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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Chuck Yager, FWS

    Chuck Yager, FWS
    It is programs such as FWS that continue to spur me on to learn and share more about wine.
    Chuck Yager, FWS, Wine Enthusiast in San Diego
    Other certifications: CSW, WSET Level 3, CMS Level 1

    Congrats to Chuck Yager, FWS for having successfully passed the French Wine Scholar with the highest honors with our program provider Wine Smarties in San Diego, CA!

    About Chuck:

    ''I am an Executive Producer in the video game industry by day, a writer and board game designer by night, and an avid wine enthusiast at all hours, with a passion for learning (and tasting) wines of all types. I currently offer private wine tasting seminars and host monthly wine tasting groups, both with an eye to continuing to share what I have already learned and continue my education further.

    I started my journey into wine studies 5 years ago and since then have earned CSW, WSET Level 3 with honors, and Level 1 Sommelier from the Court of Masters with the highest score in the class. I eagerly look forward to earning my wine scholars in Spain and Italy next year, as well as taking the CWE exam. I really enjoyed the FWS program, with its detailed yet approachable information, its wonderful geographic maps, and the video lectures to help round out the studies in the book.

    It is programs such as FWS that continue to spur me on to learn and share more about wine. Although it’s not a career for me, it is really great to know that programs like this exist for enthusiasts like me who want to deepen their knowledge and hone their palate.''

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