French Wine Scholar Study and Certification Program
The American Wine School offers the French Wine Scholar Study and Certification program. This in-depth program provides current and accurate information on the wines and wine regions of France. Developed and administrated by the French Wine Society with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for serious 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.
The Program Fee of $750 Includes
• A series of customized review lectures and tastings
• The French Wine Scholar study manual
• One-year access to the French Wine Scholar online study program for class prep and review (a $295 value-added bonus)
• Registration for the French Wine Scholar Exam
Review Course & Tasting Locations
Chicago: Binny’s in Lincoln Park
March 6, March 20, April 10, & April 25th with exam on May 1st at 6pm. Review & Tasting sessions are conducted from 6pm- 8:30pm each day. Sign up and start studying today ! REGISTER>>
Cleveland: Dante’s in Tremont
March 4, March 18, April 8, April 22 with exam on April 29th at 6pm. Review & Tasting sessions are conducted from 6pm – 8:30pm each day. Sign up and start studying today! REGISTER>>
“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
More About The French Wine Scholar Program
The program is exclusively taught by authorized program providers and approved instructors who have passed the exam with honors or better.
The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential will be conferred to those individuals who achieve a score of 75 or higher on a 100-question multiple-choice test. Candidates scoring 85-90 pass with Honors. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with Highest Honors.
Online Study Program
To complement the manual and classroom experience, there are 20 multimedia E-learning modules with full audio narration plus a comprehensive series of webinars on regional wine styles with suggested wine list, review quizzes for self-evaluation, instructor Q&A forum for personal assistance and downloadable maps.
The French Wine Scholar program presents each French wine region as an integrated whole by explaining the impact of history, the significance of geological events, the importance of topographical markers and the influence of climatic factors on the wine the glass. No topic is discussed in isolation in order to give students a working knowledge of the material at hand. Learn more at the winescholarguild.org
Program Fee: $750.00
The program includes all study materials, access to online presentations, live in-class review & tasting days, and the exam for certification.