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About The Wine Scholar Guild

International Provider of Wine Education Programs

The Guild provides study & certification programs on the wines and wine regions of FranceItaly and Spain.

Originally created as the French Wine Society, the organization quickly became the leading provider of French wine study and certification programs internationally. In order to accommodate wine industry requests for equally detailed study programs on Italy and Spain, the French Wine Society reorganized as the Wine Scholar Guild.

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Our Members and Students:

Our members and students span the globe; they run the gamut from wine industry professionals to serious wine hobbyists. They are life-long students of wine looking for in-depth, current wine knowledge and insider insights. They aspire to reach mastery within their areas of wine study.

Our Study Programs:

The Wine Scholar Guild offers wine education and certification Wine Scholar™ programs on the wines of France, Italy and Spain as well as in-depth Master-Level certificate programs on specific wine regions within those countries.

Our wine education programs are available in both distance-learning and classroom format.

Distance Learning:

Our interactive, state-of-the-art online wine study programs allow students from around the globe to follow our programs from the comfort of their home or office… at their own pace.

Our School Network:

Our international network of approved program providers offers our wine study and certification programs in a classroom format in over 10 countries on 5 continents.
Our wine instructors include internationally recognized experts in their fields including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and wine writers.

Membership Benefits:

We provide our community and members an unparalleled array of continuing wine education benefits including member webinars, pronunciation exercisesmember online quizzes and podcasts with leading experts and/or educators within the world of wine.

Our forum and events provide our members some of the best networking in the wine industry.


The Wine Scholar Guild received endorsement for the French Wine Scholar Program by:

-    FranceAgrimer (the National French Wine Office)/French Ministry of Agriculture
-    Sud de France
-    The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL)
-    The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Roussillon (CIVR)
-    Inter Oc
-    Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB)
-    InterRhone
-    The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP)

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