Congratulations to Peter Merriman, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
My interest in wine started recently (two to three years ago), but I've been amazed and very interested by the various aspects of wine (science, geography, history, law, aesthetics). I suppose I'm aspiring to work in the industry in a position, perhaps at an agency, maybe at a bar, where I can share my enthusiasms while continuing to learn from others.
The FWS was immensely helpful in giving me a good understanding of French wine. The attention to detail and comprehensiveness seemed very well thought out without ever being overwhelming. And the online independent study was ideal for a year-plus of quarantine, where a more academic course without a tasting element was perfect. The online resources provided complemented the texbook well, and the learning objectives and testing standards were always made clear. I'm currently doing the IWS prep course online, and I look forward to taking the full IWS afterwards.