San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The French Wine Scholar program is an official course of study designed by the French Wine Society to provide current, accurate information on the wine regions of France and validate proficiency in the Wines of France. It is endorsed by Wines of France/French National Wine Office and is taught by licensed French Wine Scholar Instructors. Wine professionals who follow this in-depth curriculum on the wines of France and pass the exam, earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal. 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 FWS exam is only 65%, we are proud to annouce that 100% of our September 2013 students passed this rigorous exam.
- 33 hours of instruction with tutored tastings
- A 250-page, full-color FWS Study Manual & FWS exam registration (a $125 value)
- Access for 1 full year to the FWS Online Study Program (a $285 value)
- A set of four professional tasting glasses (a $49 value)
- The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential, certificate and lapel pin upon passing the FWS exam
The exam is given in multiple-choice format. There are 100 questions covering all of the wine regions of France. Passing score is 75.
All Attendees of our classes must be at least 21
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San Francisco Wine School
The San Francisco Wine School was launched in 2011 by Master Sommelier, David Glancy. David is one of twelve people in the world to hold both a Master Sommelier diploma and a Certified Wine Educator credential. His team of industry leading instructors provides world-class wine education and professional development for successful careers in the wine industry. By bringing all relevant wine credential programs under one roof, students may pursue numerous career path opportunities including hospitality, retail, distribution, journalism, marketing/PR, consulting, education and more. San Francisco Wine School programs are designed for credential exam preparation and career enhancement, however many enthusiasts outside of the wine industry attend to deepen their wine knowledge and appreciation. Our current offerings include: Somm Essentials, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), French Wine Scholar (FWS), and California Wine Appellation Specialist® (CWAS) both on the ground and ONLINE. Custom courses at your site or ours on any beverage or service topic are available.