Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

The French Wine Scholar™ curriculum via distance learning offers an interactive program that is put into a measurable, meaningful format designed for maximum retention of content and ease of use.

There are three main components: the French Wine Scholar™ Study Manual, an E-learning Package and the Exam.

FWS Study Manual:

The 280-page, full-color study manual (5th Edition) provides all the information from which the test questions are derived. You do not need to research you own study materials; everything you need to know is in the manual.

FWS E-learning Package:

To complement the manual, there are 20 multimedia E-learning modules with full audio narration plus…

  • A comprehensive series of webinars on regional wine styles with suggested wine list presented by Jay Youmans, Master of Wine
  • Review quizzes for self-evaluation
  • Instructor Q&A forum for personal assistance
  • Student forum for community interaction
  • Downloadable maps


You can track your progress. Need to leave an online module before finishing it? Your place is automatically bookmarked for you and opens to where you left it when you return.

Online quizzes are scored immediately giving you feedback on the level of your proficiency. Need to retake a quiz? The questions shuffle to keep things fresh.

FWS Online Exam:

When you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact FWS Office Manager, Celine Camus, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an online exam sit. Candidates will need a computer with internet hook up and microphone. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions; passing score is 75.

If you are a professional in the wine business looking to enhance your career, this is the program for you. Great instructors, easy-to-follow study guide and 24-hour internet access.
Ronald Plunkett, FWS
, Sommelier at Hakkasan in San Francisco

Distance learning eliminates travel and parking issues and all the costs associated with them. Study when you want, at your own pace, at home, at the office or while traveling.

Study materials are available 24/7. If you’ve got a laptop and an internet connection, you’ve got a classroom! Registration is for one full year with an option to extend for a nominal fee.


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