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    WSG Top Scorers Awards

    WSG Top Scorers Awards

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    As every year, Wine Scholar Guild is proud to honor those who set themselves apart by their extraordinary professional accomplishment. We take great pleasure in announcing the list of WSG Top Scorers Awards winners for 2020! 

    Top-scorers for French Wine Scholar™, Italian Wine Scholar™ and Spanish Wine Scholar™ programs will receive prizes from WSG Friends & Partners. Ties were broken with an essay contest.

     Award for 2020 French Wine ScholarTM top-scorer

    Bruno VIANNA

    100 points

    Guangyu LIAN

    100 points

    Jessica VAN DER SCHEE

    100 points

    Mary O'CONNOR

    100 points

    Negeen PEGAHI

    100 points

    Stephen GILGUNN

    100 points


    Congratulations to Negeen Pegahi on winning the Le Nez du Vin Award for 2020 French Wine Scholar top-scorer! Negeen will receive a Le Nez du Vin 24 Aroma – Duo Kit

     Award for 2020 Italian Wine ScholarTM top-scorer

    Pamela ROBERTO

    100 points

    Congratulations to Pamela Roberto on winning the Decanter Premium Award for 2020 Italian Wine Scholar top-scorer! Pamela will receive a an annual subscription to Decanter Premium.

     Award for 2020 Spanish Wine ScholarTM top-scorer


    100 points

    Congratulations to Sunny Jongsaritwang on winning the Coravin Award for 2020 Spanish Wine Scholar top-scorer! Sunny will receive a new Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System.

    WSG Alumni of the Year 2020

    Erika FREY

    Instructor at 
    Commonwealth Wine School
    (Cambridge, MA)

    Erika has passed ALL programs currently offered by the Wine Scholar Guild! This is an impressive accomplishment on its own, but her scholarship merits special mention. She completed every course with highest honors!

    Check out our Alumni page and our next sessions

    Special congratulations to our top scorers for Master-Level programs: 

    • Bordeaux Master-Level: Pamela Roberto - 100 points
    • Bourgogne Master-Level: Matthias Schmusch - 100 points
    • Champagne Master-Level: Mário Márcio Lescano Júnior - 94 points
    • Rhône Master-Level: Kevin Welch - 98 points
    • Alsace Master-Level: Mário Márcio Lescano Júnior - 92 points
    • Loire Master-Level: Catherine Watkins - 98 points


    Learn more about our recent high scorers from around the world and browse their testimonials.

    Last modified on Thursday, 04 February 2021 07:42