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    French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format

    French Wine Scholar™ online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format

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    $790.00 each
    FWS Manual Language

    The package includes: The FWS study manual, access to interactive e-learning modules, and review webinars for one year as well as registration for the FWS online exam-sit. Does not include the one-year membership subscription.

    Get a head start! Gain instant access to online study materials... followed shortly by your study manual!

    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)
    • Manual doubles as a reference book for wine professionals

    Professional instructor support with acclaimed wine educators Sharon Mclean, DIPWSET, FWS and Lisa M. Airey, FWS, CWE

    Program's features and benefits:

    • A schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
    • 8 live webinars recorded for on-demand replay
    • 12 interactive e-learning modules with loads of illustrations and full audio narration
    • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • A list of recommended wines to sample on your own or in a tasting group organized by students enrolled in the online program
    • Instructor Q&A forum for assistance as well as Student Community forums
    • Downloadable maps
    • Access to repeat-after-me pronunciation exercise
    • A comprehensive series of recorded webinars by Jay Youmans, Master of Wine, on regional wine styles with suggested wine list
    • Study materials are available 24/7 and registration is for one full year

    Note: Online study program is in English only. Examination is available in all languages above.

    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
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    The program is very well balanced among the different french wine regions. It is a plus even for the wine industry professionals. Try to choose the classroom course: it will add more to your experience and it offers the possibility to share informations and opinions with educators and classmates.
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    Thanks for the course, I really enjoyed it...
    What could be improved ist that one gets the results of the test (multiple choice) way faster back than 6 weeks...
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    The FWS was a tremendously in-depth program. It was pure joy to listen to Lisa Airey's e-learning modules and to attend the online seminars. The exam was very fair but you have to know your stuff. I loved this Tour de France which is also a true Tour de Force.
    Bravo!
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    I am very happy that I have decided to learn about French wines through Wine Scholar Guild. Great materials and tutors and help provided asap if needed. Hope to do another course with you soon. Keep up the good work!
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    I would recommend the Spanish Wine Scholar program to anyone looking to learn more about the wines of Spain. It is a comprehensive, in-depth study program which is organized in a structured format and delivered in an enjoyable manner.

    Kim Berdusco
    DIPWSET, Certified Wine Educator, Certified Sommelier
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    I enjoyed the French Wine Scholar course so much that I plan to take the Spanish Wine Scholar course as well.

    Any kind of person into wine will benefit from the program. It will make you a better consumer and will really make you appreciate the history of wine, the vine, and the grape.
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    Not really what you asked for above, but I couldn't find any other place to put this: :-)

    There were some questions on the exam who followed a "whats the least wrong answer", I recall something with "Which of these AOC in Loire doesnt make Chenin Blanc something, something..... I think the answer to that question was Chinon. If that is the case and I recall correctly I really dont think it is a good question as Chinon makes Chenin Blanc even though in miniscule quantities. (Even though the other alternatives are "more right")

    Another question regarded the mouintainrange "Dentelles de Montmirail" (Also if I remember correctly) where I think the answer was Rhone. One of the answer alternatives was Provence. As the "Dentelles de Montmirail" is situated in Provence you may answer that quickly and just move on without thinking too much about it. I understand the difference between geographical regions and wine regions well enough, so this goes into "splitting hair"-territory for me.

    I think it is ok to have tricky questions, but only to a point. When you start questioning your memory too much it just becomes a bit cheesy. There are plenty of questions that can be asked on this huge material without using this type of questions. Apart from this, I think the exam was fair though, not too easy and not too hard.
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    With excellent study materials, weekly live video lectures, and access to instructors throughout the course, the French Wine Scholar provides an incredibly in-depth education on French wine. But beware - this is no easy course and there is no way to pass it by putting in the minimum effort. But if you are serious and prepared to put in the work then this is one of the most rewarding wine programs you can complete.
    5 1 4
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    WSG is a really comprehensive program, great extension of the WSET L3. I loved every moment of the study, especially the online materials.
    the only negative point is that the book is available only in hard copy and cost 79USD to ship it outside from the US. Another program provider from the same region (Asia, Europe, etc.) could send the book to the students instead of the US.
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    Great experience, I would love to have the materials about spain and italy. Was a great learning. A little more time to finish the exam would be priceless.

