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    Program Details & FAQs

    Program Details & FAQs

    Who should enroll?

    Anyone who wishes to understand Loire 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 immediately accessible upon enrollment 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 Loire chapter
    • Online access to the French Wine Scholar’s Loire e-learning module and review quiz

    What does the program include?

    • Preparatory reading assignments, online study modules and review quiz
    • 16 live and recorded webinars by expert Loire instructors
    • A copy of the Loire Master-Level Study Manual, reading and tasting assignments to accompany each lecture
    • Online review quizzes
    • Access to instructors via the Q&A forum
    • Online, proctored exam sit*

    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 around the world.
    • 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 or link up with fellow students at a participating WSG program provider for a day of review and tutored tasting.

    What is the detailed curriculum?

    To discover the detailed curriculum, click here.

    *What does the exam entail?

    The proctored exam is administered online for those with appropriate access to a computer outfitted with webcam and audio system. Candidates have one year to take the examination and may contact one month in advance the WSG office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check on availability.

    The exam is composed of three separate sections: 50 multiple-choice questions (50 points), four short-answer essays (40 points) as well as a map identification exercise (10 points) and must be completed in 90 minutes. The Loire Master-Level Certificate will be conferred to those individuals who sit the exam and achieve a score of 75 or higher.

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