Wine Education at École V

Explore the world of wine with wine education programs blending the expertise of WSET® with the experience of Château de Pommard.

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A Globally Recognized Wine Certification

Do you feel intimidated when talking about wine choosing a bottle of wine at a restaurant? Perhaps you have been fortunate enough to have an expert pair the perfect wine with your meal and wondered how you could do this yourself?

At École V, we believe that with knowledge comes enjoyment and that wine knowledge should be available to everyone. Our mission is to educate wine enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Expert Wine Knowledge

École V blends the world-class wine programs of the WSET with Château de Pommard’s centuries of experience in viticulture and winemaking. Our certified educators are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with all students.

A Privileged Learning Environment

Our class capacity is limited to 14 students to maintain an intimate learning environment, in order to foster engagement with the program as increased one-on-one interaction between educators and students.

A Curated Wine Selection

Wines are sourced from some of the world’s best biodynamic and organic producers, and include Château de Pommard cuvées.

Enter the world of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust trains the best wine professionals and amateur enthusiasts around the world. With 3 levels of wine certifications offered, every wine lover, enthusiast and professional can find a wine course to meet their needs.

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Start a Career in the Wine Industry

Whether you are a wine professional or an amateur ready to revinvent yourself, our programs will meet your needs. With three levels of WSET awards in Wine, our programs are available both in French and in English. The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) is recognized as the global leader in professional wine training. École V will help you launch your career in the wine industry, whether as a wine advisor, consultant or wine shop owner. See all the different careers in wine on the WSET's career page.

Jérôme Aucourt Scholarship

In memory of Jérôme Aucourt, we now provide scholarships for wine enthusiasts. During his 15 years at Château de Pommard, Jérôme introduced wine to thousands of people from all around the world.

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Meet Our Passionate Team of Educators

Nicolas Fouilleroux

Nicolas started his career as a concert organizer and became co-director of an orchestra. Guided by his love for languages and civilizations, he studied wine culture, obtained the WSET Diploma and co-created Divins Accords, where wines are paired with music during a live concert. Now a WSET Certified Educator, Nicolas spends most of his time between our Burgundy-based classroom and vineyards across France. He has a passion for rare indigenous grape varieties, and enjoys sharing his wine education journey with students.

Amandine Sahuquet

Amandine is an experienced wine consultant. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love for wine. Holder of the WSET Diploma, Amandine is fascinated by Burgundy and will bring her expertise in tasting to help you improve quickly and better appreciate wine.

Marie Dagneau de Richecour

Marie teaches WSET Levels 1 to 3 in Wines, both in English and French at École V. Prior to being a WSET instructor, she managed several wine bars in London and Paris. As a WSET Diploma & Certified Educator holder, she now devotes herself to what she loves most: sharing her passion for wine through the organization of tastings and trainings.

Alexia Hupin

Alexia worked in event organization for hotels in Paris and Cannes for 5 years before dedicating herself to her first passion, wine. She passed WSET Level 2 and 3 in Wines in order to gain solid knowledge in 2017 and passed the Level 4 Diploma in 2022. She shares her knowledge with passion both in physical classes and on her blog and Instagram.

Florence Szymanski

As far back as Florence can remember, her family used to organize blind tastings of Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés 2 or 3 times her age! Since then, her palate has diversified: complex and sweet white wines, from the new world, the list goes on... As an experienced trainer and professional coach, she is dedicated to helping students have a pleasant time while structuring their knowledge of wine.

Customer testimonials

It is with great pride that we have reached a satisfaction rating of 4.56/5 from our 498 clients in the year 2023.

It was an amazing experience. The location was stunning and an amazing place to be tasting wines. Our instructor was so knowledgeable and I’m really glad I had the chance to learn from her.

Warren - Canada - September 2021

Florence was a great educator, both professional and approachable. A big thank you to École V for a great day! Looking forward to my WSET level 2.

Ross - France - February 2020

Awesome overall experience!

Florent - France - September 2021

Everything was brilliant, many thanks to Alexia and École V for this WSET course!

Maria - France - February 2021

Everything was perfect!

Manon - France - February 2020

The teacher is a true expert. I attended the WSET level 2 intensive session. The explanations were clear and fluid which made the understanding of information much easier. I recommend it!

Gaspard - France - June 2021

Quality wines which allow the discovery of aromas and flavours in wines from all around the world

Anthony - France - May 2021