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    French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format

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    $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 Kevin Cleary
    The French Wine Scholar program, and all of the programs offered by the Wine Scholar Guild, is the best, most comprehensive course of study for French wine, bar none. The program is well thought out and presented. Anyone wanting to learn about French wines needs to take this program; there is no better program out there.
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    5 1 5 Hwee Peng Lim
    FWS program is an indepth, well researched certification program that will benefit wine professionals that aspire to increase their professionalism and acquire a deeper understanding of the various French wine regions. You think you know most of the French wine regions? think again. Take the challenge of the French Wine Scholar program and be a better-informed French wine lover! Lim Hwee Peng, CSW International Wine Specialist Singapore
    5 1 5 Ronald Plunkett, FWS
    If you are a professional in the wine business looking to enhance your career this is the program for you. Great instructors easy to follow study guide and 24 hour internet access.
    5 1 5 Heather Gholson, FWS
    The French Wine Scholar Program gives an excellent foundation to approach wine lists with confidence and enjoy great food and wine pairings, like the French do! As a consumer, I can now go through the aisles of a fine wine store and understand exactly what is behind those French wine labels. I highly recommend the course to wine enthusiasts who would like an insider\'s knowledge of the wines of France. You\'ll be planning your next trip to one of the wine regions you study!
    5 1 5 Nava Ramesh
    The FWS Program is a very in-depth serious program for the wine professional or enthusiast. There is no other program like it and attaining the qualification should be a highly recognized achievement.
    5 1 5 Maura O'Brien, FWS
    The program is excellent. It differs in format from many classes taught in that there is a real effort to give context to the regions through discussion of history as well as soils, topography, climate and grapes from each region. The class is not producer driven, but is terroir driven, and teaches students about France as a whole as well as the specific regions.
    5 1 5 Janice Kraynok
    The online academy reinforced the study guide and added another perspective to my study plan. I felt as though the study guide and the online academy complemented each other in a way that made it easier to learn: if you are a visual person, the book covered everything. If you are an aural person, the online modules worked well.
    5 1 5 Brian K. Christ, FWS
    The manual is very well laid out with pertinent information that goes beautifully hand in hand with the online program. It has given me a new appreciation and understanding of French wine. In fact, I am trying to use the information not only in my profession, but to add to my tasting experiences as well by purchasing a bottle from as many of the different AOC\'s as well! An excellent learning tool through and through. For anyone wanted to start a base knowledge and work their way to a rather thorough understanding of French wine and its laws, AOC\'s and characteristics of the wines themselves, this course has it all. Highly recommended for both newcomers and well seasoned wine students alike.
    5 1 5 Kevin Lee, FWS
    Anyone with the slightest interest in learning more about French history, wine making techniques, terroir (and tasting world class wine through a program provider) should sign up - my understanding, appreciation and love of French wine has certainly increased since taking the course!
    5 1 5 Tristan Dyer-Kindy
    The Wine Scholar Guild has done an excellent job of creating a study program that appeals to those interested in expanding their knowledge of France and its wine industry. In depth, comprehensive, specific, this course was more detail than anticipated and a lot of fun! If you are a wine professional looking to hone your \"Franco-files\" or an avid wine enthusiast who wants to geek out a bit, this course is highly recommended.
    5 1 5 Steve Gulsvig
    Thank you for developing top notch online courses that are both foundational and fun. These courses not only allow me to bolster the academic side of my wine pursuits but enhance my subjective enjoyment of wine as well. I especially like that I can work at my own pace, check my progress with the online quizzes, and delve as deep as I want into the many aspects of French wine, all while being guided by passionate and informed instructors. To anyone looking for a way to learn more about French wine, these courses are a great value. Well done Wine Scholar Guild.
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    5 1 5 Steve Gerkin, FWS
    I enjoyed the hours, spent pouring over the manual and the online program. Both are excellent resources.
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    5 1 5 William Seah
    It is a very comprehensive and professional program which very few wine institution can come up with. I am totally impressed with the amount of knowledge I have gained during this learning period with the program which is a really powerful tool that I can employ in my wine career. The ease of studying this program online and a handy study manual makes learning about French wine so much fun and hassle free. Thank you Julien and Celine for providing this very meaningful and educational learning journey. Keep up this excellent work!
    5 1 5 Donita Dyer
    The detail provided in this course makes it impossible for a person NOT to learn MORE about French Wine! To become a scholar you need passion a smart and knowledgeable instructor and a fantastic course.
