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French Wine Scholar


The French Wine Scholar study and certification program is geared for members of the wine trade and serious wine hobbyists; it is designed to test your proficiency in the wines and wine regions of France. This course was developed and is administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture; The Sydney Wine Academy is an approved provider of this program.

This program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists.

What you will learn

  • French wine law 
  • History, climate, topography, grape varieties, viticulture and winemaking
  • All French wine regions including the lesser known Jura, Savoie and Corsica
  • Taste a wide range of wine from France
  • Overview of regional French cuisine 

This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine or buy wine.

While not a pre-requisite, we recommend that students have successfully completed, at a minimum, one of the following programs before enrolling in the French Wine Scholar program: WSET level 2, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) or Court of Master Sommelier’s Introductory Sommelier Certificate (Level 1).

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. However, we recommend students complete a relevant wine course.

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