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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Oksana Wengryniuk, FWS

    Oksana Wengryniuk, FWS
    I feel the FWS course helped immensely with my confidence in speaking about French Wine.
    Oksana Wengryniuk, FWS, Sommelier, Nightingale Restaurant, Vancouver
    Other certifications: WSET Level 2, WSET Level 3

    Congratulations to Oksana Wengryniuk, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!

    About Oksana:

    I work at Nightingale restaurant as a Sommelier. The restaurant has a diverse family style menu with an adventurous wine list to pair. I started working as a server, but became more and more interested with wine, and I was lucky to have many wine team members mentor me. I decided to take my WSET level 2 to start building a foundation of wine knowledge. After I took my WSET level 3 I joined the wine team as a Junior Sommelier and took my French wine Scholar. I’m hoping to take the Italian Wine Scholar course next!

    I feel the FWS course helped immensely with my confidence in speaking about French Wine. I have a better understanding of the geography and wine styles of France. The course really gave me a good context when referring to French wines on our wine list. I definitely was able to dive into French wine in far more detail than I have with other programs.  

    I think the FWS is a great thing to have under your belt as a Sommelier. I hope to take my CMS certified exam in the future and I know that FWS has given me a great foundation to do that. I look forward to furthering my knowledge in French wine and working with it everyday with the new understanding I’ve gained. 

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