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French Wine Scholar

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The French Wine Scholar (FWS) study and certification program from the Wine Scholar Guild is geared for members of the wine trade and avid French wine enthusiasts. It is endorsed by the National French Wine Office and successful candidates are conferred the French Wine Scholar title (FWS) and encouraged to use the FWS post-nominal as part of their professional signatures. They will also receive the French Wine Scholar certificate and lapel pin.

Course Dates (All Monday Evenings):

  • 17th April - Introduction & Alsace
  • 24th April - Champagne
  • 1st May - No Class - Bank Holiday
  • 9th May - Bourgogne (*Tuesday as Mon 8th is bank holiday)
  • 15th May - Beaujolais, Jura, Savoie
  • 22nd May - Loire
  • 29th May - No Class - Bank Holiday
  • 5th June - Bordeaux
  • 12th June - Languedoc, Roussillon
  • 19th June - Rhone
  • 26th June - South-West, Provence, Corsica
  • 7th July - 100 multiple choice, 1 hour exam at 7pm. * Please note this session will take place on a Friday (all other sessions on Monday evenings). 

The Fee includes:

  • A comprehensive Study Manual (latest v7 edition)
  • Approx 50 key French wines to taste from all regions including lesser known wines from Corsica, Jura, Savoie and South West.
  • Cheeses to enjoy with each regional session
  • Professional tuition by a Wine Scholar Guild certified tutor
  • Examination fees
  • Use of Sussex Wine School wine tasting glasses
  • Access to the E-Learning Package (20 multimedia modules, review quizzes, forums, downloadable maps and more)
  • Internationally recognised qualification certificate and pin for those who pass.

Course Tutor: Jonny Gibson (Sussex Wine School founder)

*Note - By way of comparison, the fee for Wine Scholar Guild's tutored online course is currently $950, around £795 at latest exchange rates. The online format does not include wine tasting (we will be tasting around 50 wines) or the chance to ask questions or enjoy the benefits of a live classroom setting.

Invoice/receipt available on request - simply email us after your purchase.

Flexible Payment

Flexible payment options are available on request. Please get in touch to discuss. Please note full payment is required before the course start date.

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Leonardo Royal Brighton Waterfront Hotel
Kings Road

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