【Important】Concerning the increase in number of seats

People applying after the seat number increase (April 8th, 2024), please notice the following:

Additional manuals have been ordered to accommodate all the people willing to take the course, however these may not arrive in time for the first session.
Please notice that, with your enrollment, you will also get access to the Global Campus, where you can find the ebook version of the textbook and other study materials. You will still be able to use those to prepare for the lessons.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

French Wine Scholar

This course will be conducted in English ONLY

The French Wine Scholar® education program is the most advanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date French wine course available. 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.

The course is divided into nine 2-hours lessons (plus a one-hour exam) and includes 4-6 wine tasting for every lesson.

After graduation you will gain the right to use the post-nominal FWS (Ex: John Smith, FWS).

Why you should enrol now

  • The program includes all the necessary tools & support to master the wines of France

    The French Wine Scholar education program is designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study program on French wine bar none!

  • An invaluable textbook

    A comprehensive 330-page study manual with illustrations, maps, and graphics, available in print + e-book formats

  • One year's access to the French Wine Scholar Online Campus

    The fee includes 1-year access to the Online Campus where you can find multimedia E-learning modules for each region with full audio narration as well as:

    • Review quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • An Instructor Q&A forum for personal assistance
    • Student forum for community interaction
    • Downloadable maps

  • The perfect complement to WSET and Sommelier courses

    Anyone can join in the course, but we recommend that students have successfully completed, at a minimum, one of the following programs before enrolling: WSET Level 2, JSA Expert/Advisor/Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) or Court of Master Sommelier's Introductory Sommelier Certificate.

    The French Wine Scholar program is also a great resource and supplement for students of wine moving toward advanced general wine study programs such as WSET Diploma (level 4), Master of Wine, Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Sommelier (level 3 and up) or Society of Wine Educator's Certified Wine Educator (CWE).

  • Why Study French Wine?

    All students of wine eventually discover France. Some use it as the starting point to begin their vinous exploration while others arrive in France after having sampled the wines of other countries. There is a world within French wine and the wines and wine styles of France have certainly impacted the entire wine world.

    Many reference France as the benchmark for wine production. But this is not just because of the quality and quantity of wines it produces. This long-standing reputation is due to the fact that internationally recognized grape varieties of high caliber such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are all native to France!

    By studying French wine, the student gains a deeper appreciation for the grape and its travels and a reference point for Old World/New World comparisons.



Fundamentals part 1, Alsace


Fundamentals part 2, Champagne




Beaujolais, Jura & Savoie








Rhone & Provence


Southwest & Corsica




People who have already completed the WSET Level 2 or possessing a comparable wine knowledge


Ettore Donadeo FWS,DipWSET

Seating Capacity

23 people

[ Full. Waiting for cancellation. ]


CAPLAN Wine Academy
PASONA SQUARE bldg. 16F, 3-1-30 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo


101,200 yen (Include wines, textbook, examination fee and tax)
5,500 yen(Enrollment Fee)

How to pay

Bank transfer or Credit card

Please transfer the fee to the bank account below or we can accept the credit card.

Mitsubishi UFJ Bank
Tokyo Eigyoubu Branch
Account Number : Futsu 1812074
Subscriber : PASONA HR Solution

Please note that we cannot refund the fee once you pay.
The applicant will be responsible for any bank or transaction charges incurred for processing wire transfers.

Schedule / Entry

2024/4 ~ 2024/10

Tokyo Class
Ettore Donadeo
[ Full. ]

Thursday 19:00~21:00

  • See the Schedule

    Session 1:4/25
    Session 2:5/9
    Session 3:5/30
    Session 4:6/27
    Session 5:7/4
    Session 6:7/11
    Session 7:7/25
    Session 8:8/1
    Session 9:9/5

Please call us for entry.(03-6634-9976)