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French Wine Scholar

September 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Become a French Wine Scholar! The French Wine Scholarª education program is the most advanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date French wine course available. Taught by NYK Beverage University Instructor, Dr. Bruce Smoller, the syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all French wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. The program provides committed students of wine with an unparalleled set of study tools that are designed to maximize learning and boost knowledge retention. The French Wine Scholar study and certification program confers a post-nominal to wine professionals and enthusiasts who successfully pass the certification exam (Ex: John Smith, FWS). With a school network encompassing 30 countries on 5 continents, the FWS credential has true international recognition. It was created by WSG Education Director, Lisa M. Airey CWE, with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture which knighted her in recognition of the program’s exceptional level of depth, accuracy, detail, and academic rigor as well as its impact on the global wine industry. Registration includes 9 weeks of classroom time, a comprehensive 330-page study manual, 1-year access to the Wine Scholar Guild interactive e-learning platform, and registration for the French Wine Scholar exam on Sunday, December 10.


September 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


New York Kitchen
800 South Main Street
Canandaigua, 14424 United States
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(585) 394-7070

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