The Wine & Law Program – A Jean Monnet Chair, is the first Program in France to offer a two-year Master’s Degree dedicated to the Law of Wine & Spirits. Going beyond the traditional distinction between public and private law, the 1st Year of the Program offers a wide range of courses, allowing our students to get fully prepared for the 2nd Year, focusing  on specific questions. Moreover, the students have the opportunity through their first internship experience as well as by participating to various activities of the Wine & Law Program to discover and appreciate the richness of the specific field of studies. 

Unique training

The University of Reims and its Wine & Law Program – Jean Monnet Chair offer unique training. With a Master 1 “Law” followed by a unique Course in Master 2 “Wine and Spirits Law”, students have the opportunity to follow a coherent training at Master level with the objective of preparing and validating a Master 2 at both technical and promising in terms of outlets.


The objectives are to train students in legal professions and prepare them to integrate the world of businesses and organizations in the wine, spirits and more generally the food industry. To do this, training sets as a priority objective to familiarize students with branches of law beyond the divide public law – private law. The training aims to provide a variety of lessons, woven around the broad and technical needs of the world of wine and spirits, and even the food industry. At the same time, however, this teaching of the technique of law is supplemented by lessons in general culture as well as by courses allowing students to open up to legal systems and foreign countries, in order to have a broad vision of the major economic, political, cultural and even societal questions linked to the production and consumption of wines, spirits and more generally food. The professions envisaged are very diverse and concern both the private sector (eg lawyer specializing in wine law or in spirits law, corporate lawyer in the wine sector and alcoholic beverages, …) as in the public sector (eg lawyer public organizations linked to the wine sector and alcoholic beverages, teacher-researcher in wine law, in liquor law or in food law…).

Organization (see final model)

The mention of Master Law is organized around a single course in M1 (whose courses are widely shared with the other M1 of the Masters mentions offered by the Faculty of Law and Political Science).

In the first year, students are offered a common course base. They must thus follow a compulsory subject accompanied by tutorials (food law) and are then offered a choice between subjects with tutorials and subjects without tutorials. The choice of these subjects is made according to the course project envisaged in Master 2.

To participate in the general objective of this first year of the Masters, students can have recourse to free units, which give the training an important multidisciplinarity.

During this first year, students continue to strengthen their theoretical knowledge and have the opportunity to confront the practice, through an internship, which will give rise to an internship report evaluated at the end of the year by their Masters 1 teachers.

In the second year, students deepen their knowledge by specializing in the various aspects of the law of the vine, wine and spirits. Emphasis is placed on practical questions, the resolution of complex problems going beyond the divisions of public law-private law, internal law-international law while fundamental matters such as commercial law, European law or intellectual property law are taught through the prism of the specificities of the vine and wine sector.