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WSG French Wine Scholar

A full immersion in the tastes and flavours of wonderful French food and wine!

French Wine ScholarThe French Wine Scholar (FWS) study and certification program 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.

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER STUDYING THE FWS COURSE?

  • FWS is designed to test for proficiency in ALL the wines and wine regions of France.
  • FWS is ideal for those currently studying or completed WSET Level 3 and Level 4 as an ideal supplement 
  • FWS is also ideal for those who hold an enthusiastic interest for the French wine industry

No previous experience of Wine Tasting is necessary to register on this course.

COURSE FORMAT:

  • The French Wine Scholar curriculum is comprised of ten 2 1/2 hour classes usually held on the same evening over consecutive weeks
  • All students receive a study book (please see an excerpt below) as well as access to the fantastic course E-Learning Modules
  • There is an additional ninth lesson which is the examination evening
  • An average of 8-10 wines will be tasted per class with some matching with typical regional foods
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Course Synopsis:

  • Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines from key French regions
  • Regional Food and Wine Matching: An informal guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine 
  • Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve key French wines
  • Grape Varieties: Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from ALL the French grape varieties
  • Regions: Full immersion in ALL the French wine regions; Alsace, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Jura, Savoie, Loire, Bordeaux, Languedoc-Roussillon, Rhone, Southwest, Provence and Corsica
  • Number of Wines Tasted: 80+ wines will be tasted as part of the course
  • Study Materials: Students will receive the French Wine Scholar Study Manual, a comprehensive guide to ALL French wine
  • Additional Materials: Students will have access to a complete E-Learning Package. There are 20 multimedia modules with webinars on regional wine styles, review quizzes, forums, downloadable maps & etc.
  • Duration of course: 10 evenings inclusive of examination on the tenth session. Evenings will last from 7pm until 9:30pm
  • Examination: 100 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes. A mark of 75% required to pass
  • Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin

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The Course fee includes:

  • A 282-page comprehensive Study Manual
  • 50+ key French wines to taste from all regions including lesser known wines from Corsica, Jura, Savoie and South West.
  • Cheeses and charcuterie to enjoy with each regional session
  • Professional tuition by French Wine Society certified tutor
  • Examination fees
  • Use of our Wine School wine tasting glasses
  • Access to the E-Learning Package (20 multimedia modules, review quizzes, forums, downloadable maps & etc)
  • Internationally-recognised qualification certificate and pin for those who pass.
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