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    WSG Top Scorers Awards

    WSG Top Scorers Awards

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    Wine Scholar Guild is excited to announce the list of top exam scorers for 2019!

    For the first time, top-scorers for French Wine Scholar™, Italian Wine Scholar™ and Spanish Wine Scholar™ programs were also eligible to receive a gift from WSG Friends & Partners. Ties were broken with an essay contest.

     Award for 2019 French Wine ScholarTM top-scorer

    Adrian HOWICK

    100 points


    100 points

    Cong HUANG

    100 points

    Flora LEUNG

    100 points

    Juan LO BELLO

    100 points

    Congratulations to Bruno Ferrari-Diaz on winning the first Decanter Premium Award for 2019 French Wine Scholar top-scorer!
    Decanter will be gifting Bruno with an annual subscription to Decanter Premium as well as two tickets to a 2020 Fine Wine Encounters of his choice.

     Award for 2019 Italian Wine ScholarTM top-scorer


    99.5 points


    99.5 points

    Winnie LAM

    99.5 points

    Congratulations to Luis Antonia-Silva on winning the first Riedel Award for 2019 Italian Wine Scholar top-scorer
    Riedel will be gifting Luis with a Riedel Performance Tasting Set which is comprised of 4 different stemware pieces (Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay).

     Award for 2019 Spanish Wine ScholarTM top-scorer

    Lyndall HARRISON

    99 points

    Congratulations to Lyndall Harrison on winning the first Coravin Award for 2019 Spanish Wine Scholar top-scorer
    Coravin will be gifting Lyndall with the Coravin Wine Professional Superior Bundle, which includes the Coravin wine preservation system, 8 Coravin pure capsules, a Coravin Aerator, 6 Coravin screw caps and a Coravin 3 needles kit.

    WSG Alumni of the Year 2019

    Nancy REYNOLDS

    Instructor at 
    IWEG Drinks Academy 

    Nancy has passed ALL programs currently offered by the Wine Scholar Guild! This is an impressive accomplishment on its own, but her scholarship merits special mention. She completed every course with honors or highest honors!

    Check out our Alumni page and our next sessions

    Special congratulations to our top scorers for Master-Level programs: 

    • Bordeaux Master-Level: Bruce Smoller, FWS, IWS - 96 pts 
    • Bourgogne Master-Level: Keith Coulter - 97 pts 
    • Champagne Master-Level: Jane Owen - 94 pts
    • Rhône Master-Level: Andrew Belcher, FWS, IWS - 99 pts 
    • Provence Master-Level: Mike Dutch, FWS, IWS - 93 pts 
    • Alsace Master-Level: Richard Milot, FWS - 97 pts 
    • Loire Master-Level: Erika Frey - 98 pts


    Learn more about our recent high scorers from around the world and browse their testimonials.

    Last modified on Wednesday, 07 October 2020 12:00