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Newsletter n°340 – February 2014


The French Wine Society will be hosting an Advanced Training Day on the wines of Burgundy in Miami!

  • When: Friday May 16th 2014 from 9am to 5pm (lunch included)

  • Where: Southern Wine & Spirits in Miami, FL.
  • Presented by: Don Kinnan, CWE, Lead instructor for the French Wine Society’s Bourgogne Master-Level Program
  • With the participation of: Eric Hemer, MS, MW, Senior Vice-President, Director of Wine Education for Southern Wine & Spirits of America

This all-day session is designed to quickly review the basics then dive into an in-depth study of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune with extensive tastings to reinforce the lessons learned.
Are you considering enrolling in the FWS’s Bourgogne Master-Level Program? This is a perfect way to get started with special pricing!

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This all-day session is designed to quickly review the basics then dive into an in-depth study of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune with extensive tastings to reinforce the lessons learned.
A “certificate of proficiency” will be provided upon successful completion of a short test.


$580: Full Study Package, including:

  • 1-day advanced Burgundy session in Miami
  • Burgundy Master-Level Online Program & Exam (for students to work through after the 1-day session). This option provides one year’s worth of access to all Bourgogne study material, the 22 online lectures and one online exam sit whose passing score confers the Bourgogne Master-Level Certificate.
    Note: This option saves you $100 on the Bourgogne Master-Level Program.

$250: 1-day session only, including:

  • 1-day advanced Burgundy session in Miami
  • Access to a preview of the Bourgogne Master-Level online program (access to 4 of the 22 online lectures).


Wines tasted will include the following selection of fine wines from Burgundy:

  • 2008 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin Clos de Bèze
  • 2010 Domaine Roumier Morey-Saint-Denis Clos de la Bussière
  • 2009 Alex Gambal Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes
  • 2010 Domaine Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot
  • 2009 Domaine Bertagna Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts
  • 2011 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Roncière
  • 2006 Domaine Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne
  • 2009 Domaine Louis Latour Corton Clos Du Roi
  • 2009 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus
  • 2010 Domaine de Courcel Pommard Les Epenots
  • 2010 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot
  • 2009 Olivier Leflaive Frères Meursault-Charmes
  • 2010 Maison Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières
  • 2010 Domaine Fernand et Laurent Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Vide-Bourse
  • 2009 Domaine Louis Latour Chevalier-Montrachet “Les Demoiselles”

For more information, including presenter bios & detailed schedule, CLICK HERE.

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2014 Members Webinars

Wine Educators’ Tool Belt
with Tracy Kamens CWE

Wed. Feb. 12, 2014
Wine Lexicon
with Lisa Granik MW

Wed. Feb. 19, 2014

Mystery of Premox
Rich. Bampfield MW

Wed. Mar. 12, 2014

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Explore the diverse terroirs and meso-climates, producers and wine styles, history and future of Alsace.

Delve into the region with the insight of Alsace expert and resident, Thierry Meyer, lead-instructor.

1593b%20alsace%20cover%20220 French Wine SocietyLearn from a prestigious panel of guest instructors including:

  • Olivier Humbrecht, Master of Wine, owner and manager of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht
  • Etienne Hugel, owner and manager of Hugel & Fils
  • Thierry Fritsch, traning manager for the Alsace Wine Council (CIVA)
  • David Schildknecht, writer for the Wine Advocate, covering Alsace, Germany & Austria
  • Sue Style, Alsace resident, food & wine writer and instructor
  • Andrew Jefford, wine writer, author of "The New France"

Program debuts March 4th, 2014 Register Today!

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Just released: FWS CHRONICLE – Issue #6

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Roger Bohmrich, Master of Wine, compiles everything newsworthy in the world of wine… with an emphasis on France! In this February 2014 issue:

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LIVE WEBINAR: The Wine Educator Toolbelt with Tracy Kamens CWE

French Wine Society members are invited to join Tracy Kamens for a webinar giving you the tools to successful teaching!

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The Wine Educators’ Tool Belt

While a selection of wonderful wines is a great start, it may not be enough to present a winning session. A keen understanding of andragogy, coupled with the knowledge of helpful tools and how to integrate them into your classes, can take your wine presentations to the next level.

Presenter: Tracy Ellen Kamens, Ed.D., DWS, CWE

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