The French Wine Society, worldwide leader in French wine study and certification programs celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015.

This DC-based organization has been quietly revolutionizing the world of wine study since its inception in 2005. It was the first to bring extensive and interactive distance learning to the wine industry, the first to create wine immersion study trips in France as an adjunct to master-level certificate programs and the first to add continuing education webinars as a member benefit.

The organization filled a gap. There was no in-depth wine education on France available globally despite France’s leading and inspiring role in the world of wine. Within a decade, the French Wine Society has established a program provider network within ten countries on five continents and an unparalleled panel of instructors for its distance learning programs and French immersion trips.

Members and/or course participants learn from journalists, authors, regional experts, producers, Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and other accomplished wine educators such as Dewey Markham Jr., Andrew Jefford, Allen Meadows, Essi Avelan, Peter Liem, Charles Curtis MW, Geoff Kruth MS, Becky Wasserman and Don Kinnan CWE.

A high-profile symposium held in celebration of the 10th anniversary will be hosted at the French Embassy in Washington DC October 5-7, 2015.

For more information, contact, or call 1-202-640-5466. More information about the organization and its programs is also available on the French Wine Society web site at:

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