French Wine Scholar

Wein-Werkstatt is an Approved Programme Provider fort the Wine Scholar Guild in Washington D.C. and exclusively offers the French Wine Scholar within Switzerland.

Wine courses and further education

Wein-Werkstatt is an Approved Programme Provider for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in London.

The Wine Scholar Guild

The Wine Scholar Guild is an international provider of wine education programs. The Guild provides study & certification programs on the wines and wine regions of France, Italy and Spain.
The material is written and composed by international wine specialists and educators, many of them are Masters of Wine or Master Sommeliers.
Students with Wein-Werkstatt profit from an intense classroom program as well as an extensive online platform with podcasts, e-learnings, video material etc.

The French Wine Scholar

Why study French Wine?

All students of wine eventually discover France. Some use it as the starting point to begin their vinous exploration while others arrive in France after having sampled the wines of other countries. There is a world within French wine and the wines and wine styles of France have certainly impacted the entire wine world.
Many reference France as the benchmark for wine production. But this is not just because of the quality and quantity of wines it produces. This long-standing reputation is due to the fact that internationally recognized grape varieties of high caliber such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are all native to France!
By studying French wine, the student gains a deeper appreciation for the grape and its travels and a reference point for Old World/New World comparisons.

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.
The FWS program allows wine professionals and involved consumers to set themselves apart from their peers by specializing in the wines of France.
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.
While not a pre-requisite, we recommend that students successfully complete at least the lower level course from one of these organizations before entering the FWS program, i.e. WSET® Level 2.


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I cannot think of a better way to dive in deep on the wines of France to prepare for the Advanced & Master Sommelier exams, WSET Diploma or MW
David GlancyMS, CWE, FWS, Founder of San Francisco Wine School

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 BarlierVP Marketing & Communication, Maisons Marques & Domaines


The French Wine Scholar Program is the industry's most comprehensive, in-depth course on the wines of France
Jay YoumansMW, Founder of Capital Wine School