Victor Oliveira, FWS
Congratulations to Victor Oliveira, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
I’m Victor, Brazilian born and raised with an immeasurable passion for wine and hospitality. My career started during high school when I got my first restaurant job. That led me to get a university degree in hospitality management where my passion for wine began. Fast forward a few years, I moved to Toronto in pursuit of a restaurant management diploma. Now, I have left the restaurant industry and into the wine industry in Niagara, ON, where my roots grew stronger.
To date, I have successfully completed the WSET 3 program, the wine business management program at Brock University and recently became a certified sommelier. The FWS program was absolutely key to the success on these programs. If I haven’t taken FWS, the Certified Sommelier would have been incredibly more challenging than it already is. Now, I am excited to embark into the IWS and SWS to fill my back pockets with even more in-depth knowledge. My next goals are Certified Wine Educator and eventually WSET Diploma.
As an educator, it is imperative that I have the accurate knowledge and history of classic wine growing countries. In the tasting room, I am always teaching and comparing our small wine region with more classic examples. The FWS allows me to take my guests through a journey into the hills of Burgundy and the rivers or the Loire without leaving their seat.