The Texas Wine School Partners with Nos Caves Vin in Houston to Offer the French Wine Scholar Certification

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The Texas Wine School is a new and independent learning center for all things wine. It is the only school in Texas to be offering this prestigious program from the French Wine Society.

The French Wine Scholar study is designed to test for proficiency in the wines and wine regions of France. It is endorsed by the National French Wine Office and U.S. Importers of French Wine.

Classes take place over a 7 week period and include a seminar on the 8 major grape varietals . Each student receives a French Wine Scholar Manual; a 250-page, full-color study manual. The course was developed by the French Wine Society, an organization dedicated to the promotion of French wine through French wine education in North America. It was vetted by the French National Wine Office and is up to date and comprehensive in its coverage of each wine region’s history, climate, geology, soils, viticulture, viniculture and wine law.

James King started the Texas Wine School after moving to Houston in 2010. His experience in wine and wine education includes setting up the Wine & Spirit Education Trust program at the Wine House in LA in 2007, and conducting training seminars throughout North America for the North American West Coast Burgundy Wine Board’s (B.I.V.B.) Tastings in February 2010.

Robert Kacher, of Robert Kacher Selections, has said of the French Wine Certification Program: "Education is sales. I fully embrace this program. It is significant in its depth and breadth. I have been involved in French wines for a long time and am delighted to see such an educational initiative finally materialize. It is long over-due."

"I chose Nos Caves to host my certification classes because its provides a quiet, private location that is focused on enjoying and sharing wine. Their private room is unlike any other meeting room that I visited in Houston and the whole building is about wine,” said James King.

Nos Caves Vin, in the Rice Village area of Houston, is Houstons' premier wine storage facility. Its members can store their wine collections in a highly secure, climate controlled wine area and have access to the private lounge, formal and informal wine tastings and many other member only benefits. "We are proud to work with James on his classes. His knowledge of wine is exceptional and his approach and attitude fits perfectly with ours – wine should be shared and enjoyed with conversation, not just analyzed and discussed in terms of ratings and cost, " said Brent Sloan, Wine Director at Nos Caves Vin.

Information about the certification can be found at Information about the Texas Wine School is at Nos Caves Vin is located at 2501 Wroxton Houston 77005 and at


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