"I am a Sommelier with the Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay, responsible for providing exceptional wine service for guests and to introduce guests to new wines. The French Wine Scholar program was an excellent step in my educational path and has helped me communicate confidently with guests the stories and qualities of French wines. It took what I learned of French wine in the Society of Wine Educator's Specialist of Wine program and expanded it to a higher level. The study guide is an authoritative reference on French wine, full of detailed information and communicative visuals. While at work, I use the guide on a weekly basis to show my guests a map of Bordeaux, a botrytised grape cluster, or the galets of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Having these visuals on hand is an invaluable educational and sales tool."