French Wine ScholarFree
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 (working or unemployed) in France, and you wish to have your course financed within the framework of vocational training aid? This training can be financed through various means, including your Personal Training Account (CPF).
Accessibility of the course to people with disabilities.
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Syllabus 2020 – 2021
LEARNING OUTCOME 1
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
LEARNING OUTCOME 2
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