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    Julien Camus

    Julien Camus

    Founder & President @ Wine Scholar Guild

    Julien worked as Trade Attaché for wines and spirits at the French Embassy in Washington DC (2004-2006). In this role, he recognized the need for French wine education as a means to spur consumer demand and interest in his country’s wines.

    To that end, he founded the Wine Scholar Guild in August of 2005,an organization dedicated to the promotion of French wine and culture through education. Julien invited national importers of French wine to join the organization as Industry Members and 25 key French wine importers did so immediately.

    After leaving the embassy, he has devoted his energies to developing the Wine Scholar Guild and its network of program providers around the globe. Julien holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a major in International Marketing from the Strasbourg Management School.

    In 2019, Julien was one of the "Future 50" award winners, an award created by WSET and IWSC to acknowledge professionals under 40 who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

    Wednesday, 22 June 2022 11:02

    Bourgogne Master-Level Intensive in Beaune

    November 6-11, 2022 in Beaune, the region’s wine capital

    Price: $2790 per person*

     

    Register

     

    Building upon the Bourgogne Master-Level program, the in-depth certification program on Bourgogne wines, WSG is giving you the opportunity to learn in-situ. 

    This in-person session will be taking place November 6-11, 2022 in Beaune, the region’s wine capital.

    This 5-day, intensive classroom and tasting experience will be presented and taught by Bourgogne wine expert Timothy Magnus. 

    An Australian national residing in Switzerland, Timothy has been teaching wine courses for nearly a decade. Timothy spends a week nearly every month in the Bourgogne wine region and has accumulated a true expertise about what is happening in Bourgogne today and which domaines are the stars of tomorrow. Timothy founded his own company Magnus Vinum several years ago with the specific aim to offer outstanding Bourgogne wine education. Additionally, he imports a range of small, quality Bourgogne domaines into Switzerland and has been teaching about Bourgogne internationally for over 10 years.

    He possesses a deep understanding of the region, its economy, producers and terroirs and is a leading authority on Bourgogne wine. See Timothy’s full bio below.

    Join us for 5 days of complete immersion with structured, in-depth lectures covering all aspects of Bourgogne wine production, terroir and producers with extensive tutored tastings of top-quality wines including some of the region’s iconic domaines. Upon registration, you will gain access to the Bourgogne Master-Level course materials.

     

    Who is the program for:

    Committed students of wine with a strong background on viticulture and winemaking and a good familiarity with Burgundy. Advance study of the Bourgogne Master-Level course content is recommended in order to get the maximum benefit from your week in the region. 

    Limited to 18 participants

    Study outcomes:

    • Master the complex yet fascinating Bourgogne wines
    • Understand the recent trends in the Bourgogne wine market
    • Get the inside track on who’s who in Bourgogne
    • Learn about new developments from the top domaines and rising stars
    • Stay current about the evolutions in viticulture, winemaking and wine styles
    • Taste through over 60 carefully chosen wines including top and cult domaines
    • Meet fellow committed students of wine and lovers of Bourgogne wines
    • Visit top domaines and learn from those crafting the wines
    • Experience first-hand some of the top Grand Cru vineyards and understand what factors lead to the production of these outstanding wines

    What's included:

    • Registration in WSG’s Bourgogne Master-Level online program (see below for details)*
    • Welcome dinner at a fine Beaune restaurant
    • 3 days of classroom instruction with extensive tutored tasting
    • 1 day field-trip in the Côte de Beaune with visit to a domaine, a vineyard walk in Puligny-Montrachet, lunch at a gourmet restaurant, with elegant cuisine and exceptional wine list, and an afternoon visit to a top Beaune négociant
    • Half-day vineyard tour and domaine visit in the Côte de Nuits
    • Finale dinner in a top Beaune wine restaurant
    • A fine selection of Bourgogne wines for during the included meals
    • Individually-proctored online examination (exam can be taken up to one year after registration), please note: exam is NOT offered during the course week in Beaune

    *Access to the Bourgogne Master-Level study program will be granted once payment is received the student is registered

    Not included:

    • Lodging
    • Lunches on three days (students are given free time to eat lunch on their own, with many options within walking distance of the venue)
    • Transportation to and from France and Beaune
    • Dinners aside from the welcome and farewell dinners are not included

    There are many hotel or AirBnB options in Beaune at all price points. We recommend booking your lodging in the compact and pedestrian friendly center. Please contact us if you need help with lodging.

