Hidden Menu

  • Tuscany Wine Tour (May 2019)
  • Burgundy Wine Tour (June 2019 - FULL)
  • Champagne Wine Tour (June 2019 - FULL)
  • Southwest France Wine Tour (Oct 2016)
  • Rioja Wine Tour (tba)
  • Jura Wine Tour (Oct. 2017)
  • Home
  • French Wine Scholar Guild
  • Italian Wine Scholar Guild
  • Spanish Wine Scholar Guild
  • Trip Evaluation
  • Reservation Form
  • Reservation Form Special
  • My Membership
  • Webinar-Evaluation
  • Private Trips Reservation Form
  • Notify me when Flash Player bug is fixed
  • Our Recent Top Exam Scorers
  • Guest membership
  • Top Exam Scorer
  • 3-Month Guest Membership
  • Latest newsletter
  • Latest News Archive
  • Newsletter Signup
  • Program Providers
  • Application Submission Form
  • Free 6 Month Membership
  • Thank you for your submission
  • Acymailing Modify Subscription
  • Update Newsletter Profile
  • Preferences saved
  • Italian Wine Scholar - Unit 1 - Study Manual
  • IWS test page
  • Study Trips for Sommeliers
  • Master-Level Online Programs for Wine Educators
  • Membership for Wine Educators
  • Master-Level Programs for Wine Enthusiasts
  • Membership for Wine Enthusiasts
  • Loire Valley Pronuncitation Module
  • WSG Membership for Sommeliers
  • Master-Level Online Programs for Sommeliers
  • Wine Study Trips for Sommeliers
  • Wine Study Tours for Wine Educators
  • Self-Enrollment in FWS v5.2
  • Study Tours for Wine Enthusiasts
  • FWS V6 Upgrade
  • chronoform users-edit
  • Private trips
  • Cru Artisan College 2017
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Membership for wine professionals and enthusiasts
  • Private trips
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE (from previous versions)
  • Community Dashboard
  • wine study and tasting groups faq
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Italian Wine Scholar™
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 2 online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Rhône Wine Tour (June 2018)
  • Champagne Master-Level - Excerpt 1
  • Champagne Master-Level - Excerpts 2
  • Louis Roederer Scholarship for the Champagne Master-Level Program
  • Laurent Perrier Scholarship for Guild of Sommeliers Members
  • Champagne ML Preview
  • Reservation form for Bourgogne intensive
  • Tuscany (May 2019)
  • Thanks for your submission
  • Search FAQs
  • Wine Tasting
  • Membership Demo
  • Certified Sherry Wine Specialist VIP pre-launch
  • Register Menu

    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Marie-Claude Harrisson, FWS

    Marie-Claude Harrisson, FWS
    FWS gave me confidence for my WSET diploma journey.
    Marie-Claude Harrisson, FWS, Wine Enthusiast
    Other certifications: WSET Level 2, WSET Level 3

    Congratulations to Marie-Claude Harrisson, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!

    About Marie-Claude:

    My passion for wine started in 2011, during an introductory course offered by my husband, prior to our first trip to California Wine Country. At the time, I was busy with my medical training, so it stayed still. Nevertheless, my husband and I were enjoying wine tasting and wine-oriented travel. I graduated in 2015 and I took a few years to settle in my hometown and to start my professional life. At that moment, I was pursuing another passion of mine: running and triathlon. It eventually resulted in injury and disappointment.  That made me realize I missed studying and I was ready to go further in my wine education. The next step to fill in that goal was to enroll in a wine certification program. Since I live in a small town in Eastern Canada, the online learning program of Wine Scholar Guild met my needs.  I am used to the scientific rigor of university classes and I was very satisfied with the quality of the study material. Along with the FWS certification, I also completed WSET Level 2 and Level 3 with Napa Valley Wine Academy in the last year. With this in-depth learning about French wine regions, FWS gave me confidence for my WSET diploma journey.

    Pursuing my wine education goals helps me keep balance in my life, between work, family, friends, and the right amount of running. I am very grateful to my husband Francis and father-in-law Yvon for their support in my studies. I would finally like to dedicate this accomplishment to my best study partner, my beloved sphynx cat Zinfandel, who passed away earlier this year.  

    WSG thanks the following organizations for their support:


    Sign up to receive our latest updates