Congratulations to Vivian Rocillo, FWS, for achieving highest honors in the French Wine Scholar exam with IWEG.
Although I work in Finance full-time, my real passion is wine! My journey began with a date night wine class – I fell in love immediately and knew I wanted to learn more. As I began to pursue formal wine education, I created my Instagram account @vinfatuation to document my experiences. The account gained attention in the industry, and I started working with several wine brands and agencies on their social media campaigns.
I have been studying wine for over 4 years. I first obtained my Wine Specialist Certificate at George Brown College in Toronto, which was a 2-year continuing education program. I then went straight into WSET Level 3. I have now completed my French Wine Scholar with a 100% grade, and Italian Wine Scholar with 99%.
The FWS program was the most detailed course I had taken to date! It really brought my wine knowledge to a whole new level and helped to solidify my love and appreciation for French wine. I am currently enrolled in Spanish Wine Scholar for this coming fall, and confident I will do well because of my previous experience with WSG courses.
I have always been passionate about French wines, but after taking the FWS program, I have so much more confidence in my understanding of the various regions. I am excited to share this knowledge with my audience! I love traveling to different wine regions, and this program has equipped me with a solid foundation and inspiration for my upcoming trips to France.