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Ian Goh Xin Hua, FWS

Ian Goh Xin Hua, FWS
What I thoroughly enjoyed about the FWS Program was its depth of detail
Ian Goh Xin Hua, FWS, F&B Professional in Singapore
Other certifications: Diploma in Culinary Arts at SHATEC, WSET Level 3, CSW

Congratulations to Ian Goh Xin Hua , FWS for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors with Lim Hwee Peng School of Wine in Singapore!

About Ian Goh Xin Hua:

''Growing up in a family of foodies and winos, it was natural that I developed a zest for F&B at an early age. A carafe of house pour red is not an uncommon sight at family dinners or gatherings. Upon enrollment into the Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre (SHATEC) where I undertook a Diploma in Culinary Arts, my passion for wine was sparked. Through the course of my studies at SHATEC, I was introduced to the fundamentals of wine-making and the multitudinous wine laws and appellations of the major wine-producing regions throughout the globe. It was from this experience that I decided to pursue my interest in wine. Four years (and numerous bottles of wine later), I have finally graduated as a French Wine Scholar.
 
Prior to taking the French Wine Scholar exam, I’ve also passed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 as well as the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) program.
 
The French Wine Scholar Program has widened my perspective about French wines mainly because of its sole focus on the country compared to the programs that I have completed in the past where they covered the various global regions. On first glance, the study of French wines may appear uncomplicated but there is much content to recall ,from the different percentages of wine blends, to the different soils for different lieu-dits etc. Attaining this certification has certainly reinforced my understanding on France as a whole.
 
In the near future, I hope to enroll myself into the Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) course as well as the Certified Sommelier Certification by the Court of Master Sommeliers.
 
What I thoroughly enjoyed about the FWS Program was its depth of detail, and the effort Lisa Airey took to not only explain the many intricacies about the French Wine laws but also the history and gastronomic aspect of France. This was undeniably a breath of fresh air compared to both the programs that I have previously done. With the aid of the FWS text, the well-structured contents and key points allowed smooth revision for my examination. I believe that this rigour has given me an edge with regards to potential courses in the future.
 
I believe that having competent wine and beverage knowledge is paramount for people wishing to peak in the F&B industry. In my most humble opinion, there is a great lack of individuals who have even the most basic beverage proficiency required to serve discerning guests. Despite working at the back of the house, I believe that wine knowledge is still important when it comes to the planning of menus and recipe development. One should not be too entirely dependent on the outlet’s Sommelier and both sides of the restaurant should be able work hand-in-hand when it comes to Research and Development. Armed with the knowledge in French Wines upon completion of this program, I believe that I am ready to assist on command should there be any queries during menu planning.''

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Nancy Reynolds, FWS, IWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Rose-Anne St. Jean, FWS, IWS Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Donald McEachern
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Honors
Erika Frey Alsace Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Raymond O'Mara
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Mike Dutch
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Maggie Meroney
Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Jo-Ann Ross, DWS, FWS, IWS
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Honors
Alsace Master-Level
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Honors
Nick Hendrix, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Sud de France Master-Level
Provence Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level
Alsace Master-Level
French Wine Scholar
Kevin Cleary, FWS Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Lynelle Larson-Greene Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Mark Shipway Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Shaun Tucker, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Hood Hon, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Alsace Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Xu Zhang Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar
Charles Warner Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar
Champagne Master-Level
Italian Wine Scholar
Kirra Barnes Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Linda McPhee, FWS
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Danielle St-Jules French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sharon Mader, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Tina W Isbell, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Michelle Davis, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Rick Blahunka
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Kurt Garbars FWS, IWS
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Justin Pakson Tang, FWS French Wine Scholar with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Kent Benson
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Champagne Master-Level
Martin Maynard, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Yuanfang Chen French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level
Scott Perkins, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Chris Zollo, FWS Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar
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