French Wine Scholar Certification Program

8 class series plus 1-hr exam, $950

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)

French Wine Scholar – 9:00am-12:00pm
Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27. Exam on Nov 3rd  9:00am-10:00am

The French Wine Scholar™ Study and Certification program provides current, accurate and in-depth information on the wines and wine regions of France. Developed and administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. It is the most comprehensive education program on the wines of France.

Students of wine who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar™ (FWS) post-nominal.

The French Wine Scholar™ Program covers French wine law, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking and all of the French wine regions:

  • Alsace / Champagne
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais / Jura & Savoie
  • Loire Valley
  • Bordeaux / Southwest
  • Languedoc / Roussillon
  • Rhone Valley
  • Provence / Corsica

The course includes:

8 class sessions (24 hours of class instruction)
We will taste 5-8 wines each class (over 40 wines)

FWS Study Manual:

The 280-page, full-color study manual  provides all the information from which the test questions are derived. You do not need to research you own study materials; everything you need to know is in the manual.

Access to FWS E-learning

To complement the manual, there are 20 multimedia E-learning modules with full audio narration plus…

  • A comprehensive series of webinars on regional wine styles
  • Review quizzes for self-evaluation
  • Instructor Q&A forum for personal assistance
  • Student forum for community interaction
  • Downloadable maps

You can track your progress. Need to leave an online module before finishing it? Your place is automatically bookmarked for you and opens to where you left it when you return. Online quizzes are scored immediately giving you feedback on the level of your proficiency. Need to retake a quiz? The questions shuffle to keep things fresh.

Taught by Lisa Airey (Developer of the French Wine Scholar manual).

  • September 8, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 15, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 22, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 6, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 13, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 20, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 27, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Exam:
    November 3, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:00 am


Venue Phone: 202-792-5020

Event Phone: 3014677927

5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor, Washington, District of Columbia, 20015, United States


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