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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
Benjamin Broidy Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Chi Cheung Lo, FWS, IWS French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Jimmy Smith French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Liz Palmer, FWS, IWS French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Tanya DeCell French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Diccon Westworth French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Jamie Tiy Bowton, FWS Bordeaux Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Jacob Meunier French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Kate Hall French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Kari Dawson
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Alsace Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sujin Park French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
Karin Kallio French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Jeffrey Theriault French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Katlyn French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Blake E. Cherrington, CWE Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Luiz Carlos Cattacini Gelli French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Gonzalo Adolfo Rios
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
John Lis, FWS, IWS French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
David Wong, FWS French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Rosalie Fanale Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Bruce Smoller
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Bourgogne Master-Level with Highest Honors
Devin Schowe French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Jessica Bell Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Mary Mulvihill
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
Michele Snock, FWS Rhône Master-Level with Highest Honors
Sud de France Master-Level with Honors
James King, FWS Sud de France Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Rebecca Thompson Rhône Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Matt Korol, FWS Bourgogne Master-Level with Honors
French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors
Hilarie Larson
Provence Master-Level with Highest Honors
French Wine Scholar with Honors
Marc Hazur French Wine Scholar with Honors
Champagne Master-Level with Highest Honors
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