    About the wine tasted: 

    With his access to many great domaines and extensive private collection, Timothy has selected wines to be tasted that represent a broad cross-section of different terroirs, winemaking philosophies and styles. The wines hail  from many rising star domaines, established stars and even some cult domaines!

    Producers tasted may include: Domaine Michel Lafarge, Louis Jadot, Bouchard Père et Fils, Domaine Henri Boillot, Domaine Bernard Moreau, Domaine Ramonet, Domaine François Raveneau, Domaine Vincent Dauvissat, Faiveley, Domaine François Bertheau, Domaine Robert Chevillon, Domaine Berthau-Gerbet, Domaine Chandon de Briailles, Domaine Marquis d’Angerville, Domaine de Montille, Domaine Dureuil-Janthial, Domaine Armand Rousseau, and more (list subject to changes based on availability).

    Location/Venue:

    This intensive week of immersion into the wines of Bourgogne takes place in the newly renovated, bright and spacious tasting rooms of Marchand Tawse located a few moments from the center of Beaune. This characterful 18th century building has been completely updated with modern facilities making it the ideal base of operations for this exciting course.

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    Price: $2790 per person*

    *Deduct $300 if already enrolled in the Bourgogne Master-Level program

    Payment in full is due to register

    Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. *Member discount is not applicable on this package.

     
     
     
    PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
     
     

    MORNING

    AFTERNOON

    Sunday
    Nov. 6, 2022

    Plan to arrive in Beaune no later than 6pm

    Welcome dinner in Beaune

    Monday
    Nov. 7, 2022

    BOURGOGNE FUNDAMENTALS

    Unit 1: Terroir & Climate 

    Unit 2: Grapes and Viticulture

    Unit 3: Vinification

    Unit 4: The Beaune Négociants

    Free time over lunch break 

    GREAT WHITE WINES OF THE CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Unit 5: Meursault

    Unit 6: Puligny-Montrachet

    Unit 7: Chassagne-Montrachet

    FINDING VALUE IN CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Unit 8: Value Villages of Côte de Beaune

    Tuesday
    Nov. 8, 2022

    FIELD TRIP CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Domaine visit

    Puligny-Montrachet vineyard tour

    FIELD TRIP CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Lunch at a fine restaurant (included)

    Visit of Maison Louis Jadot in Beaune

    Wednesday
    Nov. 9, 2022 

    Unit 9: Chablis & Grand Auxerrois

    STARS OF THE CÔTE  DE NUITS 

    Unit 10: Gevrey-Chambertin 

    Unit 11: Morey-St-Denis 

    Unit 12: Chambolle-Musigny

    Free time over lunch break

    STARS OF THE CÔTE  DE NUITS 

    Unit 13: Vosne Romanée, Flagey-Echezeaux & Vougeot

    Unit 14: Nuits-St-Georges & Côte de Nuits-Villages

    FINDING VALUE IN CÔTE DE NUITS

    Unit 15: Value Villages of the Côte de Nuits

    Thursday
    Nov. 10, 2022

    FIELD TRIP CÔTE  DE NUITS 

    Côte de Nuits domaine visit

    Vineyard tour of Vosne-Romanée and Chambolle-Musigny

    Return to Beaune, free time over lunch break 

    RED WINES FROM THE CÔTE DE BEAUNE

    Unit 16: The Hill of Corton

    Unit 17: Beaune & Savigny-lès-Beaune

    Unit 18: Pommard 

    Unit 19: Volnay 

    Finale dinner in Beaune (with guest speaker)

    Friday
    Nov. 11, 2022

    FUTURE STARS OF BOURGOGNE

    Unit 20: Côte Chalonnaise

    Unit 21: Mâconnais

    CONTEMPORARY BOURGOGNE

    Unit 22: Commercialisation of Bourgogne Wines & the Secondary Market

    Unit 23: Cults Domaines of Bourgogne

    Course concludes around lunchtime 

     

