AWSEC - Courses - Wine Scholar Guild - Be a French / Italian / Spanish Wine Scholar Details
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Dear AWSEC students,
Please be informed that the AWSEC office and reception will be closed for renovation from July 1st to August 10th.

During this period our classes and classrooms will operate as normal and some temporary arrangements have been made to minimise disruption, as per the following :
- A temporary reception desk where you can enrol, make payments, and make enquiries is available on Room 1501, Riesling (Mon to Fri 10:00 – 17:00) or Room 1609, 16th Floor (Mon to Fri 17:00 – 21:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-18:00)
- The AWSEC hotline will remain unchanged at 2837-9100.
- Client Services staff will be on duty as normal, but will be stationed on 16th Floor. You will be able to contact them for assistance by calling 2837-9100.

Following services will be suspended:
- Certificate pick-up service
- Aroma kit purchase
- Textbook collection before courses start (Your textbook will be distributed on the first session)
- Library service
- Zoom service

Please do not hesitate to call us with any queries or concerns you may have. Thank you in advance for your help and understanding.

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French Wine Scholar

  • Cover all major wine regions in France
  • Taste over 54 wines from different appellations
  • A combination of 9 sessions of in-class learning and e-learning
  • Successful candidates are conferred the French Wine Scholar title with the FWS post-nominal as part of their professional signatures. They will also receive the French Wine Scholar certificate and lapel pin
  • 1.5 hours closed-book exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. Passing grade: 75%

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 for proficiency in the wines and wine regions of France. It is endorsed by the National French Wine Office and by U.S. Importers of French Wine as well. It is taught by AWSEC, Wine Scholar Guild . Successful candidates are conferred the French Wine Scholar title and encouraged to use the FWS post-nominal as part of their professional signatures. They will also receive the French Wine Scholar certificate and lapel pin.

Certification is resumé-building, validates competency and serves as a point of distinction midst trade and peers alike. And there is no better place to start than France.

France is the benchmark. Of the eight international commercially produced wines on the market today (Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) seven are native to France. It is for this primary reason that the rest of the wine world looks to France as the standard-bearer. It is. Once you’ve mastered French wine, the rest of the wine world is far easier to grasp.

The French Wine Scholar curriculum is comprised of nine 2 hour classes (Total 18 Hours): Alsace, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Jura, Savoie, Loire, Bordeaux, Languedoc-Roussillon, Rhone, Southwest, Provence and Corsica. An average of 6-8 wines will be tasted per class. It also includes the access to a complete E-Learning Package. There are 20 multimedia modules with webinars on regional wine styles, review quizzes, forums, downloadable maps & etc.



Session Region Session Region
1 Alsace 6 Languedoc Roussillon
2 Bourgogne 7 Rhone
3 Beaujolais, Jura & Savoie 8 SW France, Provence & Corsica
4 Loire 9 Champagne
5 Bordeaux    
Examination:  100 multiple-choice questions
Exam Duration:  1.5 Hours
Passing Grade:  75%


Address: Room 1501 & 1503-08, 15/F, Kai Tak Commercial Building, 317-319 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Entrance on Morrison Street)

$7,980 $15,500
2 Persons Discount
Early Bird
2 Persons Early Bird
(Paid 1 month before course starts)
Code Date Time Language Fee Examination Date Registration
FW2107 Jul 27
Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Sep 7, 14, 28
7:30pm - 9:30pm English HKD 7980 Oct 31 10:00am-11:30am Course Expired
(Weekend Intensive)
Aug 29
Sep 5, 12
10:30am - 5:45pm English HKD 7980 Oct 17 10:00am-11:30am Enrol
FWC2109 Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct 7, 21, 28
Nov 4
7:30pm - 9:30pm Cantonese HKD 7,750 Dec 05 10:00am-11:30am Enrol
(Weekend Intensive)
Oct 31
Nov 7, 14
10:00am - 5:15pm English HKD 7,750 TBC Enrol