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2024

  1. A Global Tribute to Malbec

    Malbec World Day is an annual celebration dedicated to honouring and appreciating the Malbec grape variety, as well as the wines produced from it. This day, observed on April 17th, is a global tribute to the unique flavors and cultural significance of Malbec wines.

    April 11, 2024

  2. Learn More About our WSET Beer Courses

    Join Mirella Amato on this virtual seminar discussing the new Award in Beer courses available at IWEG! Discover what the courses can offer beer aficionados and trade and hospitality professionals alike. Participants can taste along with Mirella and learn how to analyze beer according to the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting method. Mirella, IWEG team…

    April 4, 2024

  3. A Guide to Easter Food and Wine Pairings

    On Easter weekend, many of us are well versed in what food to serve and when. From fish on Good Friday to roast lamb on Easter Sunday with an abundance of chocolate in between, simple traditions are followed every year.

    March 28, 2024

  4. Bold Tannins, Deep Colour, Robust Flavours

    The Tannat grape has a long and storied history in France, primarily associated with the Madiran region in the southwest. It is believed to have originated in the Basque region of France, with records dating back to at least the 12th century. It gets its name from the high tannin levels in its skins, which contribute to its robust character.

    March 20, 2024

  5. Embark on a Journey Deep into the Heart of France

    The French Wine Scholar (FWS) program sets the industry standard as the most in-depth and comprehensive certification program devoted entirely to the wines of France. 

    March 15, 2024

  6. 5 Sake Facts Every Drinks Professional Needs to Know

    Not a wine, a beer or a spirit, sake is a beverage category unto itself. A cherished pour in Japan for over 2500 years, sake is increasingly making its mark across the world, appearing on wine lists, bottle shelves, and in the cocktails of drinks professionals in-the-know.

    March 7, 2024

  7. A Particular Passion for Beer

    I’ve had the privilege to taste thousands of different beers, travel extensively to important beer producing countries, and meet so many of the great characters behind the world class beers that we’ve all come to know and enjoy. I see the WSET beer courses as an opportunity to not only share the product knowledge that I have accumulated over the years, but also the interesting stories about the people and places that make this beer so compelling.

    February 29, 2024

  8. The Art of Beer and Food Pairing

    Pairing beer with food is an art that can elevate the dining experience by complementing flavours and creating a more enjoyable meal. The diverse range of beer styles, from light lagers to rich stouts, offers numerous possibilities for pairing with various cuisines. Here’s a guide to help you master the art of beer and food pairing.

    February 22, 2024

  9. IWEG is the Italian Wine Scholar Program Provider of the Year

    Wine Scholar Guild’s (WSG) program provider network is comprised of 135 schools in 32 countries and includes over 175 of the world’s most qualified and passionate wine educators. Each year, the WSG awards committee honours outstanding partner schools and dedicated educators with the prestigious Program Provider Awards across eight categories.

    February 15, 2024

  10. Embark on a Journey Deep into the Heart of France

    The French Wine Scholar is an in-depth specialist certification focused on the diverse wines and wine regions of France. It is 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.

    February 13, 2024