     

    Students are free to book departure travel after 2pm or stay in Beaune if they wish

     

     

      

    November 6-11, 2022 in Beaune, the region’s wine capital

    Price: $2790 per person*

    *Deduct $300 if already enrolled in the Bourgogne Master-Level program

    Register

     

    ABOUT TIMOTHY MAGNUS:

    After growing up in Australia and falling in love with wine from an early age, Timothy Magnus spent several years working in the New South Wales wine region Hunter Valley. In 2007 Tim met a Swiss wine lover and it was truly love at first sight. They married in 2008 and now live near Zürich Switzerland with their 2 young children.

    In 2012 Tim completed the WSET Level 4 Diploma through the Wine Academy Austria, becoming an Associate of the Institute of Wines & Spirits. In 2015 upon completion of his research thesis Timothy received the title 'Weinakademiker' as well as winning the inaugural 'Swiss Wine Award' for his research thesis. He is also naturally an Official Bourgogne Wine Ambassador. Since 2011 Timothy has taught wine courses for different companies and schools including Switzerland's largest and most famous. For many years Timothy has been specialised in the Bourgogne wine region and because of this founded his own company Magnus Vinum with the aim of offering high. level Burgundy wine education. He also imports a selection of top Bourgogne domaines. Timothy loves sharing his passion for the Bouroggne wine region and with its’ rich tapestry of terroirs and producers. 

    ABOUT THE BOURGOGNE MASTER-LEVEL PROGRAM:

    This intensive week of study in Beaune builds upon the Wine Scholar Guild’s Bourgogne Master-Level program, an in-depth certification program on Bourgogne wines. This program has been created jointly by the Wine Scholar Guild and lead instructor Don Kinnan, CWE and is endorsed by Bourgogne Wine Board - BIVB.

    The Bourgogne Master-Level Program includes:

    • A printed copy of the fully revised Bourgogne Master-Level comprehensive study manual 
    • 35+ recorded lectures on Bourgogne's history, geology, viti/vini practices, terroirs, vintages and significant producers of the region.
    • 6 live monthly review webinars*
    • A series of video interviews by Andrew Jefford with some of the most admired experts of the region
    • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group 
    • Online, proctored exam sit to be taken up to 1 year after registration 
    • Access to instructors via the Q&A forum

     

    November 6-11, 2022 in Beaune, the region’s wine capital

    Price: $2790 per person*

    *Deduct $300 if already enrolled in the Bourgogne Master-Level program

    Register

    Tuesday, 14 June 2022 11:49

    About WSG Studio

    WELCOME TO WSG STUDIO!

    WSG Studio is the largest hub of live and streaming wine education content

     

    Learn from the experts

    Stay up to date on wine news

     Meet a community of wine enthusiasts

    Keep your wine education journey in motion

     Create your own learning path

     Connect from anywhere, anytime

     

     

    NOT YET A WSG MEMBER?

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    Try One Free Today

    LIVE AND ON-DEMAND CONTENT

    Gain unlimited access to our library of over 300 recorded WSG Replays covering diverse topics from the wine world at levels that suit all from beginner to wine geek.

    Pour a glass, sit back, and enjoy from anywhere, anytime.

     

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    On which platform do WSG Lives take place?

    We use Zoom for our WSG Lives. Simply click the link provided 5 minutes before the event starts. No Zoom account is necessary to join. 

    What time do WSG Lives take place?

    12:00 EST on Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted). 

    How do I add an upcoming WSG to my calendar?

    Log into your account. Find the upcoming WSG Live you wish to add. Hover over the image and click the small calendar icon on the upper right corner. Choose the calendar of your choice and click to add this. You can also add to your calendar from the page itself on the upper right corner. Your calendar reminder will include the Zoom link to the WSG Live. 

    Once you're on the page for a WSG Live or Replay, click the small link icon in the upper right hand corner and click "Copy Link". You can now share via email or on social media!

