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French Wine Scholar

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French Wine Scholar


About this course

French Wine Scholar

Become a French wines expert! The industry’s most respected certification course on the wines of France offers an advanced and comprehensive programme for professionals from the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. An immersive experience ending with a day into the vineyard in Bordeaux!

Come to Bordeaux and get an immersive experience in the heart of the French vineyard! The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all French wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities such as History, soils formation and more technical issues like grape varieties, grape growing, winemaking or specific regulations.



You are active and wish to have your training financed within the framework of professional training assistance? This training can be financed in different ways.  More info



Accessibility of the course to people with disabilities.

You can contact us on +33 (0)5 57 30 85 15 or by email contact@wisp-campus.com

Syllabus 2020 – 2021


Identify factors involved in the wine production, know all grape varieties grown in France and analyse cultural, geographic and technical differences between Old World and New World.

  • French wine law,
  • grape varieties
  • Vine growing key points
  • Winemaking Key points
  • Old World vs. New World wine styles


Know and understand France’s 14 distinct wine regions considering the following:

  • Viticultural history, wine culture and traditions
  • Location and climate and their effects on viticulture and wine style
  • Topography, geography and soils and their impact on the vine
  • Grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles
  • Viticulture and winemaking practices
  • Wine industry trends and economics
  • All AOPs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities

Regions covered: Alsace, Champagne, Bourgogne, Beaujolais, Jura, Savoie, Loire, Bordeaux, Southwest, Languedoc, Roussillon, Rhône, Provence, Corsica



We bring you to the vineyard on the last day for 2 visits in the Médoc.

Upon registration at the French Wine Scholar programme, you’ll receive the official book (280 pages) that covers the whole program. You must read the book before the course starts. This book is full of highly valuable information and is considered as an “essential to French wine” among the industry.

You’ll also get one-year access to the on-line programme. It includes:

  • 20 online modules
  • Online review quizzes
  • Downloadable maps, glossary and appendices
  • Q&A Forum
  • Sample test questions

It’s recommended that candidates complete a minimum of 50 hours of private study before starting the course. This will ensure a much more dynamic and profitable tuition time and a better group interaction.

  • Type : 100 multiple-choice questions
  • Duration : 1 hour
  • Pass marks : 75 %
  • Resit : possible


Entry requirements: advanced knowledge in wine (WSET level 2 or 3, sommelier studies, etc.)

Duration: 5 days (35h) – include 1 day in the vineyard
Languages: English or french
Wines tasted: 40+
Preparation: 50h of personal study



Presentation of Emiliano Stratico, lecturers of WISP


26 September 2022


26 September - 29 November
BORDEAUX, 88 quai de paludate
Bordeaux, Gironde 33800 France
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