French Wine Scholar £645

The 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.


  • 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 Diploma as an ideal supplement 
  • FWS is also ideal for sommeliers, importers, distributors and for those who hold an enthusiastic interest for the French wine industry

No previous experience of wine tasting is necessary to register for this course.


  • The French Wine Scholar curriculum is comprised of nine x 2 hour classes (Total approx 20 Hours) usually on consecutive weeks
  • There is an additional tenth lesson which is the examination evening
  • 6-8 wines will be tasted per class 


  • 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: Approx 65 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: 9 evenings plus an examination on the tenth session. Evenings will last from 7pm until 9pm
  • 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.

The fee of £645 includes:

  • A comprehensive study manual which also serves as reference book
  • Learning objectives for each region
  • Interactive online study modules for each region (link)
  • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
  • Pronunciation exercises
  • Access to live and recorded review webinars 
  • Professional tuition by Wine Scholar Guild certified tutor
  • 6-8 well chosen wines to taste at each classroom session
  • Cheeses and charcuterie to enjoy with each regional session
  • Use of Sussex Wine School tasting glasses
  • Examination fees
  • Internationally recognised qualification certificate and pin for those who pass.

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French Wine Scholar Wednesday evenings

French Wine Scholar Wednesday evenings :: Wed 3rd Mar 2021

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

Places remaining: 8
Date/Time: 3rd Mar 2021 at 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Hotel du Vin, 2 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD

Price: £645.00







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