French Wine Scholar


The French Wine Scholar Study and Certification program provides current, accurate, and in-depth information on the wines and wine regions of France.

Course Overview

We will cover the regions of:

Week 1: Alsace & Wines Laws

Week 2: Champagne & Grape Varieties

Week 3: Bourgogne,

Week 4: Beaujolais, Jura & Savoie

Week 5: Loire & Viticulture

Week 6: Bordeaux

Week 7: Rhone & Viniculture

Week 8: Provence & Languedoc – Roussillon

Week 9: Southwest and Corsica & Review

Certification Exam: The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential will be conferred to those individuals who achieve a score of 75 or higher on a 100-question multiple-choice test. Candidates scoring 85-90 pass with Honors. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with Highest Honors.

Online Study Program: To complement the manual and classroom experience, there are:

20 multimedia E-learning modules with full audio narration.

A comprehensive series of webinars on regional wine styles with a suggested wine list.

Review quizzes for self-evaluation, instructor Q&A forum for personal assistance and downloadable maps.