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    Gregory Pont, FWS

    Gregory Pont, FWS
    The very rich and detailed FWS program was what I needed to deepen my knowledge of French wines, terroirs and AOCs and lay the foundations for discovering new wines.
    Gregory Pont, FWS, Wine Enthusiast

    Congratulations to Gregory Pont, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors with WiSP, Bordeaux.

    About Gregory

    I’m a wine enthusiast ! I started to get really interested in wine when I moved to Bordeaux 5 years ago to run my guest house, starting to discover the Bordeaux vineyard through all the wine-related activities available in the region. Now I love to learn more about all aspects of wine.  Vinification, terroirs, tasting… This is an area of such complexity and diversity that we never tire of it! More in-depth knowledge helps me to better understand my tastes and to orient myself more easily through the styles of wines that I like and to vary the pleasures by setting out to discover unknown terroirs or styles. It also adds a little game to the tasting by trying to detect the wine-making process, the impacts of the terroir… And finally it’s a great way to share with people!

    I took my WSET Level 3 with merit a year ago which allowed me to better understand the winemaking process and the criteria that influence the quality of wine and also to have a quick overview of the wine regions of the world. The very rich and detailed FWS program was what I needed to deepen my knowledge of French wines, terroirs and AOCs and lay the foundations for discovering new wines. I'm glad I did these 2 trainings in this order.

    During my FWS program, I discovered wine regions and styles of wines that I was not used to taste. It was a great opportunity to discover their specificities, to broaden my horizons and to cultivate a taste for novelty and discovery! As a native French speaker, taking my FWS course in English allowed me to learn wine-related vocabulary and to be able to share my passion with my
    guests who come mainly from abroad.

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