French Wine Scholar course

PPrintremier Wine Training is now providing the French Wine Scholar programme in Ireland. This wine course was developed and administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild, based in Washington DC, with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture.

Wine students who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the wine exam will earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal.

With over 20 years experience of wine education, I know that the appetite to learn about French wine has always been and will always be the strongest!  While France is a benchmark worldwide for so many premium wine styles, its traditions are entrenched in wine laws which can often pose a barrier to understanding French wine.

I was delighted to come across this French wine course, which goes beyond other wine courses with its references to history, topography and also food and wine matching. I was also very impressed by the online wine education portal created by the Wine Scholar Guild,  which in many respects is so much more engaging than a wine book.

I think this advanced wine course will appeal to many wine lovers, as well as people working in wine jobs who want to refresh their appreciation of French wine, or take it to a new level. I am looking forward to giving this wine course in Dublin, in the near future.

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Here’s what others around the world have to say about this wine course:

“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

“FWS program is an in-depth, well-researched certification program that will benefit wine professionals that aspire to increase their professionalism and acquire a deeper understanding of the various French wine regions. You think you know most of the French wine regions? Think again. Take the challenge of the French Wine Scholar program and be a better-informed French wine lover!” – Lim Hwee Peng, CSW International Wine Specialist Singapore

“The manual is very well laid out with pertinent information that goes beautifully hand-in-hand with the online program. Highly recommended for both newcomers and well-seasoned wine students alike.” Brian Christ, FWS

“If you are a professional in the wine business looking to enhance your career, this is the program for you. Great instructors, easy-to-follow study guide and 24-hour internet access.” – Ronald Plunkett, FWS, Sommelier at Hakkasan in San Francisco

“The French Wine Society has done an excellent job of creating a study program that appeals to those interested in expanding their knowledge of France and its wine industry. In depth, comprehensive, specific, this course was more detail than anticipated and a lot of fun! If you are a wine professional looking to hone your “Franco-files” or an avid wine enthusiast who wants to geek out a bit, this course is highly recommended.” -  Tristan Kindy, FWS

“The program is excellent. It differs in format from many classes taught in that there is a real effort to give context to the regions through discussion of history as well as soils, topography, climate and grapes from each region. The class is not producer driven, but is terroir driven, and teaches students about France as a whole as well as the specific regions.” – Maura O’Brien, FWS

“The French Wine Scholar program… is the best, most comprehensive course of study for French wine, bar none. The program is well thought out and presented. Anyone wanting to learn about French wines needs to take this program; there is no better program out there.” – Kevin Cleary, FWS

“In my long experience as a wine educator I can safely say that The French Wine Scholar is the benchmark certified education program for the wines of France. It also provides an advanced level of knowledge and is wholly complementary to those students already in other education programs such as WSET or the Court of Master Sommeliers. Highly recommended!” – Mark Shipway AIWS, FWS

“The French Wine Scholar Program has set the standard for Country Specific Wine Education & Certification with its correct, & up-to-date, detailed information about France.” – James King, FWS, Owner at The Texas Wine School