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

    US$790.00 each
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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.

    Next 15-week, online instructor-led session starts July 13th, 2020. Registration is now open! 
    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 WSG Education Director Lisa M. Airey, CWE, FWS

    • 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
    • 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 10 business days prior to their scheduled exam date or not showing up the day of will incur a $99 re-scheduling fee.
    List of the comments:
    I found the program to be informative and very worthwhile. It was a great foundation for an understanding of French wine and a great stepping stone for future study. I would recommend it.
    I was most impressed by the course material, it’s organizations and the thoroughness of information. Never had there been a source as accurate and complete on all things French wines. The instructors led the course with a respect for the material that was evident of their passion for French wines. The distant learning format was very smoothly broadcast with an interactive format that did not take away from the organization of the lesson; with many online courses there is too much feedback, racket and interruption due to technical issues but that was never the case with the Wine Scholar Guild.
    I enjoyed the program mainly as it covered more history, location and also food of the area. I have not got my exam results back but think the exam could have been more challenging - I hope I pass after stating that!

    Very thorough, professional and accurate information about French wine regions. Highly recommend the instructor-led course to keep you focused and accountable for meeting study deadlines.
    The FWS is for the French passionné(e), for the wine professional, to dive deeper into the whole of France: a way of distance learning, with book, webinars on each region, e-learning seminars and flashcards for practice. I loved (and love) the interactive webinars, the description of typical foods of the area in the book, and the specials/podcasts related to France from the Winescholar website!
    What a great experience and fun to learn! I was glad to finish, but also a bit sad it was over! Hopefully, I got a good score and can continue to the master level.
    Wonderful overall program
    French Wine Scholar is a comprehensive and in-depth course to understand French wines and appellations. The study materials--manual, maps, quizzes, flashcards, online instruction and webinars--afford the serious student an excellent opportunity to learn French wines. Sharon's knowledge, easygoing teaching style, affability and patience helped to make this the best wine course I have taken. Thanks!
    Perfect course to keep up and learn more about France as a wine country!
    Great revieuw of the French wine-regions.
    General important items such as climate, topografie and soils get enough attention. Grape variaties are well detailed.
    The study manual is very clear and very instructive !
    I was a "tabula rasa" regarding French wine, having spend all of my life in Greece, working on a different sector. I chose to follow this program for professional reasons and to get a full knowledge of the subject. It was hard. It took loads of commitment, but to the end I feel that it has exceeded my expectations.
    Pleasant and looking forward to the exam result. We heard it would take 10wks which according to me is not according to standards for a multiple choice exam that can be corrected by computer.
    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.
    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...
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

    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.
    Overall I really enjoyed the course, which goes deep in wine regions, laws and style of wines. Looking forward for the Spanish Scolar
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Excellent course....bring on Spanish wine scholar. On that note you guys should expand, australia/New Zealand perhaps, or Germany/austria. Great concept though!
    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.
    it was super
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