Congratulations to Gonzalo Adolfo Ríos, IWS for passing the Italian Wine Scholar exam with highest honors with San Francisco Wine School!
''I love old world culture in general and old world wine in particular, and Italian wine has always been one of my favorites. Every week after an Italian Wine Scholar class, I would visit the local wine shops in Berkeley to explore the region we had just covered and to take a few bottles home for research. This study has benefited me in the restaurant environment where I have been a fine dining server for a few years now. I aspire to one day work in a café or wine shop in Europe.
Prior to taking the Italian Wine Scholar, I passed the French Wine Scholar wine certification program. I plan to pursue the Spanish Wine Scholar and the California Appellation Wine Specialist programs in the near future.
The Italian Wine Scholar program can only strengthen my standing as a wine enthusiast and aspiring sommelier particularly when my travels take me back to Europe.''