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École V

Immerse yourself in the world of wine with our professional wine school.

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A Globally Recognized Wine Certification

Do you feel intimidated when talking about wine? Are you insecure when choosing a bottle of wine at a restaurant from the many pages of wines and wine regions around the world? 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? With knowledge comes enjoyment, and we believe wine knowledge can, and should, be available to everyone. Our mission is to educate wine enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Two Schools

Our schools are rooted in the heart of Burgundy and in the capital of gastronomy. Choose the Professional Wine School that suits you best and dive in to the world of wine in Pommard or in Paris.

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Programs

WSET trains the best wine professionals and amateur enthusiasts around the world.

Will you be next?

Satisfied students, the development of their knowledge and their success in the exam room is what makes wine education a constantly evolving, but hugely enjoyable, way to spend a day!

Vanessa Guébels - Director of Wine Education

Start a Career in the Wine Industry

Whether you are a professional working in wine or an amateur prepared to reinvent yourself or deepen your knowledge, we have a course for you. Leading to a globally recognized certification, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) trains the best wine professionals around the world.

Why École V?

Born at Château de Pommard, École V has its heart set on sharing its taste for good wines. We are selecting the wines with care, to ensure they are produced in line with our values. You will have the pleasure of tasting wines from all over the world, produced by very talented and passionate winemakers.


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 Instructors

Marie Dagneau de Richecour

Marie teaches WSET levels 1 to 3 in Wines, both in English and French at Ecole 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 training.

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.

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 is currently pursuing her Level 4 Diploma. She shares her knowledge with passion both in physical classes and on her blog/instagram.

Nathalie Mairesse

Oenologist, from a winemaking family in Chassagne-Montrachet, Nathalie made wine all over France, England, Australia and New Zealand for ten years. She then became the ambassador of a cooperage company for four years, where she advised winemakers on the chemistry and alliance of wood and wine, in Europe and Latin America. As a WSET Teacher since June 2019, she obtained her WSET Level 3 in Wines in 2005 and Diploma in 2012.

Excellent course; great to have it in the heart of Burgundy. An extraordinary experience.

Cornel - Sweden - June 2020

Florence was a great educator, both professional and approachable. A big thank you for a great day!

Ross - France - Février 2020

I really enjoyed the program. The wines were exceptional and the coach was very knowledgable.

Kilian - France - Juillet 2020
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