Congratulations to Barb Pezze, IWS, for passing the Italian Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
After retiring from a corporate career I decided to focus on my passion for wine. I now own my own company, VinoNomad, which provides custom wine education classes.
I completed WSET level and I and II certificates. After that base I decided to do a deep dive on Italian wines and completed the IWS program. The WSET provided an excellent background and I feel that it equipped me well for the IWS program. I am considering either Spanish or French Wine Scholar programs next.
The course has given me more confidence when discussing and selecting wine. I also reference the materials when creating new classes for my business.