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    French Wine Scholar™

    French Wine Scholar™ Study & Certification Program

     
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    THE FRENCH WINE SCHOLAR™ PROGRAM IS THE INDUSTRY'S MOST RESPECTED CERTIFICATION COURSE
    ON THE WINES OF FRANCE

     
    "The French Wine Scholar Program is the industry's most comprehensive, in-depth course on the wines of France"
    Jay Youmans, MW, Founder of Capital Wine School

     

    About the French Wine Scholar™ program:

    The French Wine Scholar™ education program is the most advanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date French wine course available.The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all French wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities.

    The program provides committed students of wine with an unparalleled set of study tools that are designed to maximize learning and boost knowledge retention.

    It was created by WSG Education Director, Lisa M. Airey CWE, with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture which knighted her in recognition of the program's exceptional level of depth, accuracy, detail, and academic rigor as well as its impact on the global wine industry.

    The French Wine Scholar study and certification program confers a post-nominal to wine professionals and enthusiasts who successfully pass the certification exam (Ex: John Smith, FWS). With a school network encompassing 30 countries on 5 continents, the FWS credential has true international recognition.

     

    STUDY OPTION 1 | ONLINE LEARNING

    STUDY WHEN YOU WANT, AT YOUR OWN PACE, AT HOME, AT THE OFFICE OR WHILE TRAVELING

    Earn the French Wine Scholar™ (FWS) post-nominal via the online, independent study format or enroll in the 15-week, instructor-led online format including 8 live review webinars.

    Next 15-week, online instructor-led session starts July 13th, 2020! Details & registration coming soon...

    The French Wine scholar™ online learning format includes:


    Plus:

    • A suggested schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
    • 8 live review webinars with acclaimed wine educators Sharon Mclean, DIPWSET, FWS and WSG Education Director Lisa M. Airey, CWE, FWS (*instructor-led format only)
    • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • Downloadable maps of all French wine regions
    • Pronunciation exercises to boosts your credibility
    • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group hosted by students enrolled in the online program
    "I would recommend the FWS program to any trade member wishing to increase his/her expertise in French wine and validate the same. This is wine education at its best!”
    Louis-Fabrice Latour, Chairman at Maison Louis Latour

     

    STUDY OPTION 2 | CLASSROOM LEARNING

    AVAILABLE AROUND THE GLOBE!

    The French Wine Scholar™ program is offered by WSG Approved Program Providers, now including 80 wine schools in 30 countries and 5 continents.

    French Wine Scholar™ classes are offered by licensed program providers and delivered by an approved FWS instructor. This study format includes:

    • Classroom instruction with tutored tastings
    • A copy of the FWS study manual
    • Access to the FWS online study modules & quizzes for class prep & review
    • In-classroom exam sit

    All FWS program providers teach from the same Wine Scholar Guild-developed presentations and are supplied with uniform teaching materials.

    FWS Testimonials

    • "The French Wine Scholar manual has once again proven why the Wine Scholar Guild is one of the best wine education programs in the world."
      Nicholas Poletto
      Director of Education at Kobrand Corporation
    • "Indispensable for any wine trade professional who works with French wine.  Bravo!”    
      Martin Sinkoff
      VP and Director of Marketing, Frederick Wildman And Sons
    • "Anyone wanting to learn about French wines needs to take this program; there is no better program out there"
      Kevin Cleary
      Owner/Director at Vermont Wine School
    • "I cannot think of a better way to dive in deep on the wines of France to prepare for the Advanced & Master Sommelier exams, WSET Diploma or MW"
      David Glancy MS, CWE, FWS
      Founder of San Francisco Wine School
    • "The level of detail and quality of the materials make this program a must-do for any serious student of wine"
      Peter Neptune, MS, CWE, FWS
      Founder of The Neptune School of Wine
    • "The French Wine Scholar Program is the industry's most comprehensive, in-depth course on the wines of France"
      Jay Youmans, MW
      Founder of Capital Wine School
    • "My most sincere appreciation goes to the WSG team for their great work to make French wines so much fun and easy to learn"
      Xavier Barlier
      Sr. VP, Marketing & Communication at Maisons Marques & Domaines
    • "I only wish I had this book when I began studying French wine!"
      Peter Marks, MW
      VP of Education at Constellation Academy of Wine
    • "I would recommend the FWS program to any trade member wishing to increase his/her expertise in French wine and validate the same. This is wine education at its best!"
      Louis-Fabrice Latour
      Chairman at Maison Louis Latour

    WSG thanks the following organizations for their support: