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.
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.
Students will receive 2 full days of instruction and the official 280-page, full-color French Wine Scholar study manual, in addition to 1 full year of access to the French Wine Scholar Online.
The French Wine Scholar program has received endorsements from many important professional organizations:
The French Ministry of Agriculture
Maisons Marques & Domaines
Pasternak Wine Imports
Robert Kacher Selections
Vintage '59 Imports
Louis Latour Inc.
Wilson Daniels Ltd.
Classes are held on Sundays at Bitto Bistro. Bitto Bistro is located in the Orchard Town Center at 14697 Delaware St. #1000, Westminster CO 80023.
Program syllabus consists of the in-class lessons, study materials, and the exam, specifically covering:
Introduction to France & Alsace
Burgundys Cote dOr
Chablis, Chalonnaise & Maconnaise
Beaujolais, Jura & Savoie
Provence, Languedoc, & Roussillon
Southwest & Corsica
French Wine Scholar Exam
Format - 4 sessions:
Program providers schedule four meetings: a two-hour "meet and greet" session to introduce the course, two day-long review seminars with tutored tastings each about a month apart, and then a two-hour session to administer the test. This format features a reduced price of $975.