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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 Natalie Leggett
    I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt a great deal about all the wine regions of France and there respective wines. I appreciated how all aspects of history, geography, varietals, soil composition, topography and legislation of each region were examined in order to convey a wine\'s unique sense of place and it\'s relationship to terroir. I also have a much better understanding of how to read a label after having taken this class.
    5 1 5 Stephanie Lim Swee Peng, FWS
    I have gained incredible insights of the historical context of each French wine regions. A very detailed account of each chapter and easy to follow study guide and online platform.
    5 1 5 Lim Kean Chye, FWS
    An exciting program which will broaden one\'s perspectives on French wines and culture. A plus for restaurant, hotel sommeliers and one in the wine industry.
    5 1 5 Lonn D. Hess, FWS
    This is an excellent program for anyone who wishes to know France. Both the book and the online studies are easy to read and well presented. I have always been a lover of everything French. I can not say enough about how much time and effort the Wine Scholar Guild puts into this program. This is a must-do study program.
    5 1 5 Francine Lubera
    I loved this class. I love French wines. It was a lot of material, but it was presented very well, and it just inspired me to want to go back to France and visit some of these regions. I didn\'t miss a class because it was so enjoyable. The wine tastings that complemented the region of the day was not only an added bonus, but it brought the wine regions to life for me.
    5 1 5 Ted Contreras
    The FWS program materials enable the serious and enthusiastic student of French wine to gain an impressive level of understanding. Brief sections of French history as it relates to the wine trade provide helpful context. Each chapter features well-written narratives of regions that capture the geography, geology, viticulture, and oenology that students clamor for in an engaging way. Finally, regional cuisine is covered such that wine-food matching traditions can be appreciated accordingly.
    5 1 5 Scott Fisher, FWS
    The French Wine Scholar program is a rewarding and enriching experience for anyone with an interest in wines of the world. Because of France\'s unique place in the history of wine, learning about how each location, soil type and climate changes the expression of the grape makes shopping for wine a satisfying and thrilling adventure, and makes finding the right wine for a special (or even an everyday) meal enjoyable and fulfilling. Recommended to anyone with an interest in food and wine.
    5 1 5 Heath Richardson , FWS
    This is the place to go if you\'re looking to broaden your knowledge on the subject of the wines of France. There is no more thoroughly researched treatise written on the wines of France than the French Wine Scholar manual. It covers everything ... from the fascinating history behind the areas under vine to the in depth research into the multitude of cultivars and their origins , plus the influence of climate change going forward. The best thing about it all is that the presentation makes it fun.
    5 1 5 Valerie Caruso, FWS
    The quality of materials, instruction, and the availability of information as well as access to superb educators make this one of my favorite courses to date. While I live somewhere that normally requires planes, hotel rooms & rental cars to take many of the courses and exams I need at this point in my studies, it was absolutely refreshing to study in my own office, on my schedule, and still gain a tremendously rich educational experience. I cannot say enough how impressed I am with the French Wine Scholar program - and the Wine Scholar Guild itself. They have opened up wine education opportunities to everyone who wants to put in the effort. Honestly, you have a member for life, and I cannot wait to dig into more of the Master Level programs!
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    5 1 5 Thierry Baills
    The e-learning material (accessible 24/7) associated with the book are key elements to the learning process when used jointly. They really complement each other, and this is very well done. One important feature also here is the availability and the support I got during this learning: my expectations were exceeded, very professional thanks! The pedagogical approach and the course contents are at the top!
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