French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format

French Wine Scholar online - Independent Study Format

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The package includes:

  • A comprehensive 330-page study manual with illustrations, maps, and graphics, available in print + e-book formats
  • 1-year access to our interactive and user-friendly e-learning platform including online learning modulespronunciation exercisesquizzes and flashcards
  • suggested schedule of study* with learning objectives that provide detailed assessment criteria for mastery
  • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group 
  • An online exam sit (100 multipe choice questions).

Registration for the FWS online exam:

  • 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 two weeks in advance, Andrea McEwan 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 Tomy Gil on Mar 3, 2022
Highly recommended !
5 1 5 Tomy Gil on Mar 3, 2022
Highly recommended !
5 1 5 Agustin Bianchi on Feb 24, 2022
Excellent program. It far exceeds my expectations. It is difficult to find such complete study material. The evaluation system is also very reliable and easy to use.
5 1 5 Pai Yueh Lee on Feb 20, 2022
Thank you for providing the comprehensive information of French wine regions. Even I took the on-line learning, I still can study under the instruction of program without confusing. Deeply appreciated.
5 1 4 Rob Mack on Feb 18, 2022
A very well run course that touches on all things related to French wine. Highly recommended.
5 1 5 Pablo Mata on Feb 17, 2022
This course help a lot to understand the french wine and the history and how affect the present and is easy to study by yourself.
5 1 4 Dong Hwan Kim on Feb 17, 2022
FWS definitely made me focus on wine study. It covers a wide range of French wine region and styles of wine as well. I got motivated by studying FWS and can use the knowledge from this course. For the last few weeks, I've been into the French wine world and it will help to broaden my wine knowledge and my wine business as well.

Thank you for organizing this fantastic program.
5 1 5 Nao Wakayama on Feb 16, 2022
I found the whole course a friendly guide to draw on my profound knowledge of French wines.
5 1 4 Anna Rååstorm on Feb 11, 2022
Perfect and good pedagogical & digital structure!
The studies create a feeling to learn even more !
5 1 4 Shruti Sinha on Feb 6, 2022
I fell in love with French wine while I lived in Toulouse for 6 years. French Wine Scholar program allowed me to do a comprehensive deep dive into the wines of France - including the history and food pairing - which beautifully set the context. It was like going down a memory lane and virtually travelling back to France through the lens of wine. My course provider also chose a wonderful set of wines to taste!
5 1 4 Patrick Miyamoto on Jan 18, 2022
The French Wine Scholar program is a superb and extensive program that even caters to wine-lovers who are starting their journey into formal education (like me!)
5 1 5 ALEJANDRA BRETON on Jan 12, 2022
The FWS is a spectacular course for those who love French wines and want to deepen their knowledge. The quality of the content of the manuals and online resources, the possibility to taste a wide range of wines, together with the knowledge and experience of the teachers are the perfect combination for those seeking excellence in wine education.
It is a demanding program, you have to invest many hours of study apart from the classes, not only to pass the exam but to feel that the course is being used to the fullest. Super recommended and an excellent base to continue learning more about French wine with the Master Programs and Study Trips.
5 1 5 Miguel Angel Hernandez Moreno on Dec 27, 2021
This is one of the most complete and in depth courses of France that are available in the market right now... all the materials, either digital or paper are outstanding and make it easy to understand the wide of all the wine regions of France.
5 1 5 Julian Hind on Dec 23, 2021
The course and the teacher were both superb and I have already signed up for the Italian course in January
5 1 4 Linda Davies on Dec 17, 2021
Very comprehensive study manual, allowing students to gain in depth knowledge of the history of French wine.
5 1 5 Sekwang Joo on Dec 13, 2021
The French Wine Scholar Program is the best way to study French wine.

Really appreciate it.

Thank you!
5 1 5 David Lane on Dec 8, 2021
I learned so much to make me appreciate all the wines more. I may not drink more wine now but I'll certainly appreciate what I'm buying....even if it cost more.
5 1 4 Tim Killen on Nov 28, 2021
An excellent course giving cultural, historical, gastronomic insight into Frances key wine regions as well as in depth insight into the climate, environmental factors, terroir and winemaking of these regions.
5 1 5 Alex Von Schirmeister on Nov 26, 2021
The FWS is an intense, but incredibly complete and exhaustive study of the wines of France across all its regions and grape varieties and permutations. Even for someone claiming to know France relatively well, this course will certainly go several levels deeper across all French regions, and hopefully help to discover or to appreciate regions you may have been paying less attention to. The FWS is not for beginners, and a certain level of basic understanding of wine growing and wine making is assumed. But it is an excellent add-on to anyone's wine education and journey to wine discovery.

I look forward to the WSG expanding its offering to further countries (a German/Austrian Wine Scholar for example)?
5 1 5 Helene Schwartz on Oct 19, 2021
I loved touring the different areas of France with the FWS, the program is very comprehensive and the content engaging. I look forward to continuing my journey with the IWS and the SWS!
5 1 5 Jinyoung Seok on Sep 30, 2021
Q&A site was really helpful. Nancy was quick to answer and gave exact feedback. Also maps were very helpful.
5 1 4 Ji Seong Lee on Sep 29, 2021
Thank you
5 1 5 Chi Shao Liang on Sep 17, 2021
FWS is a course that provide depth knowledge to the French wine and the wine regions.
5 1 5 Liam Mckeown on Aug 1, 2021
The online resources are extremely well written and help guide you through the programme, even without an instructor. I would highly recommend this programme to anyone wanting to progress their French wine knowledge to a professional level.
5 1 5 Ken Haile on Jul 26, 2021
A wonderful program that comprehensively covers all the aspects of French wine.
5 1 5 Sarah Tomal on Jun 27, 2021
The French Wine Scholar program was a challenging yet approachable way for a casual wine enthusiast like myself to make a meaningful investment in their wine education. I enjoyed the program and exploring new and interesting regions. FWS has opened doors to the wine industry for me and helped me get my foot in the door. I'm excited to see what's next!
5 1 4 Mark Okey on Jun 25, 2021
Yes, I found the course very informative and helpful.
Thank you.
5 1 5 Robert Atkinson on Jun 16, 2021
The French Wine Scholar Guild course greatly broadened my knowledge of the diverse wine scene in France as well as stimulating my interest in wine regions (Chablis, Beaujolais, and the Southewest )that had always held little interest. This is not a wine tasting course per se, though students do taste wine from wine regions across France; the course educates the student about wine production in the fourteen wine regions in the country. The focus in each region is on climate, geology, soil types, grapes planted, and winemaking styles. It really started me thinking about the reasons behind why chardonnay tastes the way it does in Chablis, and how and why we should all be interested in the Beajolais region, realizing that there is much more to the Gamay grape than the production of Nouveau. I finished the course with a clearer understanding of the variety of French wines and the long history behind wine production throughout the country.
5 1 4 Sean Haggerty on Jun 15, 2021
Respectful class. Bravo
5 1 5 Christopher Shipp on Jun 15, 2021
This course was offered as part of my company's continued education program. I felt like I had a strong knowledge base in French Wine and this course just took it to the next level. Great details about each area and the remote learning tools were simple to follow. Great job overall. I think the Spanish Course is next for me.
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