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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Bruce Smoller, IWS

    Bruce Smoller, IWS
    This was a great introduction to the voluminous topic of Italian wines.
    Bruce Smoller, IWS, Wine Enthusiast
    Other certifications: WSET Level 3, Bourgogne ML, Rhone Valley ML, FWS


    Congratulations to Bruce Smoller, IWS, for passing the Italian Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!

    About Bruce:
    I am simply a wine enthusiast.  I have become quite interested in learning everything I can possible learn about the wines of the world.  It is a great hobby and allows me to 1) throw great dinner parties and 2) attempt to make great pairings with dinners for me and my wife.  At this point, I have no particular professional aspirations downstream from my wine studies . . . . but who knows?

    I have taken and completed WSET 2, WSET 3, Fine Wine Scholar, Master Course in Burgundy, Master Course in Rhone Valley, Italian Wine Scholar (parts 1 and 2). 
    I am now enrolled in the Napa Valley Wine Expert course (given by the Napa Valley Wine Academy).  
    I am hoping that at some point you will develop master level programs in some of the Italian wine appellations, analogous to those you have in France.  I will like enroll in one of the other French master level programs next, while I am awaiting the Spanish Wine Scholar program to begin. 


    This was a great introduction to the voluminous topic of Italian wines.  From my studies within France, I have learned that we have only barely scratched the surface of what there is to know, and I would very much like to take a deeper dive.  I personally find the more in-depth courses more exciting, while fully realizing that without the basic fundamentals, one cannot undertake the more in-depth studies. 





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