Program Details & FAQs

Program Details

Who should enroll?

Anyone who wishes to understand Languedoc-Roussillon wines from the ground up:

  • Wine Professionals
  • Advanced Students of Wine
  • Serious Wine Hobbyists

What are the prerequisites?

A strong wine background is suggested. Nevertheless, preparatory reading and e-learning modules are provided for those who need to brush up.

You will be provided with all the materials you need to enter the program from a position of strength:

  • The French Wine Scholar Study Manual’s chapter on Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Online access to the French Wine Scholar’s Languedoc Roussillon e-learning module and review quiz

What does the program include?

  • Preparatory reading assignments, online study modules and review quiz
  • Nine recorded webinars by lead instructor, Matthew Stubbs, Master of Wine (last updated May 2016)
  • Supplemental recorded webinars by Andrew Jefford, Jay Youmans MW, Rosemary George MW, Dominique Laporte MOF, Jessica Poole and Eric Aracil
  • A copy of the Sud de France Master-Level Study Manual (last updated May 2016)
  • Tasting assignments to accompany each lecture
  • Online review quizzes
  • Access to instructors via the Q&A forum
  • Online, proctored exam sit

Want to learn more? Download the list of the 14 thematic lectures with their detailed abstracts.

Why study online?

  • E-learning is flexible and available “on demand”. Your programming is delivered to your computer at your convenience,  regardless of traffic or weather.
  • E-learning makes the world smaller! By going online, this program allows students to have access to a pool of talented educators from France and the USA.
  • E-learning is accessible, convenient, and affordable.  No traffic jams.  No travel. No parking costs.

What about tasting?

The choice is yours: purchase wine and work your way through the optional tasting assignments 

You may also link up with fellow students near you by connecting with them via the course's Student Community Forum.

What does the exam entail?

The exam is comprised of three separate sections: 50 multiple-choice questions, four short-answer questions and a map exercise. Passing score is 75/100.


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