Congratulations to Zhiyong Zhou, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors with the Sydney Wine Academy!
I am a wine enthusiast. I believe that the wine is an integral part of my life. I have a strong interest in understanding, trying, and exploring different wine, which gives me opportunity to experience the nature, history, culture, people and life as a whole.
I got my WSET Level 3 certificate in 2017 from Sydney Wine Academy. I think that the FWS provided me with in-depth knowledge of French wine, detailed wine regions, wine industry, history, and characters. I also passed Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2 in 2017, and plan to enroll the Italian Wine Scholar Unit 1. I think the FWS program is very helpful to provide systematically learning experience for those key wine countries such as France, Italy, and Spain. I plan to study those programs step by step.
After working as senior executive in multi-national corporation for 25 years, I decided to take early retirement 2 years ago to pursue my own interests, wine is on the top of my interest list. With FWS program, I plan to make use of my knowledge to be a wine educator to share with other people, particularly to bring the knowledge to China market, which is becoming the world's largest wine market in the near future. I would be interested in becoming a certified FWS wine educator to further pursue my wine passion.