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The French Wine Scholar™ Study and Certification program covers French wine law, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking and all the French wine regions including Jura, Savoie and Corsica.

Our 10 week course will help you better understand France as a wine growing region of the world,
while our weekly tutored wine tasting in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere will bring into context the factors that influence the style and quality of the wines from each region of France.
The study manual provides all the information from which the 100 multiple choice question final exam is derived.

It is strongly recommended that students complete the WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits prior to embarking on the French WineScholar™ Study and Certification program.

Successfully completing the French Wine Scholar™ Study and Certification program sets a great foundation for future wine studies, including the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits and the WSET Level 4 Diploma.

FWS Program


Week 1
Loire Valley
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Jura and Savoie
Week 5
Burgundy and Beaujolais
Week 6
Study Week - No class
Week 7
Rhone Valley
Week 8
Provence and Corsica
Week 9
Languedoc and Roussillon
Week 10
Week 11
Soutwest France
Week 12
Final Exam

FWS Brochure

“The French Wine Scholar is a very serious wine program but fun and very enjoyable to follow. The teaching is superb and the quality of the material brilliant."  Gerard Basset, MW, MS, Best Sommelier in the World 2010

"The French Wine Scholar Program is the industry's most comprehensive, in-depth course on the wines of France." Jay Youmans, Master of Wine


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