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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Emiko Seki, IWS

    Emiko Seki, IWS
    I am finally able to read the wine label and understand what the wine is like, but most importantly I can now find good wines.
    Emiko Seki, IWS, Wine Enthusiast
    Other certifications: WSET Level 2

    Congratulations to Emiko Seki, IWS, for passing the Italian Wine Scholar exam with highest honors with Caplan Wine Academy!

    About Emiko:

    In 2015, I stayed in Italy for 7 months to study Italian. Since then, I have visited Italy almost every year for vacation. I’ve liked wine since then, but it was just a part of the meal and I have not paid special attention to the wines I drunk. It was in 2018 that I started studying wine in earnest since I had more opportunities to drink wine. I firstly studied the wine in the world and then I naturally started studying about Italian wine.

    In 2018, I was conferred the certification of WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINE AND SPIRITS after having studied for 6 months, then around the same period I took a short-term Italian wine course. The Italian wine lasted only 3 days and it was difficult to stuff information into my head in such a short period. I practically could not learn very well.

    It was absolutely meaningful to me that I was able to study Italian wine comprehensively with IWS program. I knew about the diversity of Italy but I didn’t know that the Italian viticulture was so diverse as well! It is truly productive to learn each regions’ viticulture and grapes as they are so diverse and valuable.

    I have no plan to get enrolled in other wine certification programs at this moment since I have already been studying so much for IWS program. I am reviewing the manual as I can still find something new whenever I read it.

    Having studied the IWS program, I am finally able to read the wine label and understand what the wine is like, but most importantly I can now find GOOD wines. It is really fun to go to a wine shop and look at the wines lined up and think about the wines' background.  My job has no relation with Italy nor wine, but I hope I can get a job related to Italian wine someday.

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