Wine is a title that you can win after having gone through a lengthy education and training and having passed a gruelling examination. But it is a title that carries a lot of prestige in the wine world. In the latest round of examinations eleven candidates managed to gain the title which brings […]

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Learn more about wine in Denver

The International wine guild is a wine school for those who are interested in studying wine to become a professional – sommelier, wine trade professional or other. They are based in Denver, Colorado, and have been named one of the five top professional wine schools in the US by Food & Wine Magazine. More info […]

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Study wine in British Columbia

The University of British Columbia in western Canada runs a series of wine courses as part of their continuing studies program. In February they have a special interest course on the wines from Okanagan, in March there’s a course on food and wine pairing, and in April they have a more intensive course that is […]

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The founder of the Spanish Wine Academy wanted by Interpol

The headline only refers to one of the aspect of this strange story. Pancho Campo founded some years back the Spanish Wine Academy, a training and event organising profit motivated corporation (and not as one might guess from the name an official Spanish body). Campo is also the organiser of the wine hullabaloo Wine Futures […]

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Take the WSET diploma in Paris

Why not come to Paris to take the WSET diploma (Wine & Spirits Education Trust), Intermediate level. It’s the Ecole du Vin who organises a three day intensive course on March 16-18. They promise more than 50 wines at the tastings. More info: (No, we’re not one of the lecturers on the program, but […]

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Fifteen new Masters of Wine

Master of Wine, MW, is a very prestigious title in the wine world. It is only held by 227 people today. The latest “promotion” of MW students added 15 new titulars, the first ever Asian MW, the first Brazilian, and the second Swedish. Here’s the full list: Sarah Abbott, 37, UK – Joanne Ahearne, 46, […]

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Europe’s first congress for wine educators held in Austria

The recently created European Academy of Wine Education (EAWE) has held its first congress in Austria. Representatives from 16 countries participated in the meeting. One of the outcomes of the meeting was that the EAWE will transform into a formal association with the aim work on wine education issues across Europe. More info here.

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Seven new Masters of Wine

As we noted in the last Brief, Sweden now has it’s first MW, the highly respected British wine diploma. At the same time, six other candidates passed the tests and can now add the magic initials after their names: Craig Dumond, partner in Garland Wines in Australia, David Le Mire, marketing consultant and wine educator […]

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Sweden’s first Master of Wine

Ulf Sjödin became Sweden’s first Master of Wine. His normal day job (when not working on the MW exam) is marketing manager at V&S Wine, the wine division of the government owned wine importer and spirits producer V&S Group. After three years hard work he passed the three hurdles: the practical exam (read: wine tasting), […]

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WSET moves to new premises

The Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) has just moved to new premises (39-45 Bermondsey Street, just across the river from the Tower of London). The WSET is maybe the world’s biggest (and certainly one of the most respected) educational organisations in wine and spirits. During the academic year 2004/5 they had some 15000 “candidates” […]

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