French Wine Scholar
The Texas Wine School offers two certifications in French wine:
Why study French wine in Houston?
For decades, France has been the leading wine producer in the world. Italy has given the country an occasional challenge in the production arena, but France consistently leads the world in the total dollar value of wine sold.
For point of reference, France out produces the USA, Australia and Chile combined. Seven of the eight international grape varieties in widespread commercial production today are indigenous to France: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris (Grigio), Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. (Of the top 8, only Riesling is not native to French soil (although it is grown there). It is for these reasons that the wine world looks to France as the standard bearer. It is. Once you’ve mastered French wine, the rest of the wine world is far easier to grasp.
Why take the French Wine Society classes?
If you wish to learn about France; focus is paramount. If you want to learn about the world’s leading wine producer; take this wine class! French Wine Society study materials are current, accurate and comprehensive.
How does the French Wine Scholar Program differ from other wine education classes?
The French Wine Scholar program is the only program in the USA endorsed by the French Wine Office. It also has wine industry recognition stateside as well. Additionally, the French Wine Scholar Program is a certification program, not a certificate program.
Successful candidates earn a postnominal (FWS) which can be incorporated into their professional signatures and added to their business cards.
Why invest in certification and wine classes?
The era of self professed wine experts is long over. Professionals need class time and credentials. Certification is resume building, validates competency and serves as a point of distinction midst trade and peers alike.