Five Louis Roederer scholarships to this program (a $475 value each) are available to wine writers/bloggers.

The French Wine Society, world leader in French wine education, announces the launch of its comprehensive distance-learning study and certificate program on the wines of Champagne in February 2015!

This is an in-depth course of study conducted at the master-level and is designed for the wine trade and advanced students of wine.

Five Louis Roederer scholarships to this program (a $475 value each) are available to wine writers/bloggers. Selection will be based on the most informative and creative article/blog on the wines of Champagne.

Who can participate?

This competition is open to all wine journalists and wine bloggers who wish to gain a deeper understanding of this iconic wine region.

Application and Selection:

Write and publish a 500 to 700-word article in English on the following topic: Beyond Bubbles: The Essence of Champagne. Please, do not include brand names within the text.

Submissions must be received via email by noon PST on Friday February 13th, 2015. Send submissions to

Study under true Champagne experts

The most comprehensive wine study program on Champagne bar none.

The curriculum provides an engaging learning experience and is designed to give the student a deep understanding and working knowledge of the region and its wines. Students will gain knowledge not found in books from wine educators possessing decades of first-hand experience.

History, Geology, Topography, Soils & Climate
Grapes, Viticulture & Winemaking
Balance, Blending and House Styles
Vintage, Prestige & Icon Cuvées
Sub-Regions & Terroirs
Wine Law
Economics & Marketing
Myths, Legends & Future Trends
Champagne’s Who’s Who
How to Taste Champagne; Champagne with Food
Champagne within the World of Sparkling Wine

Distance learning coupled with live classroom & tasting!

Preparatory reading assignments, online study modules and review quiz
Seventeen live webinars (which are recorded for on demand replay)
Full-color study manual & tasting assignments to accompany each lecture
Online, proctored exam sit
Access to instructors via the Q&A forum