French Wine Scholar Study & Certification Program

French Wine Scholar Study & Certification Program
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French Wine Scholar Study & Certification Program
Presented by FWS Certified Educators
$999 registration fee*

Pre-registration is open now for the Fall 2019 course. Payment is due September 1st.

What Is It:

Atlanta Wine School is excited to be an authorized program provider proudly offering the prestigious 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 Wine Scholar Guild (formerly known as 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.

This 4-Saturday program consists of educational sessions and tastings of wine and regional cheeses followed by an exam. The material is comprehensive, and the course is delivered at a moderate pace, requiring a commitment to learning on the part of the student. Successful candidates earn the FWS credential.


Earn A Credential In French Wine: 

Candidates who successfully complete the course and pass the examination will receive a certificate and FWS designation.


Aim Of The Program:

For Industry Personnel and Consumer Wine Lovers:
The course is particularly recommended for wine professionals who have French wine sales as one of their job requirements and who do not currently feel comfortable with their French wine knowledge. The FWS is also appropriate for wine consumers who are passionate about French wine but have little experience with it. In addition, the FWS makes a perfect first step to get on solid ground regarding French wine before tackling high-level general credentials (e.g., Advanced Sommelier, CWE, WSET Diploma, etc.).
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

What the Program Includes:

The cost of the program is $999 and includes the following:

* A series of customized lectures and wine tastings
* Regional cheese tastings
*  The 280-page full-color French Wine Scholar study manual (6th Edition), complete with new, custom-designed maps, charts and graphics
* 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
* Discounts on lunch at Vino Venue restaurant
*Discounts on retail wine purchases

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 Exam:

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.

Course Dates:

Upcoming Course Schedule

Saturday, September 21st 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Saturday, September 28th 8:00 am -4:00 pm

Saturday, October 26th 8:00 am -4:00 pm

Saturday, November 9th 10:30 am -12:00 pm EXAMINATION

Deadline for registration is September 1, 2019.