French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format

French Wine Scholar online - Independent Study Format

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US$750.00

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 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.
5 1 4 Lisa Mauro-Niebuhr on Jun 8, 2021
The Wine Scholar Guild has taken the complex topic of French Wine Studies into a thorough classroom environment. Along with the presentation, the wine tastings throughout the course work allow the student to experience a fair amount of French wine styles in a fairly concise timeline.
5 1 5 Seema Pal on Jun 6, 2021
The material provided from WSG is second to none when it comes to depth and breadth. Support from staff has been stellar and I am looking forward to taking more courses in the future!
5 1 4 Mike Wheeler on May 24, 2021
As an 'amateur' it helped me to enjoy the consumption of French wine even more by understanding it's background.
5 1 4 Derek Crookes on May 24, 2021
This course is essential if you're planning on further studies elsewhere, such as the WSET Diploma, and will give you detailed information on French wines.
5 1 5 Qiran Wang on May 21, 2021
excellent program with a lot of essential knowledge
5 1 5 Kathy Brindle on May 17, 2021
I found the FWS manual to be very well written and educationally sound. The flow of history, climate and geology (before even getting into grapes and appellations) really made things click for me- I finally understand Bourgogne! Thanks for offering a challenging and well-rounded program.
5 1 5 Peter Merriman on Apr 18, 2021
Great course! Would recommend for anyone interested in a substantial course on French wine. An especially excellent option for distance learning as it doesn't have a tasting component.
5 1 4 Robert Russel Rosales Johansen on Apr 15, 2021
I am really happy with the program provided by the WSG for the FWS course.
But I am just a bit disapointed with the lack of questions about the important/historical people in the history of French wine in the exam it self.
Thank you :)
5 1 4 Jeremy Horrell on Apr 9, 2021
I thought the course and course information was fantastic - I love the in depth learning material way better than the WSET.
5 1 4 Alison Scofield on Mar 27, 2021
Overall, I am quite pleased with the coursework through the Wine Scholar Guild. The study materials are top notch and they keep them up to date with the ever changing wine world. Although I did the independent-study version of French Wine Scholar, the Q&A forum was very helpful and I got quick responses to my questions. I would recommend WSG to anyone looking to take a deeper dive into their wine education!
5 1 5 Anonymous on Mar 16, 2021
The French Wine Scholar is a thorough and in-depth collection of French wines, viticulture and legislation. History, geography and geology help to understand viticulture in different areas.
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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Honoré 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 Anonymous 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 DipWSET 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!
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