     

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    Tuesday, 31 May 2022 09:45

    Become a French Wine Scholar Now

    Take our newest version of FWS for a test drive. Get your free sample chapter now

    Access Your Sample Beaujolais Chapter!
     

    ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    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 network of more than 100 schools across 30 countries on 5 continents, the FWS credential has true international recognition.

    This program was created by WSG Education Director, Lisa M. Airey CWE, with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture.

    Lisa Airey was knighted by the French Ministry of Agriculture 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.

     

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    Whether you are a professional looking to further your career or a wine enthusiast thriving to understand the complexity of the French wine regions, this program will provide you with the most respected certification on the wines of France.

    • The most advanced and comprehensive French wine course available
    • regional approach covering all French wine appellations
    • In-depth exploration of the factors that shape the identity of each appellation
    • A set of study tools design to boost your learning experience

     

    NEW ONLINE-LEARNING MODULES 

    • A comprehensive 330-page study manual with illustrations, maps, and graphics (available in print and e-book formats)
    • 1-year access to our interactive e-learning platform including online learning modulespronunciation exercisesquizzes and flashcards
    • 10 live review webinars with acclaimed wine educators (instructor-led format only)
    • A suggested study program included learning objectives to help you master the exam format (instructor-led format only) 
    • A hand-crafted list of recommended wines to taste at home
    • An online exam (100 multipe choice questions) to obtain your FWS post-nominal.

    Independent study format

    On-demand, start anytime

    Price: $595 

    LEARN MORE

    10-week instructor-led format

    Next session starts September 22, 2022

    Price: $790 

    LEARN MORE

     

    STUDY AT ONE OF OUR PARTNER SCHOOL: 

     

     

    Student Testimonials:

    • Rosana Pasini
      on Aug 4, 2022
      "WSG has definetelly the best online materials for the student to study. It's clear, it's simple and shows the details of terroirs, history, wines in a very easy and lovey way. The classes are great and pleasant. I'll definetelly go on studying with WSG."
    • Celia Regina Canhassi Corigliano
      on Aug 3, 2022
      "Very satisfied. Concepts solidificated. Very good ilustration that helps the information capture."
    • Che Chun Alex Tsui
      on Jul 28, 2022
      "A top-notch qualification enabling everybody to take a deep dive into French Wines! The materials are incredibly well written and the online studying materials are very helpful as well. I especially like the recently-published list of recommended producers and appreciate that there are hundreds of high-quality wine labels presented as examples throughout the online learning module."
    • Edward Halibozek
      on Jul 26, 2022
      "Great program with excellent course material. Perhaps too much information for a short term course. "
    • Ron Benitez
      on Jul 26, 2022
      "Was fun, look forward to the next one"
    • Adam Saun
      on Jul 13, 2022
      "I would highly recommend this course to any professional or enthusiast who has an interest in French wine. The course goes into great detail giving you a deep understanding of the history, climate, viticulture, winemaking, key wine styles and AOCs of all the French wine regions. It really immerses you in the culture of France and it will make you want to travel to each and every one of the regions!"
    • I Putu Rio Chandrabawa Adi Wiguna
      on Jun 23, 2022
      "I would definitely recommend everyone to take WSG courses to expand their knowledge of wine...looking to further dig down the world of wine, you can't be wrong with entrusting that journey with WSG. The materials are well-designed by experts in such a way that can be easily digested despite the sheer amount of depth."
    • Mark Snow
      on Jun 1, 2022
      "The French Wine Scholar course is an exercise in excellence. The materials are rigorously crafted by people who obviously love the wines of the region, and the information within is invaluable to anyone seeking advanced knowledge of this most famous of winemaking countries. The textbook will continue to be a resource for me for years to come. "
    • Tim Henshaw
      on May 26, 2022
      "A very interesting and thoroughly enjoyable course, that combines Classroom, Online and private study opportunities, with the added bonus of being able to taste the wines from the various regions, which helps to cement the idea of Terroir into the style and profile of the regions."
    • Sabina Poirier
      on May 12, 2022
      "Overall, the program is excellent. It has given me a more complete view of the wines of France than I've had in the past. Specifically, I learned about regions that I've not really been exposed to much, and it has given me a better understanding of context. It has also given me a much easier way to think of Bourgogne, especially, the Côte d'Or. I've long had trouble remembering what was what in the Côte d'Or (despite working with some iconic wineries), and I feel much more confident. This goes for all regions really - the course really helps to understand the regions, terroirs, viti, vini, and history, and how it all fits together."
    • Ylva Lindskog
      on Apr 28, 2022
      "Really enjoyed the programme - thank you!"
    • Milos Jerabek
      on Apr 28, 2022
      "I love your take :)"
    • Ying Ying Chen
      on Apr 28, 2022
      "As a wine amteur, I really enjoyed the FWS journey, and have learnt so much from it. I have just finished WSET L3 and finding that I wanted to learn more. FWS expanded my understanding on French wine region, history and deepen my knowledge of how French classifying system works and more pleasure in appreciating wine. Will keep going with WSG study and look forward to the wine trips in the future!"
    • Alejandro Artigas
      on Apr 13, 2022
      "The course was an excellent and thorough immersion in not only French wines, but France as a whole. History, geography, culture, through the lens of wines. I loved the course, it will forever inform me. This course is so important for any wine lover, that there must be a before and after date. As all wine roads go through France. "
    • Leah Spooner
      on Apr 8, 2022
      "The material is excellent and will leave students with a thorough and impactful knowledge of French wine. "

