Congratulations to Jennifer Mancini, SWS, for passing the Spanish Wine Scholar exam with highest honors with The Wine House, Los Angeles!
I am wine professional, who started out as an enthusiast. After my first sip of good wine, I fell in love with everything about wine. I then decided to make a career change and started working for an Italian Importer. Next, I worked for a Spanish Importer and from there I am now launching an online wine store that will focus on Spanish and Italian wines. I have great relationships with both importers and will be carrying their wines on my website. I am also building my social media following so that I can feature wine reviews, tips, tricks and offer classes for people to take as well.
I have also taken and passed the WSET 1 & 2 with Merit. I was set to take the WSET 3 but then Covid made that a bit impossible. I plan on taking it though once I can safely be in a classroom setting again. I also just received a scholarship for both units of the IWS. I am enrolled in Unit 1, starting March 2 and cannot wait for that. I feel that the SWS will compliment my other studies because it was so immersive, and I am sure the IWS and FWS are as well. It will prepare me for both of those. Not to mention when I do finally take the WSET 3, Spain and Italy will be a lot easier for me, from all the wonderful things I have and will learn.
The SWS program will help to further my wine passion and career in many ways. Since I am launching an online wine store, that will feature Spanish and Italian wines, it will help me to not only select the wines, write reviews, be able to provide information on each area and much more. I am also building my social media presence and having this knowledge really gives me confidence in the things I post, along with accuracy and useful information.