Congratulations to Alexandre Takei, FWS, for passing the French Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
I used to work as a journalist and was a casual wine drinker when I started to study gastronomy and had my first serious contact with wine studies. It was love at first sight and, little by little, I started to take it more seriously, aiming to work with wine.
First, I did a Professional Sommelier course at ABS (Brazilian Sommelier Association). After that, in 2015, I got the WSET 2 and about six months later, the WSET 3. Today I work as a wine educator in Salvador (BA – Brazil), teaching both in gastronomy courses and WSET 1 & 2 courses, by Enocultura.
My next goals are to start the WSET Diploma and choose another WSG Course to deepen my knowledge of other countries and regions, but I haven’t decided yet between the Italian Wine Scholar or the Spanish Wine Scholar! I’m also a Doemens Beer Sommelier and the Introductory level of the Court of Master Sommeliers.
I think France is the first and most important country for anyone who wants to study wine seriously, for it’s a huge (probably the biggest) reference for the whole wine world, specially the new world countries. Therefore, by taking the FWS, I started to deepen my understanding not only about French wine, but also about how it influenced the rest of the world, and this knowledge will certainly help me in my journey through the WSET Diploma!
I’m pretty sure the FWS gave me invaluable tools to enrich my classes and, therefore, help me promote wine education with top quality knowledge here in Salvador!
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