French Wine Scholar Certification Program

Vinitas WineWorks LLC, Tri-County Adult Education, and Franklin Liquors are excited to announce the Spring session of the French Wine Scholar Certification program!

Now you don’t have to go to Boston for this world-class French wine course! Set yourself apart from your peers and specialize in the wines of France. Gain the confidence to taste, sell, and speak meaningfully about all aspects of French wine, from Champagne to Bordeaux and everything in between. Pass the exam and earn the title French Wine Scholar and FWS post-nominal.

Developed 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. This is NOT an introductory wine class; students should have professional wine experience or previous classroom study. Students must be familiar with the concepts of viticulture and vinification, major grape varieties, wine regions, and wine styles from across the globe, and have experience tasting wine in a formal setting.

Our next session starts February 28 and will run on nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.

Date: February 28 - May 30; Review May 16; Exam date: May 30, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Franklin Liquors, 363 E. Central Street, Franklin MA
Instructed by: Kim M. Simone, CSW, FWS and Mark Lenzi, CSW, FWS, CSS, IWS

Tuition: $999
Registration & Additional information:  Online or call 617-733-0783

“The French Wine Scholar is a very serious wine program but fun and very enjoyable to follow. The teaching is superb and the quality of the material brilliant." Gerard Basset, MW, MS, Best Sommelier in the World 2010

"The French Wine Scholar Program is the industry's most comprehensive, in-depth course on the wines of France." Jay Youmans, Master of Wine

Learn more about the French Wine Scholar Class and curriculum with the French Wine Scholar Brochure.