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    French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format

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    The package includes:

    The FWS study manual, access to the FWS online course for one year and registration for the FWS online exam-sit. Does not include the one-year membership subscription.

    Detail of the package:

    French Wine Scholar study manual, 6th Edition

    • A 274-page, full-color study manual on the wines of France
    • The most current and comprehensive resource on the wines of France (6th edition released in Dec. 2016)
    • Manual doubles as a reference book for wine professionals

    One-year access to the FWS online course (e-learning modules)

    The Wine Scholar Guild offers an interactive professional development program that is put into a measurable, meaningful format designed for maximum retention of content and ease of use.

    Note: Online study program is in English only. Examination is available in all languages above.

    • Students study all French wine regions online... at their own pace!
    • Study materials are available 24/7 and registration is for one full year
    • Interactive e-learning modules with loads of illustrations and full audio narration
    • Interactive review quizzes for self-evaluation
    • Instructor Q&A forum for assistance as well as Student Community forums
    • Downloadable maps

    Registration for the FWS online exam-sit

    • The exam is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 60 minutes.
    • The French Wine Scholar credential will be conferred to those individuals who sit the exam and achieve a score of 75 or higher.
    • Online exam candidates must have a computer (tablet not compatible), a good internet connection, a webcam and a microphone with speakers for proctoring purposes.
    • Candidate has one year from registration date to take the exam. When ready, the candidate may contact 1 month in advance, WSG office manager Celine Camus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule the exam.
      Important notice: Candidates cancelling less than 10 business days prior to their scheduled exam date or not showing up the day of will incur a $99 re-scheduling fee.
    List of the comments:
    5 1 5 John Lord
    Jun 27, 2020
    I found the FWS program excellent and at the conclusion considered I had achieved everything I wished from enrolment. I also participated in a short 5 week instructor led version of the program which also gave an overview of France and its wine industries that brought the independent learning together in an understandable framework.
    5 1 4 Eve Vuillemainroy
    Jun 27, 2020
    I was quite informative and hope I passed.
    5 1 4 Joseph
    Jun 25, 2020
    The French Wine Scholar program is a must for anyone wishing to go deeper into understanding the world of French wine. The level of detail in the study material is exceptional.
    5 1 5 Lindsay Schwietz
    Jun 22, 2020
    I really enjoyed taking the French Wine Scholar program. The information is arranged logically with interesting historical and regional stories that I look forward to using while selling wine in my job as a server. I can't wait to dive into the other Wine Scholar courses!
    5 1 4 Shu Tong Tan
    Jun 11, 2020
    A thorough and in-depth look into the world of French wines. Definitely require a substantial amount of wine knowledge before attempting this course, else it can be an uphill task of memory work with the vast amount of information involved. The course is the de facto holy grail necessary to understand the history, the hype, and the happenings of wines for all wine students as it is where the trinity of fame, glory, and luxury for the wine industry comes together.
    5 1 5 Caitlin Ferguson
    Jun 7, 2020
    The French Wine Scholar was the deep dive into France that I needed! It was challenging, and very informative, and I feel that it gave me a solid understanding of French wine. I will definitely be considering the master classes on Burgundy or Champagne, which were the most challenging regions for me while studying FWS.
    5 1 4 Bart Crols
    May 13, 2020
    Very informative, comprehensive and interesting material to learn about the French wine scene in a fun way.
    5 1 4 Emily Spruce
    May 11, 2020
    The French Wine Scholar has provided me with knowledge and confidence with French Wines; covering a range of topics including regional history, geology, and lesser known varieties. I learnt online and at my own pace, which gave me much needed flexibility. Thanks to the FWS, I've even found some new favourite wines.
    5 1 4 Ruth Wiles
    Apr 13, 2020
    The FWS is both thorough and informative. I really enjoyed the course. There is so much covered that isn't covered by other wine courses and some important gaps in my knowledge were filled.
    5 1 4 Pierre-Alexis Mengual
    Apr 9, 2020
    I am very happy with WSG. I did not have the book to study because of the deliveries problem with the actual crisis. In spite of it the online material is very good and helps me, I was just frustrated in front of the exam to have 4/5 questions I can’t answer because the details were in the book.
    Also as the exam is online it is pretty easy to give the result directly and I can do to so it could have been appreciated to have my final result before 6 long weeks.
    Thank you very much for such a pleasant and very well made program.
    5 1 5 Istvan Tabor
    Apr 5, 2020
    As a WSET Diploma student I found French Wine Scholar a very useful tool in deepening my knowledge about the wines and wine regions of France. Being a comprehensive and well-detailed material, the study guide helped me a lot to get the big picture and put all the small puzzles into the correct place during my studies.
    5 1 5 Hanhong Im
    Apr 2, 2020
    As I mentioned it, this program is very helpful and useful for people to study French wines.
    I will recommend it to other people.
    5 1 5 Peter Essex
    Mar 19, 2020
    My knowledge of French wine, the geography, topology and history of the country has increased ten fold since I undertook French Wine Scholar. The level of detail in quite an easy to understand format is incredible. This course is a must for anybody interested or passionate about French wine and is incredibly enjoyable to boot.
    5 1 5 Peter Essex
    Mar 19, 2020
    My knowledge of French wine, the geography, topology and history of the country has increased ten fold since I undertook French Wine Scholar. The level of detail in quite an easy to understand format is incredible. This course is a must for anybody interested or passionate about French wine and is incredibly enjoyable to boot.
    5 1 4 Lara
    Mar 19, 2020
    The FWS course is insightful and beneficial with a logical structure as well as interesting anecdotes. As a wine educator, it helps me to broaden and consolidate my knowledge and understanding of French wine and regions. Looking forward to diving into the IWS and SWS courses in the future!
    5 1 5 Pablo Dotta
    Mar 17, 2020
    It was an excellent program. A lot (I mean, a lot) of information, but really easy to approach.
    Now I feel stronger as a Sommelier.
    5 1 5 Samuel Hilder
    Mar 14, 2020
    All in all I loved the course and look forward to the Spanish wine scholar.
    5 1 5 Daniel Rogenski
    Mar 6, 2020
    The FWS program is structured in a way that will help you retain a lot of information for a very long time. It's in depth material is direct, easy to understand and absorb. I highly recommend the program to anyone wanting and develop their knowledge of french wine out of both personal or professional interest.
    5 1 4 Jose Luis Alvarez
    Feb 18, 2020
    It is a very interesting program for the people who want to know more in details a complicated wine country as France. I'm very satisfied and I will try to do the other countries wine scholar.
    5 1 5 Lisa Lehar
    Feb 13, 2020
    Any wine student or serious enthusiast needs to understand France. This program wraps up all of the French wine regions with a bow. The content is comprehensive and the text a great resource. Historic and geological information aids in comprehension and lends a flavor to the learning.
    5 1 5 Johnny Lam
    Feb 4, 2020
    “The Foundation” illustrates basic knowledge of a wine lover should know such as viticulture & wine-making process.

