We are proud to offer our French Wine Scholar in a virtual classroom setting, with Florida Wine Academy team of educators.


Course will begin on April 13th, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm, every Wednesday evening until May 25th, 2022 (7 classes in total).


A guided tasting tutorial will be given during the course.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase the recommended tasting samples from our shop 305wines.com.

Here is how this format works:

– Course delivery will be live, via Webinar, and students will still have the chance to ask questions and receive answers in real time;
– You will need access to a reliable internet connection on a PC or Mac.  The software connection will be provided by us via Zoom, and students will receive a dedicated webinar passcode that will enable them to join the private session;
– The exam will be on June 4th in Miami

Become a French Wine Scholar!

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.

Students of wine who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar title and FWS post-nominal.

Set yourself apart from your peers. Specialize in the wines of France!

Our sessions will include live Webinar instruction with tutored tasting taught by approved instructors, plus:

  •  The 274-page full-color French Wine Scholar study manual
  • 1-year access to the French Wine Scholar online study program for class prep and review
  • Registration for the French Wine Scholar Exam

Earn your French Wine Scholar title with Florida Wine Academy!

Who is this program for?

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

It is a great resource and supplement for students of wine moving toward advanced general wine study programs such as WSET Diploma, Master of Wine program, Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Sommelier (and up) or Certified Wine Educator.

We recommend that students successfully complete at least the lower level course from one of these organizations before entering the FWS program.


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 100 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 60 minutes. The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential will be conferred to those individuals who achieve a score of 75 or higher. Candidates scoring 85-90 pass with Honors. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with Highest Honors.

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The course instructor is Alessandra Esteves DipWSET, FWS, MAES, Celeste Bailey WSET L3, FWS and Nicole Ramos, WSET L3, FWS. You can learn more about our team here.