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Class Dates: Sunday, July 16, Saturday, July 22, Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, August 5, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Exam: Sunday, August 20, 2023
Where: Wellesley Courtyard, 12304 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025. There is free parking in the building.
Instructor: Monica Marin, DipWSET/2019 FWS Instructor of the Year
Cancellations: Students may cancel until Thursday, July 13, 2023, and all bookings after July 13, 2023 are final. Please see below for full cancellation policy.
French Wine Scholar (FWS) Course Includes:
• 24 hours of instruction (4 sessions of 6 hours each) with tutored tastings in all sessions (45 wines tasted). If you miss a class, we will provide 50ml wine samples of the wines tasted in class.
• 330-page, full-color FWS Study Manual
• Access for 1 full year to the FWS Online Study Program
• FWS in-classroom exam
• Upon passing the FWS exam, participants receive The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential, a certificate and a lapel pin.
Access to FWS Online study materials will begin on July 10, 2023. Study Manual will be available for pickup in early July for students registered before Sunday, June 25, 2023.
The French Wine Scholar Study and Certification program provides current, accurate and in-depth information on the wines and wine regions of France. Developed and administered by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. Students of wine who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal (e.g., John Smith, FWS). The exam is given in multiple-choice format. There are 100 questions covering all of the wine regions of France. Passing score is 75. Students must be at least 21 years of age.
French wine regions and styles are the “reference points” in the world of wine, making an in-depth understanding of French wine indispensable. The course includes a foundation unit covering French wine law, grape varieties, viticulture, viniculture and a discussion of Old World vs. New World wine styles, plus in-depth study of France’s 14 distinct wine regions: