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    French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format

    French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format

    4.94832 5 60 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.

    • 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 4 Jose Luis Alvarez
    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
    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
    “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
    Fabulous course, rather comprehensive in scope to provide an overview of all regions (beyond typical Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Champagne
    5 1 4 Catherine Barber
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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!
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