Become a French Wine Scholar!
There is a world within French wine and the wines and wine styles of France have certainly impacted the entire wine world. Many reference France as the benchmark for wine production. This not only thanks to the quality and quantity of wines it produces, but also because internationally recognized grape varieties of high caliber such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are all native to France!
By studying French wine, the student gains a deeper appreciation for the grape and its travels and a reference point for Old World/New World comparisons
The FWS program allows wine professionals to set themselves apart from their peers by specializing in the wines of France.
Diploma, Master of Wine program, Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Sommelier (and up) or Certified Wine Educator.
While not a pre-requisite, we recommend that students successfully complete at least the lower-level course from one of these organizations before entering the FWS program.
It is a great resource and supplement for students of wine moving toward advanced general wine study programs such as WSET Diploma, Master of Wine program, Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Sommelier (and up) or Certified Wine Educator.
The French Wine Scholar Program covers French wine law, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking and all of the French wine regions. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine.
The program is exclusively taught by authorized program providers and approved instructors who have passed the exam with honors or highest honors.
The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential will be conferred to those individuals who achieve a score of 75 or higher on a 100-question multiple-choice test. Candidates scoring 85-90 pass with “Honors”. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with “Highest Honors”.
The French Wine Scholar program presents each French wine region as an integrated whole by explaining the impact of history, the significance of geological events, the importance of topographical markers and the influence of climatic factors on the wine the glass. No topic is discussed in isolation in order to give students a working knowledge of the material at hand.
To complement the manual and classroom experience, enrolled students will have a 1-year access to the FWS online study program. The online platform is composed of multimedia E-learning modules with full audio narration for each region, plus a comprehensive series of webinars on regional wine styles with suggested wine list, review quizzes for self-evaluation, instructor Q&A forum for personal assistance and downloadable maps. Study materials are available 24/7.
In order to bring each region to life, you will also taste a total of over 30+ different wines over the course of the program.
A comprehensive 330-page study manual with illustrations, maps, and graphics.
1-year access to our interactive and user-friendly e-learning platform including online learning modules, pronunciation exercises, quizzes and flashcards
Our sessions will include 30+ hours of classroom instruction
Tutored tasting taught by approved instructor Maxime Dubois, FWS SWS
Registration for the French Wine Scholar Exam
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