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Jonathan Gibson, FWS

Jonathan Gibson, FWS

Meet Jonathan Gibson, FWS, new FWS program provider and FWS authorized instructor in the UK, who just passed the French Wine Scholar exam with the highest honors. Congratulations!

Jonathan is the Owner and Head Tutor of the Sussex Wine School.

About Jonathan:

''I have worked in the wine and spirits industry for 30 years. It has been an interesting journey from early days in the marketing department at Diageo running Smirnoff and Croft Port through to international brand and design projects for Jameson, Chivas Regal and Louis Roederer to buying and importing for Wine Discoveries. My enthusiasm and fascination for wine has increased the more I have travelled to different wine regions and with every new person I meet from the world of wine.

Over the past 10 years I have run many wine tastings for private and corporate clients and charity events ranging from a small groups to 160 people. I have also worked as a judge at several wine events, run wine workshops at the Tesco Wine Fair and has recently worked as a brand ambassador for both Moet et Chandon champagne and Ruinart champagne.

I set up Sussex Wine School in early 2012. The wine school is part of the Local Wine School network, the founder of which recently won the 2015 WSET Wine Educator of the year award.

I believe that wine education should be for everyone no matter how much or how little experience you have. My style is relaxed, approachable and entertaining. Expect the odd prop from the vineyards and plenty of winemaker anecdotes.

I hold the WSET Diploma and have been an approved WSET Wine Educator qualified to teach up to WSET Level 3 since 2013. We run regular WSET Level 1, 2 and 3 courses in Brighton and Tunbridge Wells and even in house for clients.

The FWS program will appeal to my Level 2 and Level 3 students who are looking for something more in depth in terms of France. The course will be a good stepping stone for them if they are considering enrolling for the WSET Diploma.

On a personal level the FWS program has already reinforced my knowledge and appreciation of French wine and I look forward to sharing this passion with my students.''

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Alumni

Find below the list of individuals who have successfully passed one or more exams offered by the Wine Scholar Guild. You may search by name and filter by program.

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Nancy Reynolds, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Donald McEachern
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Rose-Anne St. Jean, FWS Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Erika Frey Alsace Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Raymond O'Mara
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Maggie Meroney
Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Nick Hendrix, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Sud de France Master-Level
Provence Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level
Alsace Master-Level
French Wine Scholar
Lynelle Larson-Greene Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Mike Dutch
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Mark Shipway Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Shaun Tucker, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Hood Hon, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Alsace Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Xu Zhang Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar
Jo-Ann Ross, DWS, FWS
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Honors
Alsace Master-Level
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Kevin Cleary, FWS Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Kirra Barnes Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Linda McPhee, FWS
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Sharon Mader, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Tina W Isbell, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Michelle Davis, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Rick Blahunka
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Martin Maynard, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Scott Perkins, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Christine Spoor, FWS Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
David MacDougall, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar
Charles Warner, FWS, CWE, CSS, CS Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar
Champagne Master-Level
Mladen Stoev
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level
Champagne Master-Level
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
Kyle Whitney, FWS Rhône Master-Level
Bordeaux Master-Level
Provence Master-Level
French Wine Scholar
Laura Conway
Rhône Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level
French Wine Scholar
Champagne Master-Level
Kimi Kiviranna, FWS Provence Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level
French Wine Scholar
Champagne Master-Level
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