    5 1 5 Christine Campbell, FWS
    Do you like wine? Do you love French wine? If so - the French Wine Scholar program is for you. Very comprehensive with a historical and cultural component, this program truly furthers information and confidence about the best wine country in the world.
    5 1 5 Matthew Anderson, FWS
    Approachable, yet complex. The FWS program provides a foundation of knowledge that is both challenging and practical. The book helps make the connection between history, soil, and grapes; which is essential in understanding French wine.
    5 1 5 Kim Wise
    This was an excellent course with thorough materials and great instruction. I recommend it to anyone who wants to greatly expand their knowledge of French Wine. It\'s a \"must take\" course!
    5 1 5 Ed Hodson
    If you want to understand wine, understand French wine. Most fine wines the world over are made from grapes that are native to France. And with its state-of-the-art study programs, profoundly detailed texts and expert instruction, the Wine Scholar Guild is the best way to learn about the wines of France. --Ed Hodson, Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers and WSET Diploma Student.
    5 1 5 Yuko Dunham
    The French Wine Scholar Program is a very interesting and informative program chocked full of information that one would not likely know as a consumer. In some respects, it was a difficult program because of the French terminology - it was like learning a new language on top of the wine curriculum, but I am so glad I took the class and I did walk away with a better understanding of the wine regions of France and the wine produced by them.
    5 1 5 Winston Goh
    Program is one of the most in-depth and comprehensive resources for learning about French wines. Kudos to FWS for doing a great job in putting together all the latest information on French wines and presenting it in a structured and easy to understand format.
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    5 1 5 bowton
    The French Wine Scholar is the most comprehensive study of French Wine Regions of its kind. The materials are comprehensive, understandable, and extremely well laid out. Supporting materials on the website as well as the walk-throughs on the web site do an excellent job of adding more details and emphasizing certain points. I wish I had the access to similar materials for wine regions elsewhere in the world.
    5 1 5 Nan McCreary, FWS
    This is an outstanding program for anyone who wants to learn about French wines. I thought the information on the geological and cultural history of each area was especially useful in putting its wines in context with the entire country.
    5 1 5 Elizabeth Clearihue
    Absolutely love this program. I wrote the final last week. I write the WSET 3 final next week and am registered to start the WSET Diploma in October. This program has given me a huge leg up. I think the FWS program should be a mandatory part of wine education. I recommend this program to everyone I talk to that is in Wine studies. Looking forward to studying some of the Master Level programs and hopefully joining a trip here or there :) For any student who is serious about studying wine the FWS program is a must. The French Wine Scholar program gives one an in depth look at how entwined history and wine truly are. Material that is not covered through other courses. I highly recommend the FWS.
    5 1 5 Coco Manni
    I found this program to be everything I had hoped it would be. It has taken me to the next level in my journey as a sommelier. All of the materials were clearly written and easy to understand, and both the classroom instruction & the online course were great. I learned a ton, and highly recommend this program to anyone with the desire to dig deeply into the wines of France.
    5 1 5 Muriel Sarik
    I would recommend this program to anyone in the wine business. Knowledge of French wines can be helpful in all areas of the business, especially retailers, importers and travel agents/companies, since it is the French AOC system that is adopted by the Europe Union. This can also be advantageous when studying other wine regions in Europe. I would also recommend this to consumers and/or Francophiles. The program is easy to use and the process is fun.
    5 1 5 Mark Dowling, FWS
    Being just a wine enthusiast, and not having connections to the wine industry I had some apprehension as to whether I should be taking this course. It broadened my education in French wines immensely and was a wonderful opportunity to try many new wines which would have been difficult to do on my own. The opportunity to taste and compare with others is a valuable experience. The varieties of French wine can seem overwhelming and this course strengthened my enjoyment of French wine.
    5 1 5 Kenneth Lai
    This is a very comprehensive program on French wine. It comprises wide range of knowledge including history, geography, grapes types, wineray methods etc. Haing finished the class, you will definitely wants to fly over to France and visit Chateau. Highly recommend to any wine lover.
    5 1 5 Adam Spraakman, FWS
    This was a good setup for distance learning. Between the text book, online slideshows, and lectures, there was a large amount of information available. Great course, very educational, perfect for anyone who likes French wine!
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    5 1 5 Adam Dromi
    The French Wine Scholar program is the most in depth course available to study all the wine regions of France. If you want to learn about every single appellation and the wines of France, FWS is your best option. I truly enjoyed it and learned very much.
    5 1 5 Frederick Olivier Makapugay, FWS
    As an industry professional specifically in the sales and marketing of French wines, this course should not be overlooked. Essential content and material for the high level professional.
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