Press Release – San Francisco Wine School Offers New Program: The French Wine Scholar Program

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Wine School is excited to introduce a brand new program offering to their current curriculum. The French Wine Scholar Program, developed by the French Wine Society (FWS), is designed to provide current, accurate information on the wine regions of France and validate proficiency in the Wines of France. The program consists of ten courses and an exam covering all the wine regions of France. Upon passing the FWS exam, students will earn the FWS professional wine certificate.

The San Francisco Wine School is exclusively licensed in the Greater Bay Area to teach the French Wine Scholar program. With the significant revisions and even more challenging FWS course content, San Francisco Wine School has lengthened their FWS Program from 9 to 10 classes. Some of the updates to the material include European Union regulations and their impact on French wine, and more in-depth information on the Alsace region which is expanding from 3 to 14 Appellation d’Origine Controllee (AOC). There is also new coverage of the lesser-known regions of Jura, Savoie and Corsica. The ultimate source of FWS information is from the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) supplemented by all of the grower councils of France and ongoing feedback from FWS instructors and students.

This new and exciting program will be held on Wednesdays from June 19th – September 4th, 6-9 p.m. Click here to register for the program or to enroll in single courses:

The full program includes 29 hours of instruction with tutored tastings, a 250-page, full color FWS study manual & FWS exam registration (a $125 value), access for one full year to the FWS Online Study Program (a $285 value), a set of four professional tasting glasses (a $49 value) and earning the FWS professional wine certification upon passing the exam. In addition, if qualified, you may have the opportunity to teach SF Wine School programs, attend the semi-annual French Wine Society conference and participate in study abroad programs if you are an active FWS instructor. For a full list of courses, click here.

About The San Francisco Wine School
The San Francisco Wine School serves to provide world-class wine education and professional training for successful wine careers. Bringing all relevant credential programs under one roof, students are offered a number of career path choices in the wine business. A roster of top instructors offers up in-depth certification programs on a frequent basis. For more information please visit, look for San Francisco Wine School on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or contact David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS at or 415|505-9382.

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San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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