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    French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format

    French Wine Scholar online - Independent Study Format

    4.98069 5 57 Product

    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 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 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.
    5 1 4 Emily Spruce on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on Mar 14, 2020
    All in all I loved the course and look forward to the Spanish wine scholar.
    5 1 5 Daniel Rogenski on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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.
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