Congratulations to Ednajar Tavares Macedo Filho, IWS, for passing the Italian Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
Definitely I am a wine enthusiast. It all started in 2008 when I decided to read and try to understand about what I was drinking. The books succeeded one another, each one greater and bringing more and more enlightenment. It is no surprise that drinking wine soon became tasting. A whole world has opened in front of me. The knowledge has the ability to transform and enhance what a glass of wine can offer to you. It is not anymore just about the challenge of discriminating the bouquet, the balance, the elegance, the persistence and evolution of a wine. It is now about history, tradition and above all hard working from the vineyard to the cellar.
I passed the WSET Level 3 in 2017 and in 2018 I passed the Intermediate Level in Formación del Vino, del Brandy y del Vinagre de Jerez y de la Manzanilla. In 2019 I was granted the certification of French Wine Scholar and last year just finished the Spanish Wine Scholar, all of them with Highest Honors. I must say that it is a never-ending journey so I decided to keep going and I have just finished the Italian Wine Scholar.
The Italian Wine Scholar is divided in two parts. The amount of information makes that strategy desirable and necessary. There are so many different varietals, so many distinctive terroirs, histories and legends that raise your knowledge to the highest level. I am really glad for the opportunity of studying with Wine Scholar Guild.