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French Wine Scholar : VICTORIA

  • Vessel Liquor 1609 Fort Street Victoria, BC, V8R 1H8 Canada (map)

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 administrated 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.

The French Wine Scholar Program covers French wine law, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking and all of the French wine regions including Jura, Savoie and Corsica. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine.

Individuals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam, earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) postnominal which may be incorporated into a professional signature

French Wine Scholar
Cost: $1200 (includes instruction, wines, FWS manual and examination fee)
Instructor: Sharon McLean

October 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4
Exam December 18

To register, please email us at

Course Prerequisites: No pre-requisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended.
Textbooks: Manual provided
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)
Student Evaluation: The examination consists of a 100 question multiple choice paper. A score of 75% or higher is required to pass


Earlier Event: April 7
French Wine Scholar : EDMONTON
Later Event: December 8
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