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    Student Testimonials

    Testimonials from past Champagne Master-Level graduates

    We thank the following students for their endorsements and testimonials:

    Champagne Students Testimonials

    • The Champagne ML program will also be useful when I pursue my Master of Wine credential at some point.
      Albert Sheen, Champagne ML
      Wine Enthusiast
      WSET Level 1, 2, 3
    • I am glad that I made the decision to take the Champagne ML exam, which is a step forward in achieving my dream in being a champagne specialist one day!
      Lim Yee Chuin
      Wine Enthusiast
      WSET Level 3
    • I am incredibly confident that my Master Level Champagne certification will assist me in my future studies both professionally and personally.
      Christine Campbell
      Wine enthusiast, wine writer and instructor
      WSETLevel 3, FWS
    • The webinar presentations were fabulous, very insightful, from experts in the region
      Kathryn Latour
      Wine Marketing professional
      Certified Sommelier (CMS), Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild
    • Having visited the areas that I have studied or am studying does allow for a better context of the areas. The historical references are also very useful in putting everything in perspective.
      Andrew Belcher
      Wine Enthusiast
    • with my greater understanding of the region as a whole and how each house is quite different from the others, this will be an asset when buying new champagnes for our stores.
      Sebastien Lafortune
    • When I came across the WSG Champagne Master Level course, I found what I’d been looking for! This program has taught me more than I could think of beforehand: it truly covers every aspect having to do with champagne.
      Clara de Nijs
      Wine importer in Netherlands.
      WSET Level 3
    • I very much approve the depth of material the Champagne Master Level course went into. Every class offered by the Wine Scholar Guild will be a necessity when I start actively pursuing tougher accreditations down the road.
      Mark Osburn
      Sommelier
      Cerified sommelier (CMS)
    • The detailed insight – especially from experienced professionals who know this region as extensively as Essi Avellan, Peter Liem and Steve Charters – have helped a lot to see a different perspective and to form my own opinion on a wide range of subjects.
      Stefanie Köhler
      Wine Educator
      WSET Level 3
    • I found the Champagne ML program was perfect for the person looking for a more in-depth look at a region. The content is concise and the choice of presenters really makes the difference.
      Andrew MacLeod
      Wine professional in retail
      WSET Level 3, International sommelier guild ISG
    • The Champagne ML course, specifically, revealed the complexity of both the region and sparkling production, which I can’t wait to share with students – the bubbles taste even better when you understand what went into that glass!
      Tina Isbell
      Wine professional organizing wine tours through my company, Vino Hound
      FWS, WSET level 3, Rhone ML, Bordeaux ML
    • I always enjoyed champagne before this course, but the greater in-depth understanding I’ve gained has given me a new appreciation for both what is in the bottle and the region is comes from.
      Lynn Larson-Greene
      Wine Enthusiast
      FWS, WSET Level 3, Certified Specialist of Wine CSW, Introductory Sommelier Certificate (CMS)
    • The Champagne ML program was outstanding! The professionals that you have teaching are the leaders in their fields.
      Courtney Olson
      Sommelier in a restaurant in San Francisco
      WSET Diploma, Certified Sommelier (CMS)
    • The Champagne ML program has provided me with a lot of fact and detail that I will be able to pass on in tasting and training seminars that I conduct
      Andrew Paulsen
      Sommelier Coordinator at Coop Wine Spirits Beer at the Crowfoot Tasting Centre location in Calgary
      WSET Level 3, International Sommelier Guild ISG
    • Everyone in our company took this course, and even though some of us have decades of experience in the Champagne business, everyone still learned tremendous amount.
      Michelle Defeo
      President at Laurent-Perrier US
      WSET Level 2
    • The WSG programs are a great complement to the WSET Diploma units
      Mike Dutch, FWS
      Wine Enthusiast
      WSET Level 3, FWS, Bordeaux ML, Sud de France ML, Certified sommelier (CMS), Certified Specialist of Wine CSW
    • The Wine Scholar Guild provides more in depth information with relevant industry information from top leaders in the regions being covered and the curriculum expands on the basic information that has been provided through other levels of education that I have taken.
      Karen Crippen
      Sommelier for Coop Wine Spirits Beer
      WSET Level 3, International Sommelier Guild ISG
    • Thank you so much for creating exciting presentations and continued learning via webinars with stellar wine professionals.
      Chrissa Chase, FWS
      Wine Director/Consultant/Educator for Traveling Somm.
      FWS, WSET Level 3

    Disclaimer: WSG offers wine study courses that are targeted to both beginners and those more experienced in the wine industry. While WSG has received many accolades, awards, and testimonials, WSG is not an accredited institution or school. WSG does not guarantee or warrant that any employer or school will recognize WSG wine study courses. While WSG knows that it is a well-recognized institution within the multi-national wine community, it cannot guarantee anyone success in their profession or vocation.

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