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

    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.

     

     ONLINE LEARNING CLASSROOM LEARNING

     

    STUDY OPTION 1 | ONLINE LEARNING

    Earn the French Wine Scholar™ (FWS) post-nominal via the online, independent study format or enroll in the 10-week, instructor-led online format including 10 live review webinars.

    The French Wine scholar™ online learning format includes:

    • A comprehensive 330-page study manual with illustrations, maps, and graphics, available in print + e-book formats
    • 1-year access to our interactive and user-friendly e-learning platform including online learning modulespronunciation exercisesquizzes and flashcards
    • 10 live review webinars* with acclaimed wine educators *instructor-led format only
    • suggested schedule of study* with learning objectives that provide detailed assessment criteria for mastery
    • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group 
    • An online exam sit (100 multipe choice questions).

    Choose your format:

    Independent study format

    On-demand, start anytime

    Price: $595 

    LEARN MORE

    10-week instructor-led format

    Next session starts July 7, 2022

    Price: $790 

    LEARN MORE
     

     

    STUDY OPTION 2 | CLASSROOM LEARNING

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

    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.

    FIND A PROVIDER NEAR YOU

     

     

    STUDY MATERIALS

    FWS Study Manual in print + e-book formats

    The 330-page, full-color study manual (NEW 7th 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.

    Comprehensive coverage of France’s 14 distinct wine regions:

    • Viticultural history, wine culture and traditions
    • Location and climate and their effects on viticulture and wine style
    • Topography, geography and soils and their impact on the vine
    • Grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles
    • Viticulture and winemaking practices
    • Wine industry trends and economics
    • All AOCs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities
    • A Fundamentals Unit covering the history of France, its political geography, physical geography, climate, soils, grapes, training systems, and viticultural & vinicultural practices…plus an important piece on how AOCs are counted and why different sources quote different figures.
    • Special focus on current regional trends and challenges
    • Pie charts of pertinent AOC production numbers and area under vine by wine region
    • Learning objectives that provide detailed assessment criteria for mastery

    Regions covered: Alsace, Champagne, Bourgogne, Beaujolais, Jura, Savoie, Loire, Bordeaux, Southwest, Languedoc, Roussillon, Rhône, Provence, Corsica

    FWS Online Study Modules

    French Wine Scholar™ online study modules features:

    The FWS online study modules offer interactive presentations that are put into a measurable, meaningful format designed for maximum retention of content and ease of use. Each region of France is covered and dovetails nicely with the French Wine Scholar study manual. Study materials are available 24/7. If you’ve got a laptop and an internet connection, you’ve got a classroom!

    • Quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • Educational graphics, videos and pronunciation exercises to offer new insight and keep you engaged
    • Your place is automatically bookmarked/saved to resume where you left off 
    • A progress bar tracks your accomplishments

     

    About the French Wine Scholar:

    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.

    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.

     

    Student Testimonials:

    • Rosana Pasini
      on Aug 4, 2022
      "WSG has definetelly the best online materials for the student to study. It's clear, it's simple and shows the details of terroirs, history, wines in a very easy and lovey way. The classes are great and pleasant. I'll definetelly go on studying with WSG."
    • Celia Regina Canhassi Corigliano
      on Aug 3, 2022
      "Very satisfied. Concepts solidificated. Very good ilustration that helps the information capture."
    • Che Chun Alex Tsui
      on Jul 28, 2022
      "A top-notch qualification enabling everybody to take a deep dive into French Wines! The materials are incredibly well written and the online studying materials are very helpful as well. I especially like the recently-published list of recommended producers and appreciate that there are hundreds of high-quality wine labels presented as examples throughout the online learning module."
    • Edward Halibozek
      on Jul 26, 2022
      "Great program with excellent course material. Perhaps too much information for a short term course. "
    • Ron Benitez
      on Jul 26, 2022
      "Was fun, look forward to the next one"
    • Adam Saun
      on Jul 13, 2022
      "I would highly recommend this course to any professional or enthusiast who has an interest in French wine. The course goes into great detail giving you a deep understanding of the history, climate, viticulture, winemaking, key wine styles and AOCs of all the French wine regions. It really immerses you in the culture of France and it will make you want to travel to each and every one of the regions!"
    • I Putu Rio Chandrabawa Adi Wiguna
      on Jun 23, 2022
      "I would definitely recommend everyone to take WSG courses to expand their knowledge of wine...looking to further dig down the world of wine, you can't be wrong with entrusting that journey with WSG. The materials are well-designed by experts in such a way that can be easily digested despite the sheer amount of depth."
    • Mark Snow
      on Jun 1, 2022
      "The French Wine Scholar course is an exercise in excellence. The materials are rigorously crafted by people who obviously love the wines of the region, and the information within is invaluable to anyone seeking advanced knowledge of this most famous of winemaking countries. The textbook will continue to be a resource for me for years to come. "
    • Tim Henshaw
      on May 26, 2022
      "A very interesting and thoroughly enjoyable course, that combines Classroom, Online and private study opportunities, with the added bonus of being able to taste the wines from the various regions, which helps to cement the idea of Terroir into the style and profile of the regions."
    • Sabina Poirier
      on May 12, 2022
      "Overall, the program is excellent. It has given me a more complete view of the wines of France than I've had in the past. Specifically, I learned about regions that I've not really been exposed to much, and it has given me a better understanding of context. It has also given me a much easier way to think of Bourgogne, especially, the Côte d'Or. I've long had trouble remembering what was what in the Côte d'Or (despite working with some iconic wineries), and I feel much more confident. This goes for all regions really - the course really helps to understand the regions, terroirs, viti, vini, and history, and how it all fits together."
    • Ylva Lindskog
      on Apr 28, 2022
      "Really enjoyed the programme - thank you!"
    • Milos Jerabek
      on Apr 28, 2022
      "I love your take :)"
    • Ying Ying Chen
      on Apr 28, 2022
      "As a wine amteur, I really enjoyed the FWS journey, and have learnt so much from it. I have just finished WSET L3 and finding that I wanted to learn more. FWS expanded my understanding on French wine region, history and deepen my knowledge of how French classifying system works and more pleasure in appreciating wine. Will keep going with WSG study and look forward to the wine trips in the future!"
    • Alejandro Artigas
      on Apr 13, 2022
      "The course was an excellent and thorough immersion in not only French wines, but France as a whole. History, geography, culture, through the lens of wines. I loved the course, it will forever inform me. This course is so important for any wine lover, that there must be a before and after date. As all wine roads go through France. "
    • Leah Spooner
      on Apr 8, 2022
      "The material is excellent and will leave students with a thorough and impactful knowledge of French wine. "

     

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