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.

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.

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

French Wine Scholar

The French Wine Scholar program provides each student with a deep level of information on each the major wine regions of France, helping you achieve a broad and professional level of proficiency in French wine. The impact of history, the significance of geological events, the importance of topographical markers and the influence of climatic factors will be discussed.

Join the Wine Education Institute to study for your French Wine Scholar credential in an engaging combination of on-line self-study and interactive classroom tastings! This "bricks and clicks" format is a comprehensive, cost- and time-efficient, user-friendly way to earn a post-nominal. This specific course of study has been endorsed by France Agrimer (French National Wine Office), Diageo, Kobrand, Maisons, Marques & Domaines, Palm Bay International, Pasternak Wine Imports, Vineyard Brands, Wilson Daniels Ltd., Louis Latour, Inc., Vintage '59 Imports, Robert Kacher Selections, Boisset Family Estates, and Moet Hennessy USA.

The study package includes:

  • The 250-page French Wine Scholar study manual
  • One-year access to the Online French Wine Scholar study program with Q&A forum
  • Two half-day, in-classroom review sessions with tutored tasting
  • FWS exam


Tuition for the program is $790

The instructor led online format includes:

  • Schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
  • Live review webinars with acclaimed wine educators Sharon Mclean, DipWSET, FWS and WSG Education Director Lisa M. Airey, CWE, FWS
  • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
  • Downloadable maps of all French wine regions
  • Pronunciation exercises to boosts your credibility

Tasting sessions will be at 4pm, Sunday afternoons on Oct 25th and November 22nd with the exam on Sunday Dec 6th and at 4pm as well.
Both tasting sessions and the exam will be at Bitto Bistro.

Wine study has never been so convenient and affordable! Sign up today!

Price: $ 790.00