The French Wine Scholar program provides students with a deep level of information on each wine region of France, helping students achieve a professional level of proficiency in French wine. The impact of history, the significance of geological events, the importance of topographical markers and the influence of climatic factors will be discussed.
Students will taste over 80 wines throughout program which includes 33 hours of instruction and the official 274-page, full-color French Wine Scholar study manual, as well as 1 full year of access to French Wine Scholar Online.
The French Wine Scholar program has received endorsements from many important professional organizations:
San Francisco Wine School is the exclusive provider of the French Wine Scholar program in Northern California. To learn more about the French Wine Scholar and the Wine Scholar Guild, please download this pdf.
2019 SESSION DATES & TIMES
|Session 1||April 1 - June 24
No class May 27
|6pm - 9pm||Mondays|
|Session 2||September 18 - December 11
No class November 27
|6pm - 9pm||Wednesdays|
GUIDED BLIND TASTING EXERCISES
Students will taste over 80 French wines to bring learning objectives to life and practice blind tasting techniques. All wines are selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy and our instructors to represent a broad sampling of the classic wines of France. See sample course wine list!
French Wine Scholar consists of 12 three-hour classes covering the following areas. Each class within the full program can be taken as a single workshop. Click the links to learn more!
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION & EXAM
Wine professionals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal and will receive a certificate and official lapel pin. In order to prepare properly, you must read and study the FWS manual carefully.
The curriculum and teaching materials for the French Wine Scholar Program are the same regardless of whether you study in California or Calgary. Our industry leading instructors will make the difference in your learning experience. While the average pass rate for the rigorous FWS exam is only 65%, San Francisco Wine School has been recognized by the Wine Scholar Guild multiple times for a 100% pass rate.
Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more.
San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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All attendees must be 21+ years