FRENCH WINE PROFESSIONAL

Know the classics

There are many great wine producing countries in the world, but France remains the benchmark. Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, Loire and more. All serious wine lovers should know the classics.

This 2 day certification course was created by James Cluer, Master of Wine. Students who pass the 50 question multiple-choice exam will earn the French Wine Professional (FWP) post-nominal. There are no pre-requisites. It is open to anyone with an interest in learning about the great wines of France, and you’ll taste dozens of them.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The French Wine Professional Program focuses on the classic wine regions of France.

You will learn the key facts about:

  • Champagne & other sparkling wines
  • Alsace
  • Loire Valley
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais
  • Jura & Savoie
  • Bordeaux
  • Rhone Valley
  • Southern & Southwest France
  • Vins Doux Naturels

PAYMENTS

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

TASTINGS & INSTRUCTION

During the 2 day course you will taste over 30 benchmark examples of wines from the leading producers in a wide variety of regions. We pride ourselves on showing classic wines.

Our instructors have spent considerable time touring the great regions of France and are experts in the field. Our extensive study guide is updated annually and is an extremely useful summary of a complex wine country.

CERTIFICATION

At the end of the 2nd day there is a 50 question closed-book multiple-choice exam. We have a 85% pass rate and prepare you well for the exam. Upon successful completion you will receive a beautiful Fine Vintage certificate. This is highly regarded by employers.

COURSE FORMAT

2 FULL DAYS | from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm with a one hour break for lunch


Become a French Wine Pro


Expert Instruction & Extensive Tastings


Get your Certification

FOR DATES, PRICES AND TO REGISTER

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

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WHO TAKES THIS COURSE?

We welcome both wine enthusiasts and the trade and the class is usually split 50-50. Your classmates will include people in the trade, sometimes at a high level, as well as those just looking for a fun weekend learning about their passion.

COURSE PREPARATION

STUDY GUIDE

As soon as you register we email you a PDF study guide that is over 50 pages. It’s fascinating, and you can read it prior to the course. We also send you a Key Facts document. Hard copies are given out at the course.

TASTING GLASSES

If you have taken a course with us before then please bring your Fine Vintage tasting glasses with you.

If you do not have our set of 6 tasting glasses you will need to purchase them at registration for $45. These are then yours to keep forever.

LOCATIONS, DATES & PRICES

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Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

TESTIMONIALS

GARRET MCDONNALD

I was always so confused by all the different wine regions, grapes, and labels in France but I love French wines. This course made sense of it all and taught me the about the most important wines and we tasted some amazing ones! I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in France and it is especially useful if you are about to do the WSET level 3.


GARRET MCDONNALD – VANCOUVER

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ONLINE COURSES

Can’t make it to one of our courses?  Don’t let time or distance stand in your way.  Do it Online!

We have a variety of fantastic online wine certification courses that you can take from the comfort of your home or office.

Register today for a WSET wine course from the Fine Vintage wine school and get the best wine education available in North America.

FOR DATES, PRICES AND TO REGISTER

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.