Hidden Menu

  • Southwest France Wine Tour (Oct 2016)
  • Rioja Wine Tour (tba)
  • Jura Wine Tour (Oct. 2017)
  • Tuscany Wine Tour (May 2019)
  • Burgundy Wine Tour (June 2019 - FULL)
  • Champagne Wine Tour (June 2019 - FULL)
  • Home
  • Reservation Form
  • Reservation Form Special
  • My Membership
  • Webinar-Evaluation
  • Notify me when Flash Player bug is fixed
  • Our Recent Top Exam Scorers
  • Private Trips Reservation Form
  • Guest membership
  • Top Exam Scorer
  • 3-Month Guest Membership
  • Latest newsletter
  • Latest News Archive
  • Newsletter Signup
  • Application Submission Form
  • Free 6 Month Membership
  • Thank you for your submission
  • Acymailing Modify Subscription
  • Update Newsletter Profile
  • Preferences saved
  • Italian Wine Scholar - Unit 1 - Study Manual
  • IWS test page
  • Membership for Wine Educators
  • Loire Valley Pronuncitation Module
  • Self-Enrollment in FWS v5.2
  • FWS V6 Upgrade
  • chronoform users-edit
  • Private trips
  • Cru Artisan College 2017
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Private trips
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE (from previous versions)
  • wine study and tasting groups faq
  • LOCAL STUDY AND TASTING GROUPS USER AGREEMENT
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Italian Wine Scholar™
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 2 online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Rhône Wine Tour (June 2018)
  • Champagne Master-Level - Excerpt 1
  • Champagne Master-Level - Excerpts 2
  • Louis Roederer Scholarship for the Champagne Master-Level Program
  • Laurent Perrier Scholarship for Guild of Sommeliers Members
  • Champagne ML Preview
  • Reservation form for Bourgogne intensive
  • Tuscany (May 2019)
  • Thanks for your submission
  • Search FAQs
  • Wine Tasting
  • Membership Demo
  • Certified Sherry Wine Specialist VIP pre-launch
  • Buy Tasting Lab Credits
  • Replacement Pins
  • Winetasting - Home2
  • Reservation form for Bourgogne intensive Fall 2022
  • School Management
  • Register Menu

    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Samantha Fundenburg, FWS

    Samantha Fundenburg, FWS
    The FWS program was everything I was looking for and then some. I’m hoping to sign up for an immersion trip once travel resumes!
    Samantha Fundenburg, FWS, Wine & Spirit Professional, Total Wine

    Congratulations to Samantha Fundenburg, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!

    About Samantha:

    I worked in the NYC restaurant industry for over a decade but made the switch to retail last year during the pandemic shutdown. Working in a different side of the industry has been fun and really given me a lot of opportunities to expand my wine knowledge and of course practice tasting :)

    I started studying wine seriously two years ago when I enrolled with CMS. However, once Covid-19 hit, all testing was suspended leaving me craving wine education even more. Then I found the Wine Scholar Guild and could not sign up fast enough!! The FWS program was everything I was looking for and then some. I’m hoping to sign up for an immersion trip once travel resumes! I’ve also decided to sign up for the Society of Wine Educators certification program to continue my education and eventually be able to teach and mentor others on their wine journeys.

    The FWS program has given me enormous confidence in my knowledge of wine and my ability to better serve guests. I can’t wait to continue my education and eventually reach my ultimate goal of becoming a wine educator.

    Sign up to receive our latest updates