Every Monday for a period of ten consecutive weeks (+ exam on the 11th week)
The course will be held in Montreal (NDG) in a beautiful environment and places will be limited to 12 participants per class in order to create a warm intimate and personalized learning environment.
Next course to start in November (dates to be determined)
Tuition by Richard Sagala FWS (with Honours)
Tuition price is: $1,000 + tx
Details of the Course:
Through École In Vino Veritas, delve deep into the wines of France and prepare for the French Wine Scholar exam.
Our sessions will include 30 hours of classroom instruction with tutored tasting taught by approved instructor Richard Sagala FWS, Wine MBA
• the 280-page full-color French Wine Scholar study manual
• 1-year access to the French Wine Scholar online study program for class prep and review (a $295 value-added bonus)
• Registration for the French Wine Scholar Exam
An average of 4 different high quality wines will be tasted in each individual class.
Earn your French Wine Scholar title!
Our first Session is scheduled to start on the 6th of october and will run for ten consecutive Monday evenings+ an 11th (exam session):
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 1: Alsace
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 2: Champagne
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 3: Burgundy
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 4: Beaujolais, Jura, Savoie
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 5: Loire
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 6: Bordeaux
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 7: Languedoc-Roussillon
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 8: Rhône
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 9: Southwest
• @ 19:00-22:00 Class 10: Provence, Corsica
• @ 19:00 Final Exam
More about the French Wine Scholar Program:
The program is exclusively taught by authorized program providers and approved instructors who have passed the exam with honors or better
Certification Exam: The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential will be conferred to those individuals who achieve a score of 75 or higher on a 100-question multiple-choice test. Candidates scoring 85-90 pass with Honors. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with Highest Honors.
Online Study Program: To complement the manual and classroom experience, there are 20 multimedia E-learning modules with full audio narration plus a comprehensive series of webinars on regional wine styles with suggested wine list, review quizzes for self-evaluation, instructor Q&A forum for personal assistance and downloadable maps.
Detailed Curriculum: The French Wine Scholar program presents each French wine region as an integrated whole by explaining the impact of history, the significance of geological events, the importance of topographical markers and climatic. No topic is discussed in isolation in order to give students a working knowledge of the material at hand.
Around the world praise:
“Education is the cornerstone of wine appreciation. With the French Wine Scholar study and certification program, the French Wine Society provides priceless support to the trade and consumers alike. »
Xavier Barlier, VP Marketing & Communication, Maisons Marques & Domaines
“The French Wine Scholar is a very serious wine program but fun and very enjoyable to follow. The teaching is superb and the quality of the material brilliant. »
Gerard Basset, MW, MS, Best Sommelier in the World 2010
“The FWS Program is a very in-depth serious program for the wine professional or enthusiast. There is no other program like it and attaining the qualification should be a highly recognized achievement.”
Nava Ramesh, FWS
“FWS program is an in-depth, well-researched certification program that will benefit wine professionals that aspire to increase their professionalism and acquire a deeper understanding of the various French wine regions. You think you know most of the French wine regions? Think again. Take the challenge of the French Wine Scholar program and be a better-informed French wine lover!”
Lim Hwee Peng, CSW International Wine Specialist Singapore”
“The French Wine Scholar program… is the best, most comprehensive course of study for French wine, bar none. The program is well thought out and presented. Anyone wanting to learn about French wines needs to take this program; there is no better program out there.”
Kevin Cleary, FWS
“In my long experience as a wine educator I can safely say that The French Wine Scholar is the benchmark certified education program for the wines of France. It also provides an advanced level of knowledge and is wholly complementary to those students already in other education programs such as WSET or the Court of Master Sommeliers. Highly recommended!”
Mark Shipway AIWS, FWS
« In my experience, this is the most comprehensive program on French wines and our school is proud to be the first in Quebec to offer it »
Richard Sagala, FWS Instructor, Wine MBA, WSET Certified Instructor,