Congratulations to Mário Márcio Lescano Júnior, for passing the Alsace Master Level exam with highest honors!
I am a wine enthusiast. I have always been passionate about wine and had a dream: to make a Professional Sommelier course. As a Major in the Brazilian Army, my dream had to wait for a while, but I was able to realize it in 2016. What started out as a simple hobby turned into something else: through wine, I found my superpower. My power isn't in being a great oenophile, but in loving something enough to work hard at being better. As I am quite superstitious, my aspirations now are: to successfully complete the WSET Level 4 Diploma in wines and all WSG Master-Levels.
After finishing the Professional Sommelier course given by the Brazilian Association of Sommeliers in 2017, I passed the WSET Level 3 in wines with distinction in wines in 2018. In the same year, I started my love affair with the Wine Scholar Guild. I signed up for the French Wine Scholar program and have graduated with highest honors. In 2019, I finished the Italian Wine Scholar program with highest honors, the Rhône Master-Level with highest honors, the Bourgogne Master-Level, and the Spanish Wine scholar program with highest honors. Eno Cultura, the same provider that provided my French Wine Scholar course, brought the first WSET Level 4 Diploma class in wines class to South America and I got a spot. In 2020, I passed the D1 exam, delivered my D6 assignment about Natural Wines and I am going to take the D4 exam in October. I finished the Champagne Master-Level with highest honors, the Alsace Master-Level with highest honors and the Provence Master-Level with highest honors as well. I will take another Master-Level exam this year, perhaps Bordeaux, if all goes well.
Wine Scholar Guild has established itself as one of the best wine schools in the world, specializing in in-depth teaching of countries and regions. Alsace Master-Level is a wonderful program based on a fascinating wine region, with a rich and unique history, an amalgamation of French and German culture, represented in such a diverse way its 51 Grand Crus and several lieux-dits.
The knowledge acquired in this study journey will be fundamental for my intellectual and cultural enrichment, as well as for success in future exams.