The French Wine Scholar program is a study and
certification program providing current, accurate and in-depth
information on the wines and wine regions of France.
Developed and administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild
with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this
program is aimed at advanced students of wine whether
professionals or serious wine hobbyists.
Individuals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass
the exam, earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal
which may be incorporated into a professional
signature (e.g. John Smith, FWS).