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BOSTON – The French Wine Scholar starts in Boston on April 5th with Jo-Ann Ross and  Wine Educator, John Fiola who are bringing the program to the Boston Center for Adult Education for nine weeks covering 14 regions of French Wine. Enrollment to 15 students and tuition is $975.

The French Wine Scholar ™ (FWS) Study and Certification Program is designed for wine professionals and enthusiastic wine hobbyists who want to immerse themselves in the most current, accurate, and in-depth information on the wines and the wine regions of France, Ross explains. Developed with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, the FWS program covers 14 French Wine Regions over nine consecutive weeks and concludes with an exam.


Students who follow the detailed curriculum and pass the exam will earn the FWS post-nominal.

The class will cover:

Week 1: Introduction and Alsace region
Week 2: Champagne
Week 3: Burgundy: Part 1
Week 4: Burgundy Part 2 and Beaujolais
Week 5: Rhone Valley
Week 6: Southern France: Languedoc, Roussillon, and Provence
Week 7: Loire Valley
Week 8: Bordeaux
Week 9: Southwest France, Jura, Savoie, and Corsica
Week 10: No Class
Week 11: Final exam

TUITION: $975.00

Commenting on previous programs, participants noted:

“The FWS ™ played a major roll in my successful completion of the WSET Diploma Program”
Erika Frey
Director of Education
Boston Wine School

“Jo-Ann Ross made learning about French Wine exciting, exhilarating and consumer
friendly. It was truly an amazing, educational experience of which I
am most proud of.”
Jim Campanini
Editor of the Sun of Lowell/Author of The Wine Novice Blog.

A votre santé!

BOSTON – The French Cultural Center presents The French Wine Scholar Program here February 24-May 19, 2014.
Facilitated by Jo-Ann Ross, FWS, the program’s wines will be supplied by Winestone in Chestnut Hill, MA.
The program is the highest complete level of French Wine Studies for wine professionals and enthusiast, says Ross, and is endorsed by Wines of France, the French National Wine Office and the US wine industry.
The French Cultural Center will partner with Jo-Ann Ross on this intermediate advanced, in-depth program.
The fee includes five three-hour classes covering 13 French wine regions, an on-line program for home study accessible 24/7, “Taste of France” wine tasting program conducted by Jay Youmans, MW, regular on-line quizzes, wines from each region, review session and examination.
Reta Martin of Resource Plus, producers of the Boston Wine Expo, declares: “The French Wine Scholar Program is one of the finest programs of French wine studies I have encountered. In addition, Jo-Ann Ross, as a facilitator, adds her superb teaching expertise to the material. This is the best way I know to dive into French wines for trade or French wine enthusiasts.”
The examination of 100 multiple-choice questions is not mandatory, but only the successful completion of the examination with a score of 75 or higher confers the FSW post-nominal.
The program fee is $500 or $450 for FCC members and $300 for returning students. Register by contacting the French Cultural Center in Boston’s Back Bay at 617-912-0400. For more information, contact Jo-Ann Ross at jross@jrosswine.com.