French Wine Scholar Classes

Class Dates and Times: French Wine Scholar classes are held on Mondays from 6:00pm to 9:000pm.
Location: All of our classes are held at the Oyster Point Embassy Suites, in South San Francisco. Address: 250 Gateway Blvd, South SF, CA 94080 – Map
Enrollment Options: You may enroll in the full program (all classes in series, review, exam and course materials) for a discount, or you may enroll in each course separately at full price.

French Wine Scholar Full Program Offerings

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French Wine Scholar Single Course Offerings

FWS 05 Loire Valley

Loire vineyardDid you know that the Sauvignon Blanc vineyards of Menetou-Salon, Reuilly, and Quincy are all grown on Kimmeridgean marl? That one of the longest-lived white wines in the world is Savennières? Are you familiar with Breton, Côt and Pineau d’Aunis? It’s time to explore a wine culture as long as the river itself. There are dozens of AOCs that flank the banks of the Loire. Learn about the undiscovered treasures of this region and explore its diversity of grape varieties and wine styles. This class covers an in-depth history, geography, climate and the wines of the Loire, also known as le Jardin de la France. Class includes a tasting of 6-7 wines. The class can be taken as part of the FWS series or on its own.

Attendees at all of our events must be 21 or older.

 

 

Price: $125.00

Date: Sep 2, 2014

Address:

Embassy Suites, Oyster Point
250 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA
94080
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

FWS 06 Bordeaux

Bordeaux chateauStudy Bordeaux from the ground up. Here, wine styles are predicated by a combination of soil, grape and the hand of man. Explore Bordeaux’s distinctive terroirs in order to better understand the nature of the blend, and then discover how and why the blend has changed over the past 150 years. This class covers an in-depth history, geography, climate and the wines of Bordeaux, the most age-worthy of all French wines. It includes a tasting of 6-7 wines. The class can be taken as part of the FWS series or on its own.

Attendees at all of our events must be 21 or older.

 

 

Price: $125.00

Date: Sep 9, 2014

Address:

Embassy Suites, Oyster Point
250 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA
94080
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

FWS 07 Rhone Valley

Cote Rotie

The Rhône River serves as the gravitational axis around which its two halves revolve; the northern half clings tightly, the southern half expands outward and experiences less pull to the riverbanks. These two different wine cultures possess distinctive soils and topographies and they craft vastly disparate wines with unique personalities. It’s one region, but two brave new worlds. Explore them both. This class covers an in-depth history, geography, climate and the wines of the Rhone in the warm south of France. It includes a tasting of 6-7 wines. The class can be taken as part of the FWS series or on its own.

Attendees at all of our events must be 21 or older.

Price: $125.00

Date: Sep 16, 2014

Address:

Embassy Suites, Oyster Point
250 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA
94080
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

FWS 08 Provence, Languedoc & Roussillon

Cote D'Azur Map

This week we travel to the extreme south to the Côte d’Azur of Provence. Did you know that Provence is the oldest wine region in France? Although Languedoc & Roussillon are often discussed together, they are distinctive regions with distinctive personalities. Did you know that 90% of France’s Vins Doux Naturels hail from Roussillon? Did you know that France’s first and oldest sparkling wine was produced in the Languedoc? This class covers an in-depth history, geography, climate and the wines of the Provence, Languedoc and Roussillon. It includes a tasting of 6-7 wines. The class can be taken as part of the FWS series or on its own.

Attendees at all of our events must be 21 or older.

 

 

Price: $125.00

Date: Sep 23, 2014

Address:

Embassy Suites, Oyster Point
250 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA
94080
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

FWS 09 Southwest & Corsica

Cote D'Azur Map

Certainly, Southwest France is under-appreciated, under-marketed and under-valued. Although these vineyards pre-date the vineyards of Bordeaux they have long languished in obscurity. Find out why. Corsica is home to grapes that sound more Italian than French. And there’s a reason for this. This vinous trek will take you through some charted, but often-unexplored territory.

This class covers an in-depth history, geography, climate and the wines of Southwest France and Corsica. It includes a tasting of 6-7 wines. The class can be taken as part of the FWS series or on its own.

Attendees at all of our events must be 21 or older.

 

 

Price: $125.00

Date: Sep 30, 2014

Address:

Embassy Suites, Oyster Point
250 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA
94080
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

FWS 10 Review Session

This session is a whirlwind review of all 9 regional classes in the French Wine Scholar series. The class can be taken as part of the FWS series or on its own. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions regarding all French wine regions. The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential will be conferred to those individuals who achieve a score of 75% or higher.

Attendees at all of our events must be 21 or older.

 

 

Price: $125.00

Date: Oct 7, 2014

Address:

Embassy Suites, Oyster Point
250 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA
94080
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Available Spaces: 50

FWS 11 French Wine Scholar exam

The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions regarding all French wine regions. The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential will be conferred to those individuals who achieve a score of 75% or higher.

Attendees at all of our events must be 21 or older.

 

 

Price: $250.00

Date: Oct 14, 2014

Address:

Embassy Suites, Oyster Point
250 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA
94080
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

 

 

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