The French Wine Scholar Program is intended for people who want to embark in a in depth journey across the diversity of the French wine terroirs. It is suitable wherever a good level of wine knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies and is well tailored for different categories of people :
- For beginner professionals or job seekers who want to get started in the wine sector.
- For entrepreneurs, wine merchants, salespeople, waiters and sommeliers who wish to obtain recognized international certification on French wines.
- For French wine lovers who want to know and understand everything about their favourite regions.
Completion of the program doesn’t just reward you with a certificate; it confers upon you the sought-after FWS post-nominal initials, symbolizing advanced-level proficiency and industry-wide respect.
REQUIREMENTS TO SIGN-UP FOR THE COURSE
- Basic knowledge about wine tasting and wine theory (main grape varieties of France, basic steps of vinification,…)
- A minimum of 50 hours of preparation (but we recommend 80 hours) by reading the course book and provided online documentation.
Feel free to contact us to get a personalized evaluation of your actual level.
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.
For more information on FWS ; download the fully detailed curiculum here.
The course is taught by a FWS certified and seasoned wine expert. The following study materials are available to students:
- Study Manual (330-pages) featuring all the information you need to know.
- Digital copy of the study manual provided immediately as your registration is confirmed.
- FWS online study modules with tailored videos and exercices.
- 3 days classroom course leaded by an expert-instructor.
- 35+ wines tasted in class to illustrate and underline the key aspects of French wines styles and diversity.
IMPORTANT : In order to offer the best possible tuition to students, attendance is limited to a dozen of participants.
More than 35 wines tasted in class, chosen among the great wine regions of France for their typicity and quality. The aim is to offer an overall coverage of the diverity of french terroirs, from Alsace to Corsica, whithout forgetting small and emblematic regions like Jura, Savoie… etc …
Some past examples : Côte-Rôtie – domaine Ogier, Haut Médoc – Château Cantemerle Grand Cru Classé, Chablis – Albert Bichot, … etc…
The French wine scholar is assessed by a closed-book examination that consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, to be completed in 60 minutes and covering all of the wine regions of France.
All examination questions are based on the published learning outcomes, and the recommended study materials contain the information required to answer these questions. A candidate is required to pass with a minimum mark of 75 per cent.
Exam date : Exactly 2 weeks after the final class. 19h00 at the school.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Oenovino is a company that fights discrimination and advocates for equal opportunity in the wine world. Please find here our Terms and Conditions.
If you need specific assistance or arrangements that we can offer, please contact us early on in order for us to find the best solution for you. Contact us.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
We ensure that the reception conditions for people with disabilities are respected and we study all situations on a case-by-case basis in order to consider integration into training. In the event that this is not possible, we will arrange for referral to other appropriate organizations. For any question concerning a situation of disability, whatever it is, and to assess and anticipate the necessary arrangements for your participation, please get in touch with our disability referent : Jules Lamon – jlamon [at] oenovino [point] paris – Tél : 01 84 25 05 86
HOW TO FIND US
Oenovino – 33 rue de Charonne – 75011 PARIS
DURATION : 3 days – 21 hours.
TIME : 9h30-17h30 (Monday or Week-end course)
Fee: 1200 € tax included.