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Valentina Pestova, FWS

Valentina Pestova, FWS
WSET Diploma Level 4 consider a profound studying of wine producing regions, and the FWS program will really help me while studying the wines of France.
Valentina Pestova, FWS, Wine Enthusiast in Bordeaux, France
Other certifications: WSET Level 3

Congratulations to Valentina Pestova, FWS for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors with Bordeaux Wine Campus in France!

About Valentina Pestova:

''I became a wine enthusiast after moving to Bordeaux 5 years ago to study the Informatics. Sure, I have started to discover the region of Bordeaux, and wine industry became my great passion. I devote much of my time to my hobby to improve my knowledge in wine and my tasting skills. Thanks to the unique wine museum of Bordeaux – “La Cité du Vin” – its events, dedicated to the different wine regions and commented tastings with professors from ISVV (Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences of Bordeaux), I can meet a lot of people with the same passion for wine, and get a lot of information. I am very motivated in my personal studies in wine, and I hope to become a wine professional soon.

I have successfully passed the programs of WSET Level 2 and WSET Level 3 (“Pass with Merit”) last year. I plan to enroll the WSET Level 4 program (WSET Diploma), probably, next year.  The FWS program has really extended my knowledge in French wines. I have learned a lot of historical facts about French wine producing regions, which helped me to understand their wine traditions. The FWS program also gave me more details on particularities of each French wine region, which were more generally described in the broad program of WSET Level 3.

The program of WSET Diploma Level 4 consider a profound studying of wine producing regions, and the FWS program will really help me while studying the wines of France.

I aspire to continue my studies of wine and to become a sommelier and a wine expert.  Sure, the FWS program will be a great advantage to learn and understand new information on the French wines in other wine studying programs (thanks to the detailed chapters on French wine regions history, climate and terroir particularities: it is a good basis to understand the wine of a region itself). I have also appreciated the chapters on regional wine and food pairings. They are very interesting and, certainly, useful for a future sommelier.''

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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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