Congratulations to Valentina Lorenzon, SWS, for passing the Spanish Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
I’m a wine enthusiast. I’m originally from Italy and I grew up in a family of wine lovers and vine growers. I have been passionate about wine for as long as I can remember and many of my family memories are linked to wine and life in the vineyard. I love wine because it also represents the identity and heritage of a country and it’s a great way to connect with people and understand their stories.
For me, truly appreciating wine also means learning about its country of origin, its history and its traditions. When I moved to London, a friend convinced me to attend the WSET Level 2 Award course. I never stopped learning since then.
I have already passed the Italian Wine Scholar program, the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and the WSET Level 3 Award in Sake. The SWS program has been a great way to learn more about Spanish wines and production areas. The study material is engaging and very comprehensive and provides a great level of detail. It widened my understanding of Spanish wines and it made me even more curious and passionate about the wines of this country.
I’m currently studying for the WSET Level 4 Diploma. The SWS program complemented well the WSET material and helped me gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of Spanish wines, from both the theory and the tasting point of view.
Thanks to the SWS program, I learnt more about the wide variety of Spanish grapes and styles. It was particularly interesting to find out more about the less known wine regions. I also enjoyed the program because it puts wine within the wider cultural and historical background of the country. I’m a strong believer in continuous learning and the SWS has been a great experience that motivated me to expand my knowledge further. It was also very motivating to meet other wine enthusiasts and professionals who are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about it.