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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.

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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?

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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.

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Get Certified

For those looking for professional development this course comes with a certification 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

The Team

Your Wine Experts

  • Madeline Puckette

    Wine Folly Founder

    Madeline Puckette

    Madeline Puckette is the cofounder of 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.

  • Christine Marsiglio MW

    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.

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French Wine 201

  • 4 Modules

  • 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 with Shop Pay

* Wines are not included.

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