    5 1 4
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    The course offers professionals with busy schedule or difficulties to attend wine schools to gain a very good expertise on the wine regions of France. For those of us who havebeen out of school in a long time it allows an update on the latest trends in the French wine industry.
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    Better study guides
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    Overall I really enjoyed the course, which goes deep in wine regions, laws and style of wines. Looking forward for the Spanish Scolar
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    Have you ever felt confused walking down the aisle of French wines at your local wine shop? How about the France portion of the wine list on restaurant menus? This is the perfect class for developing the skills necessary to decode the world of French wine. It provides the key to determining what wines from the major regions of France taste like, as well as being confidence boosting, intriguing, and a whole lot of fun! Highly recommended for fine dining staff, wine industry professionals, and hobbyists who want to up their game.
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    The online materials in combination with an instructor led class works well. The maps are very helpful, both on the website and in the book. The self evaluation quizzes showed me quickly where I needed to focus my study efforts, and the questions on the practice quizzes very much resembled the actual exam. The structure of the book as a whole and within each region is consistent, making it easy to go back and search for information as needed; both the French and Italian books are very good for reference and I see using them for that purpose for many years to come.
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    Good information. Great instructor. Enjoyed course. More soil info than a lot of wine classes. But, a little too much focus on memorizing town names and AOCs. Some actual tasting, and tying that to theory/soil/winemaking/etc in addition to multiple choice on exam would have been good.some comparative tastings by varietal across regions and/countries would have helped drive home the terroir points.
    5 1 4
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    French Wine Scholar program is an in-depth and comprehensive learning program for wine professionals or enthusiasts to participate. The program itself is well-structured and well-covered. I would strongly recommend this for those who are interested in French wine expertise knowledge.
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    Excellent course....bring on Spanish wine scholar. On that note you guys should expand, australia/New Zealand perhaps, or Germany/austria. Great concept though!
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    GREAT JOB ERIKA
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    Despite of all the obstacles faced and despite of being approved in the test or not, I really learned a lot about French wine and that is going to be very useful to me as a base to go deep in visiting France wine regions and make further courses.
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    it was super
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    This was the first WSG course I took and I learned a tremendous amount from it. The depth of the online resources are impressive, particularly the flashcards, quizzes and maps.

    In terms of content, I would have loved to learn more about the modern industries in each of these regions. What are their strengths? What are they struggling with? Who is their competition?

    My instructor Erika Frey did a great job. She has traveled to many of these regions and could speak to what they're like to visit and also show us photos from her trips which was really fun. The class had a good dynamic -- people asked questions / were engaged.

    I'd definitely take another WSG course in the future.
    5 1 4
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    Excellent course covering an amazing amount of information on all of French wines.
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    I would highly recommend anyone in the service industry, wine industry or someone with an interest in learning more about French wine to take this course. You will be challenged and overwhelmed at times with the amount of information there is to learn but WSG and specifically the material in the FWS program breaks it down into easy to understand components. The quality of the online material and book are both of high quality as was the classroom instructor; you will thoroughly enjoy reading and learning this material.
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    The French Wine Scholar is an excellent program for in-depth study of French wine regions. The study manual is very well made, complete, clear and easy to follow. I particularly enjoyed the history introduction for each regions, the geographical details, the maps and pictures to understand the terroirs and the appellations.
    Great online ressources as well!
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    This learning program is by far the most comprehensive learning about wine and terroir that there currently is on the market. The pace and material are exceptional for learning the wines of a particular region and what impacts its flavors. The instructor-led distance learning is very well done as far as time and classroom management and presentation of material and really alot of fun!
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    I really enjoyed my classroom intensive for the French Wine Scholar exam. The curriculum is tough, and the classroom made it less tough, I really enjoyed the class format, the instructor and my fellow classmates. It made tough material somewhat easier to absorb, and with outside study felt prepared for the exam.
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    The program is good however the preparation to the exam could be improved. I suggest:
    - send the manual earlier
    - send also the slides (before the course) as this is a very valuable material for the exam
    - during the course: spend more time on exercices and reduce the slide part (which must be acquired before)
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    Very comprehensive study of the complexity of the wine industry in France.
    I was glad to join this course and learn more about history, laws, regions and of course the marvelous wines.
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