Classroom Learning

Classroom Learning

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.

Naturally, each instructor has a unique teaching style, the wine selection will vary by market, the class length and class structure (weekly, biweekly, weekends etc.) will vary from location to location, but the content will be the same no matter where you take the class. For many, the classroom experience helps to hammer home the theory; a tutored tasting component brings each region to life. Many students find the set “schedule” helpful in keeping on top of their studies.

Who teaches for the Wine Scholar Guild?
Highly regarded industry professionals and educators including:

Jay Youmans MW, FWS Mark Pygott MW, FWS Sheral Schowe, M.Ed., FWS
David Glancy MS, CWE, FWS

Sharon Mclean, DipWSET, FWS

Jimmy Smith, DipWSET, FWS, IWS, SWS Peter Neptune MS Julien Boulard MW, FWS 


Industry Testimonials

  • "Indispensable for any wine trade professional who works with French wine.  Bravo!”    
    Martin Sinkoff
  • "My most sincere appreciation goes to the WSG team for their great work to make French wines so much fun
    Xavier Barlier
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Disclaimer: WSG offers wine study courses that are targeted to both beginners and those more experienced in the wine industry. While WSG has received many accolades, awards, and testimonials, WSG is not an accredited institution or school. WSG does not guarantee or warrant that any employer or school will recognize WSG wine study courses. While WSG knows that it is a well-recognized institution within the multi-national wine community, it cannot guarantee anyone success in their profession or vocation.

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