(Sud de France & Wine Scholar Guild)
Sud de France Master-Level Program
此系列認證課程結合南法葡萄酒公會(SdF)、葡萄酒學者協會(WSG)與資深葡萄酒大師(MW) Matthew Stubbs的完整專業資源，三方多年共同編製而成，是全球唯一深入探討南法朗多克-胡西庸(Languedoc-Roussillon)產區的官方認證課程，提供你源源不絕的最新資訊。
- the Council of the wines of Languedoc (CIVL)
- the Council of the wines of Roussillon (CIVR)
- Pays d'Oc IGP (InterOc)
- IGPs of the Languedoc-Roussillon (AirSud)
- WSG 獨家線上進修系統(一年) ：旁白解說與全系列產區風格研討會，亦有模擬測驗供自我評量，還有產區地圖可下載
頒發證書：南法葡萄酒大師級證書Sud de France Master-Level Program
Detailed Curriculum: The core curriculum (the 9 seminars listed below) is taught by lead-instructor, Mark Pygott MW:
1. Setting the Stage: An Introduction to the Region and its History The Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the oldest wine regions of France. See how 2,600 years of history have shaped the vineyards and wine industry of the LR today and what aspects of this colorful history have influenced the wine world as a whole.
2. Rocks, Sun, Winds and Waves: Geology and Climate From clay, schist and limestone to granite, gneiss and galets roulés, the Languedoc-Roussillon has it all. The notion of “terroir” is alive and kicking in the Midi. Tour the terrain with an eye to the sky as we discuss geology and climate.
3. The Players in the Game: Grapes and Winemaking Nobody really knows how many grape varieties are planted in the Languedoc-Roussillon. IGP now officially allows 56 cépages, but in all likelihood, the total number of grapes in production is at least double this. In this session we will look at how winegrowers and producers have enthusiastically embraced the traditional AOC system and the more liberal IGP designation to produce wines from a cornucopia of grape varieties and viticultural and winemaking techniques. Tradition and innovation can co-exist in perfect harmony…and does in the Languedoc-Roussillon.
4. AOC Languedoc: Fifty shades of Grès There are currently 50 AOC wines in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Thirty years ago, there were only ten! We start our tour of the AOCs with arguably the most varied and diverse of the AOCs…AOC Languedoc. Then, we will continue in a tour de force. By the end of the hour, you will know your Pic St Loup from your Picpoul de Pinet and have a grasp of why this last AOC is making wine buyers, journalists and consumers sit up and take note.
5. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Languedoc AOCs Our geographical tour through the Languedoc AOCs continues through a mixture of the familiar (Corbières, Minervois) to the more obscure (Saint Chinian Roquebrun). Discover how this engine room of Midi wine production has undergone a reverse Kafkaesque metamorphosis from downtrodden insignificance to captivating excitement in the last two decades. What are the characteristics of these AOCs and how have some evolved from mainstream to “Cru” status?
6. The Atlantic Corridor: Go West Young Man Out on a limb, geographically, viticulturally and climatically, the three AOCs of the aptly entitled Atlantic Corridor (Andrew Jefford in New France) provide a totally new perspective on Languedoc-Roussillon wine styles. Marsanne/Roussanne give way to Chardonnay/Chenin, and Grenache/Syrah move over for Cabernet and Merlot..What makes these “left field” appellations at the western outpost of the region different from the rest? The answer is blowing in the wind.
7. IGP: The Artiste For many consumers, IGP or Vins de Pays provide the initial introduction to wines of the region. Grape varieties on labels, exotic names, and innovative packaging have all contributed to the success of the IGP category. In fact, 65% of the wine produced in the Languedoc-Roussillon is labelled IGP! Why has Pays d’Oc defined the Vins de Pays movement ? Where is Paradise Valley (Vallée du Paradis) and the delightfully named Côtes du Brian? Tune into this session and find out!
8. The Dry Reds of Roussillon: Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Collioure We leave the Languedoc behind and head south to the Roussillon. The Pyrenees loom large and shape this most dramatic of regions. In this session, we concentrate entirely on the dry wines of the Roussillon and the seismic shift from traditional fortified wine production to other styles, the climatic challenges involved, and an in-depth look at what contributes to the quality of these dry wines. Is this the new Priorat ?
