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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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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.

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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 Jan. 2017)
  • 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

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.
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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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more interaction, exercice to do in class.
A short quizz/exam after each chapter to better memorize to get ready for the final exam
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French Wine Scholar est une formation vraiment très complète concernant les vins de France. J'ai été très surprise d'une si grande diversité ! Au delà d'un manuel pédagogique devenu ma bible, nous avons eu une super formatrice qui a complété les informations et rendre les informations plus accessibles. Ça été une chouette expérience, jevaus l'a recommandé à tous mes collègues qui travaillent où se passionnent pour le vin. Top!
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I believe this is the best material for a French wine course. Everything is super easy to understand, the book is complete and usual not only for the course but for a ongoing research.
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The FWS On Line Course is so well done. It enabled me to study during every minute of free time that I had. Book learning is all fine and good. But the live and then recorded webinars plus the online study program is stellar. I was able to review by listening on the go! The Puffin web browser is excellent.
Hats off to Lisa and Sharon for their highly skilled professionalism mixed with genuine sincerity . I was very sad the day of our last live webinar.
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The program was a nice experience. I could understand better the French wine and lernet a lot of new facts. In the end, you feel that really know more about France and it's wines.
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I loved the French Wine Scholar Program independent study option. The resources were excellent and engaging, and it had the flexibility that I needed in order to pursue this credential around my busy schedule and life. I would very highly recommend it to anyone who wants to really develop deep understanding of French wines and wine culture.
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FWS provides a comprehensive user friendly study experience.
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The French Wine Scholar program is an incredibly enjoyable scholastic venture for those interested in engaging more with the intricacies of the French wine world. Within each chapter lies a wealth of fascinating historical material to compliment the concise details on the highlighted AOCs.
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The French Wine Scholar program widened my learning of all French wine regions, and built on already broadly-acquired knowledge from completing the Diploma in Wines and Spirits. With the Italian Wine Scholar course also completed, I am looking very much forward to the Spanish Wine Scholar!
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I learned a lot and it absolutely did its job in helping me learn more about French Wines. I don't know if I passed or not, but I'm already drinking great wines at low prices because I know what to look for!
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This course made it abundantly clear that I knew very little about the world of French wine. I also found out very quickly, through the online webinars, that I was enrolled in a class with passionate, perhaps even overachievers, who knew way more about French wine than me. In a live classroom setting, this can be both intimidating and discouraging. However, the beauty of this class format was that I could learn at my own pace. I was able to go back and reference not only the online modules, but the webinars also, without intimidation. The webinars helped me understand how to discern and study better, as well as learn from the other students. Sharon did a marvelous job of leading the webinars, poking and prodding, and patiently pointing us towards the important things to remember in each region. Lisa’s narrative in the modules is top notch. Hearing the French words pronounced in the modules and during Sharon’s webinar instruction was a bonus. From a technical standpoint, the website is very well laid out, easy to follow and navigate, and they employ a psychological motivator by conferring badges after each completed module. Allowing a student to stop in the middle of an online module and return to a question asking, “Would you like to start where you left off?” was not only a time-saver, but a testament to how well this site has been thought out and executed. Bravo! The tools are here to ensure a successful exam. It’s now up to me.
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