    Information on when to drink and food traditions on each specific areas are also useful.
    5 1 5 Nathan Reeves
    Feb 3, 2020
    Fabulous course, rather comprehensive in scope to provide an overview of all regions (beyond typical Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Champagne
    5 1 4 Catherine Barber
    Jan 15, 2020
    The French Wine Scholar program provides a comprehensive survey of France's diverse wine regions. The combination of in-class instruction, online materials, and outstanding wines reinforced key material from the text. This class is a must for anyone who is serious about deepening their knowledge of French wine.
    5 1 5 Andrew Knowles
    Jan 13, 2020
    The FWS was a fantastic course filled with great content. It really gave me a much deeper understanding of the regions and wines of France in a way I can use in my job every day.
    5 1 4 Aron Veen
    Dec 7, 2019
    I would highly recommend the Wine Scholar Guild courses to anyone who drinks wine, works with wine, or travels to wine regions. The self study format is comprehensive with its detailed textbook, flashcards, practice exams and extra material. Questions are thouroughly answered within a day by the knowledgeable staff. Great addition to any wine education.
    5 1 5 Martin Kucerak
    Dec 2, 2019
    This was a very in deepth course covering all the regions os France. Very informative for those who did winset3.
    5 1 5 Kevin Welch
    Nov 24, 2019
    As an avid student of French wine, I entered the course feeling very comfortable about my knowledge of France. After going through this course, I found that my knowledge of French wine had expanded significantly. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have recommended it to others. The manual and my notes will serve as references in the future. I'm very pleased I enrolled and look forward to taking other Wine Scholar Guild courses.
    5 1 4 Bethany Greish
    Nov 21, 2019
    Excellent class for a broad understanding of French wines and growing regions. Very informative and in depth. Engaging and well organized material in manual. Fuels your curiosity and passion to learn more and focus on specific regions to further your French wine knowledge!
    5 1 5 Carlos Mazon
    Nov 18, 2019
    Excellent course. The online material is fantastic, the study book is very well structured, the flashcards really useful, the exercises and all the support material and I do recommend this course for those who want to know better the French wine. It's a clear and direct professional view of the French Wine and has a lot of useful information to get a deeper, full understanding and apreciation of it.
    5 1 5 John Person
    Nov 16, 2019
    Excellent course
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