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Jesse Filipi, FWS

Jesse Filipi, FWS

Congratulations to Jesse Filipi, FWS for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with the highest honors with our program provider Texas Wine School.

About Jesse:

''I have long been a wine enthusiast,  but without any formal training. With our travels all over France the past three years, my wife and I discovered our inner-Francophile and we focused on learning French wine. Being able to experience the Alsace, Burgundy, Loire, Provence, Languedoc and other wine regions first-hand prompted me to want to learn more than reading on my own. This year I set a goal to advance my wine knowledge and enrolled in the French Wine Scholar program because it seemed like a logical starting point to enter the wine industry.

This is the first wine certification program I have taken so I had no idea what to expect. The Texas Wine School in Houston, TX did a great job of balancing the theory in the coursepack and teaching the mechanics of tasting the wine. When I enrolled, I didn’t realize we’d be tasting wines every week using the professional tasting frameworks and weaving them into the course material. I had such an incredible experience and looked forward to every week.

I plan to enroll in future wine certification programs and am currently deciding in which order to do them because I want to take them all! There are benefits to broadening out and take a WSET level class, but because France is my passion a master-level Wine Scholar Guild program is on the list too.

I think the French Wine Scholar program provides a great anchor point on which to build the future of my wine studies because France is the epicenter of the wine world. To have this core knowledge means it should be easier to compare and contrast other countries moving forward.

My wife and I have a long-term goal to start a business centered around our love for French culture. Because wine is such an integral part to the French culture and the FWS program teaches about the history and personality of each wine region, I believe the FWS and master programs are going to provide a deep level of knowledge and be key differentiators for us going forward. ''

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Alumni

Find below the list of individuals who have successfully passed one or more exams offered by the Wine Scholar Guild. You may search by name and filter by program.

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Name Passed Exams
Mladen Stoev
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level
Champagne Master-Level
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
Tack Wai CHEONG Sud de France Master-Level
Provence Master-Level
Bordeaux Master-Level
Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Kyle Whitney, FWS Rhône Master-Level
Bordeaux Master-Level
Provence Master-Level
French Wine Scholar
Laura Conway
Rhône Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level
French Wine Scholar
Champagne Master-Level
Kimi Kiviranna, FWS Provence Master-Level
Bourgogne Master-Level
French Wine Scholar
Champagne Master-Level
Julie Dalton, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Felix Choi Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Christopher Ruhland, FWS Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Ceri Barlow French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Andrew Belcher
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Matthew Landry, FWS, IWS French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Diego Rech, FWS French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Ellen Kirsh Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Tom Landers, FWS Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
David L. Albright Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sharad Desai, FWS French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Jackie Ang, FWS French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Marianne Welch
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Tim Parkhouse French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Yuanfang Chen French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Elizabeth Schroth Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Chris Zollo, FWS Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Monica Marin, DWS/FWS
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Chad Watkins, CSW, FWS Alsace Master-Level
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
Melanie King, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Frank Rossi, FWS Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Brendan Feeney French Wine Scholar
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Adrian Heft
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Clifford Alligood Rhône Master-Level
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Greg Gates Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
Alsace Master-Level
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
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