9. The Dry Reds of Roussillon: Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Collioure We leave the Languedoc behind and head south to the Roussillon. The Pyrenees loom large and shape this most dramatic of regions. In this session, we concentrate entirely on the dry wines of the Roussillon and the seismic shift from traditional fortified wine production to other styles, the climatic challenges involved, and an in-depth look at what contributes to the quality of these dry wines. Is this the new Priorat ?
A panel of distinguished guest lecturers will present very different sides to multi-faceted Languedoc-Roussillon in the webinars listed below
10. The Languedoc-Roussillon Challenge - Andrew Jefford How is Languedoc-Roussillon evolving within French wine as a whole and within the diverse and dynamic global wine scene in general? What is unique about L-R in contrast to its more famous classic wine neighbors and to the rest of the world? This session, led by wine journalist, Andrew Jefford, will give a personal perspective on the hallmarks of the wines of this region and will examine the challenges that it faces as a relatively “junior” player on the French wine team.
11. Tradition and Transition – Rosemary George MW Discover the most dynamic wine region of France! Languedoc-Roussillon resident, Rosemary George MW, discusses how and why the styles and taste profiles of the principal wines have evolved over the years and what are the present trends and current transitions taking place within them. This is a look at Languedoc-Roussillon, past, present and future, from a personal 30-year perspective; this is on-the- ground experience and insider scoop at its very best.
12. Languedoc-Roussillon at the Table – Dominique Laporte With such a wide diversity of wine styles in Languedoc-Roussillon the possibilities at table are almost endless! We’ll explore the classic pairings midst the local cuisine as well as a few more daring choices to get the gastric and creative juices flowing!
13. Cultural Languedoc-Roussillon – Eric Aracil & Jessica Pool Roussillon and Languedoc were two of the last areas to be incorporated into the country of France. Their cultural identities are Catalan and Occitan (respectively). Discover how this divergent cultural background manifests in food, wine, customs and character.
14. Wine Styles of the Languedoc-Roussillon – Jay Youmans The mesoclimates of the LR are well-defined and distinctive, yet…there is a huge pool of grape varieties from which to craft wine and the blending formulas within many LR AOCs allow for tremendous individual expression. Is there a common thread to all things LR? Can you distinguish one AOC from another? Find out in this eye-opening webinar.
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南法葡萄酒公會(Sud de France)
Created and championed by the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Sud de France is an umbrella brand that brings together the very best food and wines from the south of France, in a way that is easy for consumers around the world to identify and understand.
It responds to consumer demand, providing a simple, memorable formula that identifies food and wines with guaranteed provenance, a specificity - and the stamp of the Mediterranean sun.
Sud de France is a global brand, which launched in 2006 in Languedoc-Roussillon, shortly followed by markets including Japan, China, Korea, Brazil & Mexico. The Sud de France brand was introduced in the US in autumn 2008. In 2009, spurred by the inauguration of the Maison du Languedoc-Roussillon, the brand will pursue a marketing campaign that includes advertising, retailer promotions and PR, giving American consumers a way to quickly and easily identify the best food and wines from Languedoc-Roussillon - the world’s largest single winemaking region.
Originally created as the French Wine Society, the organization quickly became the leading provider of French wine study and certification programs internationally. In order to accommodate wine industry requests for equally detailed study programs on Italy and Spain, the French Wine Society reorganized as the Wine Scholar Guild.
OUR MEMBERS AND STUDENTS:
Our members and students span the globe; they run the gamut from wine industry professionals to serious wine hobbyists. They are life-long students of wine looking for in- depth, current wine knowledge and insider insights. They aspire to reach mastery within their areas of wine study.
OUR STUDY PROGRAMS:
The Wine Scholar Guild offers wine education and certification Wine Scholar™ programs on the wines of France, Italy and Spain as well as in-depth Master-Level certificate programs on specific wine regions within those countries. Our wine education programs are available in both distance-learning and classroom format.
OUR SCHOOL NETWORK:
Our international network of approved program providers offers our wine study and certification programs in a classroom format in over 10 countries on 5 continents. Our wine instructors include internationally recognized experts in their fields including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and wine writers.
We provide our community and members an unparalleled array of continuing wine education benefits including member webinars, pronunciation exercises, member online quizzes and podcasts with leading experts and/or educators within the world of wine. Our forum and events provide our members some of the best networking in the wine industry.
The Wine Scholar Guild received endorsement for the French Wine Scholar Program by:
- FranceAgrimer (the National French Wine Office)/French Ministry of Agriculture
- Sud de France
- The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL)
- The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Roussillon (CIVR)
- Inter Oc
- Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB)
- The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP)