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    French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format

    French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format

    4.91773 5 62 Product
    US$595.00 each
    FWS Manual Language

    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.

    Program's features and benefits:

    • 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
    • A comprehensive series of recorded webinars by Jay Youmans, Master of Wine, on regional wine styles with suggested wine list
    • 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 5 business days prior to their scheduled exam date or not showing up the day of will incur a $85 re-scheduling fee.
    List of the comments:
    5 1 5 John Person
    Excellent course
    5 1 4 Catherine Gregg
    Wonderful potential for learning French Wine regions! Be prepared to study deeply!
    5 1 5 Michael Borck
    This is an excellent program for anyone that wants to dive more deeply into the wines of France. It’s a big subject. The class will act as an encouragement to learn more.
    5 1 4 Bruno Ferrari
    A well-rounded program, with very good information provided for each of the 14 wine-producing regions in France. The syllabus builds upon the more general material covered by other exceptional wine education providers, such as the WSET (Level 3 course).
    Finally, I believe classics matter, and if you would like to celebrate the wisdom of the precursors of classical wine, then the FWS certification is the go-to source for French wine education. À votre santé !
    5 1 5 Jonelle Gingrich
    The FWS course at Auberge du Vin is top notch. Recommend the course text book receive some TLC.
    5 1 5 Moonsong Bang
    Very satisfied. Thank you.
    5 1 4 Neil Teague
    The study materials, both printed manuals and online, are excellent resources for learning and studying the complexity of French wine appellations, and serve as valuable reference material on this topic.
    5 1 5 Tadeu Rodrigues Barbosa
    One can think that following a distance learning course on wine would be a big challenge! I don't think so, at least for this particular case - the French Wine Scholar certification course. And I took the Independent Study Format, that in fact wasn't that independent because the online resources are so amazing that I felt throughout the course as if I were closely accompanied by the people from the Wine Scholar Guild whenever I was logged. And I'm sure I was! Needed I anything, they were there to help. Studying on the book was also quite pleasurable and informative thanks to the layout, beautiful pictures and the content itself. All that I needed to delve deeply into the French Wine Industry.
    5 1 4 Regan Murphy
    Good program, wish I had more time to devote to learning about wine.
    5 1 5 Dori Baker
    The French Wine Scholar program is an incredibly in-depth, comprehensive course! For anyone who is interested in developing their knowledge of French wine, this course is a must!
    5 1 4 Luis Alejandro Perez
    improve Portuguese translation...
    5 1 5 Valeria Fontenelle
    I found a great program very complete, exam was hard but in overall i had an amazing learning experience, will definitely do the SWS and IWS.
    5 1 5 Supakorn Siddhichai
    An excellent way to immerse yourself into the world of French wines.
    5 1 5 Vanessa Phua
    programme was well conducted with easy to understand lectures and textbook. On-line slides and lectures/webinars were very interesting to peruse. France is such an exciting wine region, against a fascinating backdrop of history and geography. Excellent course.
    5 1 5 Francisco Riveros
    France is inevitable. The materials, stories and anecdotes given are invaluable for anyone who wants to be cultured on wine wherever they're from.
    5 1 4 Gill Sykes
    The program is very terroir focused which interested me greatly and the level of detail gives a very in depth appreciation of each French region. The online resources and study aids contributed significantly to me achieving a pass. I was sceptical about the exam format being multiple choice but actually found that because of this I was forced to learn in a very detailed and accurate manner which I think will help me retain the knowledge gained into the future.
    5 1 4 Karri Norton
    I came away from the FWS with a much deeper understanding of the soil types and regional grapes of France than I ever have from any previous certification.
    5 1 5 Azra Moiz
    Really helped me to appreciate wine regions in an indepth way, with week-by-week focus on some of France's most important wines and terroirs.
    5 1 4 Anton Vamplew
    For me this has been a fascinating course. It truly allowed my to expand my understanding of all the major regions of France in a way I enjoy learning: the online teaching modules with interactive quiz-questions, together with an engaging, well put together course book, made it well-worth the money. I will certainly be taking more courses with the Wine Scholar Guild.
    5 1 5 Katie Karo
    I now have a great understanding of French AOCs. It has shown me new and interesting wines to try. Working in a liquor store as a buyer this has helped me give my customers education and encouraged them to buy wines outside of their comfort zone. Overall I throughly enjoyed the program!
    5 1 5 Peter Alig
    I loved this course!
    5 1 5 Julie Draper
    The independent study format is really well-conceived for someone like me who enjoys working in depth and at their own pace. The program itself is comprehensive, intuitive and very interesting.
    5 1 5 Cody Hall
    This was really stellar as far as self-study programs go. The online courses and self-evaluations helped me to measure my progress and prepare for the test, while the manual is a great resource in itself.
    5 1 5 Juan Pablo Salgado
    Very comprehensive study of the complexity of the wine industry in France.
    I was glad to join this course and learn more about history, laws, regions and of course the marvelous wines.
    5 1 5 Antoinette Landragin
    The French Wine Scholar program is an incredibly enjoyable scholastic venture for those interested in engaging more with the intricacies of the French wine world. Within each chapter lies a wealth of fascinating historical material to compliment the concise details on the highlighted AOCs.
    5 1 5 Malcolm Lamont
    The French Wine Scholar program widened my learning of all French wine regions, and built on already broadly-acquired knowledge from completing the Diploma in Wines and Spirits. With the Italian Wine Scholar course also completed, I am looking very much forward to the Spanish Wine Scholar!
    5 1 3 Jc Parets
    I learned a lot and it absolutely did its job in helping me learn more about French Wines. I don't know if I passed or not, but I'm already drinking great wines at low prices because I know what to look for!
    5 1 5 Dawn Schultz
    The French Wine Scholars program was the most prepared, informative and resourceful wine course I have ever taken. It was not easy but it was fair challenge!
    5 1 4 Debra Hoe
    This is a very good programme for serious wine enthusiasts looking to further their wine education beyond WSET Level 3 but who can't commit to the full Diploma programme. Highly recommended.
    5 1 5 Anthony Gatti
    The French Wine Scholar program was a joyful learning experience. We explored deeply each and every region of France, and we tasted wines from all the regions, including wines from lesser-known regions such as Savoie, Jura and Corsica. Overall, it was much more challenging than I had anticipated and anyone who passes this exam should be proud of their accomplishment. The FWS postscript is meaningful!
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