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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Karin Rockstad, FWS

    Karin Rockstad, FWS
    I am impressed with how much the WSG discusses soil and geography in its courses. Why certain grapes are grown where made much more sense after learning that.
    Karin Rockstad, FWS, Wine Enthusiast & Instructor
    Other certifications: Spanish Wine Scholar, WSET Level 3

    Congratulations to Karin Rockstad, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors with Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy. 

    About Karin:

    I am a Spanish to English translator and editor specializing in wine. My passion for wine started out as stolen sips of my parents’ Riunite Lambrusco when I was a teenager, and then turned into a full-blown love affair when I was a student in Spain and France in the 80s and 90s. I’ve studied six languages and travel extensively, with wine always in mind. Wine words are the first ones I learn in the new language, and wine-growing areas are the first places I go!

    I am also a Spanish Wine Scholar (with highest honors) and hold WSET Level 3. I did SWS first, so knowing the course structure helped a lot with FWS. I am impressed with how much the WSG discusses soil and geography in its courses. Why certain grapes are grown where made much more sense after learning that.

    I am planning to take the IWS course this year. I also want to take WSG’s master classes. They look really interesting and fun. All of this will help solidify things when I go on to do the WSET Diploma sometime in the future.

    Because I’ve passed both SWS and FWS with highest honors, Vine Lab has asked me to join them as an instructor. I couldn’t be more thrilled! The founders, Nikki and Lisa, are excellent teachers and I owe them nearly everything in how well my studies have progressed.

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