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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Paul Van Calster, FWS

    Paul Van Calster, FWS
    I have been a wine-enthusiast since the beginning of the 1980’s.
    Paul Van Calster, FWS, Owner, Wijnpassie Dentelles de Montmirail vof
    Other certifications: WSET Level 3

    Congratulations to Paul Van Calster, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!

    About Paul:

    Born 31/12/1954.
    My professional career  : 43 years in KBC (retail bank), from junior clerk till office-director with 12 employees.  Then started my own small wine-company with direct import from the ‘vigneron indépendant’ and the focus on my favorite region Le Pays des Dentelles de Montmirail.

    I have been a wine-enthusiast since the beginning of the 1980’s. Starting with supermarket-wines and then always going up in quality… always attracted to know more  … always searching for reasons of taste, aroma’s, mouthfeel, …  trying to understand the wine.

    Wine education path:
    First course was Amiticia Leuven ( 1989 - teacher Harry De Schepper).
    COOVI-CERIA Anderlecht (1990/91 – teachers Harry De Schepper and Jef Bessemans), a course of 2 evenings during a  whole schoolyear. France one evening – the other evening was for  winemaking processes + Italy and Spain.
    Then 15 years of tasting…tasting ... tasting and focusing on France. Visiting almost all de French wine-regions.  Some small courses : Licatata Academy (Italy) and Australian Wines.
    PIVA Antwerp (2014-2016) wine-course 5 semesters AND finishing my career office-director KBC.
    Wine Spirit Education Trust Level 3  ( 2018 - Winewise Antwerp) passed With Distinction.
    French Wine Scholar (2019 – Winewise Antwerp) with Highest Honors.
    ...coming up …. FWS Master of Rhône.

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