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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? 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?

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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Our Two Professional Wine Schools

Our wine schools are rooted in the heart of Burgundy at Château de Pommard and in the capital of gastronomy in the vibrant 9th arrondissement of Paris. We bring a unique approach at École V, focusing on organic and biodynamic wines in our courses. Choose the professional wine school that suits you best and dive in to the world of wine.

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.

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 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.

Why École V?

École V blends the world-class wine programs of the WSET with the knowledge of Château de Pommard in viticulture and winemaking. In order to provide you with the best experience, we select the wines with care and always ensure that the producers share the same values we do. Wines are principally sourced from biodynamic and organic producers across the world, to offer you outstanding tastings and a unique approach to wine education. So you can discover the Climats of Burgundy and our own heritage, we also include Château de Pommard wines in each of our WSET programs.

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

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.

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 and Instagram.

Nathalie Mairesse

An 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.

Nicolas Fouilleroux

Nicolas started his career as a concert organizer and was 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, a concert-tasting concept. Now a WSET Certified Educator, Nicolas is part of the Master of Wine program and loves to share his wine education journey with students.

Frédéric Vigroux

Frédéric is a French sommelier consultant. He has held the WSET Diploma since 2017, and is a Certified Wine Educator for WSET Levels 1 to 3 in Wines, and Spirits Level 1 & 2. As an author, entrepreneur, and professional wine taster, Frédéric shares his passion and knowledge through books, chronicles, consultancy and classes across France and Europe.

At École V, our students' experience matters

We constantly strive to provide the best wine learning experience possible. We are proud to have received a 4.7/5 rating from our students in 2020.

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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