The French Wine Scholar Programme provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of all the major wine regions of France. Created by the French Wine Society and endorsed by the French Ministry of Agriculture this programme is designed for those who just wish to increase their understanding of French Wine or for candidates studying for the highest level of wine qualifications.
The course is held over 3 consecutive days with 20 hours of instruction and a 1 hour exam.
The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions covering all French wine regions. The pass mark is 75%.
Successful candidates who pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post nominal.
The course is divided into 9 classes plus the exam. The regions covered in the programme:
Jura and Savoie
South of France
+ French Wine Scholar Exam
Included in the cost of the programme:
20 hours of instruction
French Wine Scholar manual . 280 pages.
FWS Exam registration fee if taken during the course
Free access for 1 year to the FWS online study programme
Comprehensive series of recorded webinars on French wine regions and styles
Review quizzes for self-evaluation
6 wines tasted per session
Passing exam leads to FWS professional wine certificate, FWS post nominal and FWS lapel pin
Price : £695 / 850€
Duration : 3 days or 20 hours
Dates : 06-08 October 2014, London
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A 3 hour session that gives a good understanding of the grape growing and winemaking aspects of the Languedoc-Roussillon. The sessions starts with a walk through the vineyard and an explication of the unique influence of “terroir” in La Clape. This is followed by a visit to the winery and barrel cellar at Chateau L’Hospitalet to explain the winemaking and ageing process.
After the visit there is a brief guide to wine tasting and the session concludes with a tutored tasting of 8 wines from around the different appellations of the Languedoc-Roussillon.
This course offers a broad study of the world of wine and spirits. It provides a vocational qualification to those with some previous knowledge of wine but who need a reasonable professional level to support their job requirements. It is also recommended for those people with a serious interest in wine. Available as a daytime course ( 3 consecutive days) or as a weekly day release course.
WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting
Grape growing and winemaking
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc
Syrah, Grenache and Riesling
Italy, Spain and Portugal
Fortified wines, spirits and Liqueurs
Up to 50 wines to be tasted on the course
Multiple Choice Exam 50 questions
Course fee included samples, tuition, text book, examination and course notes.
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world and their commercial importance in the global market. It builds on the knowledge gained in the Level 2 Intermediate Certificate and provides an in-depth study of the main wine regions and a more detailed analytical approach to wine tasting. Ideal for the experienced wine professional or the serious wine enthusiast.
WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting
Viticulture and Vinification
Bordeaux and South West France
Burgundy and Alsace
Loire, Rhone and South of France
Germany, Austria, Hungary, UK
Spain and Portugal
Eastern Europe, New Zealand and South Africa
North and South America
Exam - Multiple Choice 50 questions, 5 short written answers and blind tasting of two wines
Up to 90 wines tasted during the course
Course fee includes samples, tuition, textbook, examination and course notes.
Wine courses and tastings in Languedoc, the south of France
Vinécole is the new wine experience of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France - offering wine courses and tastings throughout the year. Located at the impressive Domaine Gayda near Limoux, Vinécole is a wine school for all.
Run by Master of Wine Matthew Stubbs, Vinécole offers wine courses and wine tastings both for people looking for a brief introduction to wine, as well as those studying for professional qualifications.
Vinécole offers the following wine events and education:
Imagine wine tasting with stunning views of Languedoc's vineyards and the Pyrénées mountains in the south of France. Imagine learning about wine at a working wine domaine. Imagine lounging by our pool with fellow-wine tasters or classmates - debating the merits of organic winemaking...
You won't find a more beautiful, professional and relaxed venue to learn about wine. Vinécole at the Domaine de Gayda offers a gourmet restaurant with terrasse, outdoor barbecue area overlooking the vines, four luxury gites (should you need accommodation), and newly-built, state-of-the-art teaching and seminar facilities.