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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.

    • 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 week in advance, WSG office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule the exam.
    Customer Reviews
    5 1 5 Nikhil Bhusal on Feb 23, 2021
    The French Wine Scholar is a very well-thought-out program. The study material is easy to use and understand, making technical and tricky subjects, simple to cover. 100% recommended for those who are stepping into the world of wine!
    5 1 5 Efraime Calaunan on Feb 17, 2021
    Although I do not carry any current certificates I chose FWSG to challenge myself & most importantly to learn . This course did exactly that! It is well structured & many resources are provided . I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is willing to apply themselves to further their wine knowledge !
    5 1 5 Luis Felipe Campos on Feb 16, 2021
    Participating in the French Wine Scholar program gave me knowledge far beyond wine; it's like a real deep dive into French culture
    5 1 5 Luis Felipe Campos on Feb 15, 2021
    To get enrolled into French Wine Scholar program became me self confident in several aspects beyond french wine's knowledge itself; it's like a deep dive into french culture and history
    5 1 5 Adrian Matei on Jan 15, 2021
    it is very good course with a good amounth of information given.
    5 1 5 Chantal Molin on Dec 22, 2020
    Great program! It would have been great to receive the access to the online learning earlier than 2 months before the classroom session. But great material et great school for the classroom learning.
    5 1 5 Brianna Burns on Dec 20, 2020
    The French Wine Scholar is a thoroughly enjoyable wine certification course that gives context above all. I love learning about why wine is the way it is, along with learning about what it is and where it comes from and FWS really provides that needed background. For anyone looking for an all-encompassing knowledge of French wine, this course is for you. I can't wait to take on the other courses!
    5 1 4 Joao Rocha Lima Neto on Dec 17, 2020
    I think the program as very interesting. Hoping to have the Italian and Spanish program in Portuguese as well in a short period of time.
    5 1 4 Renee Munro on Dec 14, 2020
    The information in the French Wine Scholar program is expertly and beautifully presented, in a manner that even non-wine professionals like me can master. The content is fascinating and fun - I can't wait to sign up for the next course!
    5 1 5 Giuseppina Andreacchio on Dec 13, 2020
    I attended FWS at West London School and the program proved to be excellent for the detailed description of the various regions and for the easy explanations of those regions that may seem a bit more complicated (i.e. Bourgogne). The program was clear, well delivered and the wines we tasted were a perfect example of the grape varieties or styles presented by the tutors. The course is perfect for anyone who is not familiar with French Wines or for wine professionals who want to improve their knowledge of French Wines further. I highly recommend the course which is very enjoyable but teaches you an awful lot at the same time.
    5 1 4 Charlene Denise Perez on Dec 10, 2020
    Great Course, really learned a lot
    5 1 5 Thomas Trull on Dec 10, 2020
    French Wine Scholar gives you a remarkably deep insight into the history, geology, and character of French wines and regions that will give you a leg up whether in your wine career or just completing your own cellar.
    5 1 5 Tian Lewis on Dec 10, 2020
    No other program offers this kind of deep dive into France’s various wine regions. I highly recommend the program to anyone who is curious and dedicated to learning about French wine.
    5 1 5 Jose Renato Camilotti on Dec 1, 2020
    The FWS is a journey through wine, its history, cultural and political elements. A real immersion in the culture of humanity, providing deep and solid knowledge about French regions and wines. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to feel confident and expert on the subject.
    5 1 5 Jörg Philipp on Nov 30, 2020
    After years of trying to get structure into my knowledge about French wine, finally I found the solution! FWS has a clear structure on each wine region, with the most needed information in a row. No need to search around for the things I am looking for. It really took me so many years of struggling with French wine, now I am clear.
    Many thanks to FWS and I can only suggest this format, if you are also wondering how to get your knowledge in a row or if you start with France, this is the course to take!
    5 1 5 Florent Mougin on Oct 28, 2020
    FWS is a very informative and in depth course. I enjoyed refreshing my knowledge and even learn new things on smaller regions we are not used to see in Asia. I strongly recommend this course!
    5 1 5 Angelina Cheuk on Oct 12, 2020
    FWS is the in depth wine course that offers the most interesting and concise information you cannot get anywhere else
    5 1 5 Kyle Paton on Sep 30, 2020
    The French Wine Scholar distance learning program was one of the best choices I could have made for my career. It's incredibly intuitive, structured, and guided even with independent studying. It really helped me to have focus on areas and topics that I have breezed over in the past, which have made me a much more well rounded sommelier. I enrolled in the Spanish Wine Scholar program the second I finished my FWS exam, it was that good!
    5 1 4 Rijul Mohil on Sep 16, 2020
    The overall program was very informative and i quiet easy to understand.
    The course material provided was very good along with the maps for each region and short quizzes after chapter was very helpful.
    I would suggest this course to all individual who are hoping to learn more about french wines
    5 1 4 Antonio Bueno on Aug 27, 2020
    The most pleasurable and comprehensive way I have found to deepen in my knowledge of French wines. A must that is fully enjoyable.
    5 1 5 Jinhyuck Yang on Jul 30, 2020
    The study material covers history, topography, geology, grape varieties, wines, terminologies, and even food tradition. I was hugely impressed by the interesting links among them that have created the excellent wine culture of France.

    Having a broad and in-depth knowledge of unique terroirs within France boosted my level of appreciation of the wines of France!

    5 1 5 Nicolas on Jul 27, 2020
    The program is well done. All the tools are very useful for the exam.
    5 1 5 Anonymous on Jul 13, 2020
    WSG is an excellent wine education institution.
    5 1 5 John Lord on 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 on Jun 27, 2020
    I was quite informative and hope I passed.
    5 1 4 Joseph on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on May 13, 2020
    Very informative, comprehensive and interesting material to learn about the French wine scene in a fun way.
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