French Wine 201
French Wine Course
Experience the essence of French wine like never before with our immersive, hands-on course.
Explore the 12 major wine regions of France through over 5 hours of captivating video content and 4 real-world challenges.
French Wine 201:Purchase Course
France has 12 Major Regions to Master
Ready to take the next step in your wine learning journey, but feel intimidated by traditional wine courses?
Wine Folly will take you on a journey, from the basics of wine all the way to advanced topics.
Wow, now I can see clearly the difference of France regions and appellations, before this course everything was so blurry..- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Gonzalo A. from Germany
How it works
What is French Wine 201 all about?
Thirsty for knowledge
Who is it for?
Whether you’re someone who had a wine that changed their life and want to learn more, a passionate connoisseur or starting in the wine industry and looking to find your feet, French Wine 201 is for you.
Knowledge for the real world
How it works
Unlimited access to videos with world-class instructors, paired with micro-learning chapters, and progress checks all taken at your own pace. Engaging visuals and mini-missions cement your knowledge.
Activate your wine career
For those looking for professional development, take the certificate challenge, which is a 50 question, multiple choice exam.
Wine purchases aren't necessary
You don’t need to purchase wines in order to maximize your learning and enjoyment. While some prior wine experience would be helpful, it is also not required.
Super nice, fun, easy to understand, simplified, practical, both teachers are amazing and experienced, I have recommended to my friends.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Maria D. from Guatemala
What you'll learn
Explore the major regions of France
Experience four modules, each with a different theme, to level up your french wine knowledge.
Part 1: Northern France
Pairing wine with food
Go on a trip to a wine specialty store to select wines for a dinner party.
Next, explore the regions of Champagne, Alsace, and the Loire Valley.
Part 2: Central France
Ordering table service
Navigate the wine list and order from the sommelier while fine dining in San Francisco.
Afterward, build confidence in this setting as you explore Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the Northern Rhône.
Part 3: South of France
Giving the gift of wine
Learn how to read between the lines on wine reviews as you shop online for the perfect bottle.
Then, take a crash course on the regions of Southern France including the Southern Rhône Valley, Provence, and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Part 4: Southwest France
Starting a wine collection
Find collectible wines meant to cellar that improve with age by navigating tech sheets and producers.
Follow this adventure in wine-buying with a primer on the wines of Bordeaux and South-West France.
This course was fantastic. As a true wine-lover, especially a French wine-lover, this course was excellent. I really appreciate how the information, which was rich and nuanced, was also super-digestible. This course would be perfect for both a novice or an expert. I will be back for more. Highly recommend!- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Matt S. from United States
Your Wine Experts
Award winning instructors.
Wine Folly Founder
Madeline Puckette is the cofounder of WineFolly.com. Since its creation in 2011, Wine Folly has become one of the most popular wine education sites in the world due to its extensive use of insightful articles, detailed infographics, and entertaining videos.
In recognition of these efforts, the International Wine & Spirits Competition awarded Puckette with Wine Blogger of the Year in 2013, and Wine Communicator of the Year in 2019.
Master of Wine
Christine Marsiglio MW
Wine Folly's Director of Education, Christine Marsiglio, is one of only 32 Bollinger award-winning Masters of Wine. Before joining Wine Folly, she has worked at the WSET School London where she contributed to the development of materials for the WSET Diploma and taught all WSET levels.
Before discovering her love of wine education, Christine was a Tastings Executive at Decanter where she ran panel tastings and helped organize the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Prove your knowledge, build your resume.
Wine Folly Certifications are an excellent way to prove your knowledge. Gain access to jobs in the wine trade or improve your general wine knowledge.
Complete your exams and earn your certification in real time. No need to wait weeks or months!
Use your computer or your phone while learning at your own pace. Lifetime Access.
Certifications focus on understanding rather than memorizing. Knowledge is retained for longer.
Wine Folly is globally recognized as a premiere wine education platform and has won many awards.
No Extra Fees
You can study as much as you like and prove your knowledge as many times as it takes.
Certifications are optional and affordable. Get the job you've always wanted in the wine industry.
Start learning French wine at your own pace
Buy once, use it forever.
Average Customer Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.9/5)
French Wine 201
Learn the 12 major regions of France
Create your own French wine list
Complete 4 real-world challenges
Over 5 hours of video
12 part formal exam and certification ($100 Value)
Pay in 4 interest-free installments of $74.75 with Shop Pay
Frequently asked questions
Wine Folly's Guarantee
Guaranteed to improve your wine knowledge
30 day money-back guarantee.