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Wine Folly - French Wine Course

French Wine Course

Improve your knowledge of French wine with this hands-on course.

A 4-part course where you learn from award-winning author, Madeline Puckette, and Master of Wine, Christine Marsiglio.

The Goal

Curate your own French wine list by the end of this course.

  • Get inspired.

    Get inspired as Wine Folly co-founder, Madeline Puckette navigates real world scenarios with French wine and reveals all the details.

  • Learn with the pros.

    Absorb deep knowledge on French wines with Christine Marsiglio MW, one of only 32 Bollinger Award winners in the world.

  • Test your knowledge.

    Test your knowledge with included worksheets so that you’re ready for the certification exam.

  • Curate your own list.

    Leave the class having created your own selection of French wines using your newfound skills.

I've been waiting a long time for a Wine Folly course on France! This looks amazing!- Douglas F

Part 1: Northern France

Pairing wine with food

Follow Madeline into a wine specialty store to select wines for a dinner party featuring fish.

The questions raised in this wine-seeking adventure get answered with Christine Marsiglio MW outlining the regions of Champagne, Alsace, and the Loire Valley.

Pairing wine with food

Part 2: Central France

Ordering table service

Order from the sommelier at fine dining in San Francisco, navigate the wine list with Madeline Puckette.

Afterward, Christine Marsiglio MW serves up a course on Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the Northern Rhône to build confidence in this setting.

Ordering table service

Part 3: South of France

Giving the gift of wine

Go hunting online with Madeline Puckette to search for the perfect bottle and learn how to read between the lines on wine reviews.

Then, take a crash course with Christine Marsiglio MW on the regions of Southern France including the Southern Rhône Valley, Provence, and Languedoc-Roussillon.

Giving the gift of wine

Part 4: Southwest France

Starting a wine collection

Navigate tech sheets and producers with Madeline Puckette to find collectible wines that are meant to cellar and improve with age.

Follow this adventure in wine-buying with Christine Marsiglio MW's primer on the wines of Bordeaux and South-West France.

Starting a wine collection

Final Class Project

Create your own French wine selection

The real test of your knowledge is real world experience. So, for the final piece of this course, you’ll be creating your own curated selection of French wines. It’s a final project that ties together everything you’ve learned online with what’s out there in your market.

Share your list online with us and fellow students with #FrenchWineCourse

Create your own French wine selection

The Team

Your French Wine Course Instructors

  • Madeline Puckette

    Wine Folly Founder

    Madeline Puckette

    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.

    In 2015, Puckette launched her first book: the New York Times Bestseller Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. It was followed in 2018 by the James Beard Award-winning Wine Folly: Magnum Edition. She has been featured in the popular documentaries Somm: Into The Bottle and Somm 3.

  • Christine Marsiglio

    Master of Wine

    Christine Marsiglio

    Christine Marsiglio is Wine Folly's head wine educator and one of 32 Bollinger award-winning Masters of Wine. Previously she has worked at the WSET School London where she contributed to the development of materials for the newly released WSET Diploma and teaches all WSET levels. Before discovering her love of wine education, Christine was a Tastings Executive at Decanter where she ran panel tastings and helped organise the Decanter World Wine Awards.

    During the course of her MW and WSET Diploma studies, Christine was awarded scholarships from the Family of Twelve, Freixenet, and the Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation. She holds an MSc in Oenology and Viticulture from École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, France, where her thesis focussed on the early detection of Brettanomyces in wineries. She also holds a BSc in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Alberta in Canada. Christine is a keen long distance runner, cook, and traveller.

Pricing

Start learning French wine at your own pace

Buy once, use it forever.

Course launches in March 2022.

French Wine Course

Bundle Value $249
$249
  • Learn the 12 major regions of France

  • Create your own French wine list

  • Complete 4 real-world challenges

  • Over 5 hours of video

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French Wine Course, Maps & Journal

Bundle Value $394
$299
  • Learn the 12 major regions of France

  • Create your own French wine list

  • Complete 4 real-world challenges

  • Over 5 hours of video

  • 8 Digital Maps of France ($120 Value)

  • Wine Folly Wine Journal ($25 Value)

French Wine Course, Maps, Journal & Certification

Bundle Value $469
$369
  • Learn the 12 major regions of France

  • Create your own French wine list

  • Complete 4 real-world challenges

  • Over 5 hours of video

  • 8 Digital Maps of France ($120 Value)

  • Wine Folly Wine Journal ($25 Value)

  • 12 part formal exam and certification

*Wines are not included

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