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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Mauro Nicastro, IWS

    Mauro Nicastro, IWS
    My goal is to travel through Italy’s 20 regions and personally experience these beautiful wine regions and gather new experiences with people I meet through food and wine.
    Mauro Nicastro, IWS, Educator, Scandinavian Wine Academy
    Other certifications: Certified Sommelier, WSET Level 3

    Congratulations to Mauro Nicastro, IWS, for passing the Italian Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!

    About Mauro:

    I have been working with wine professionally since 2017 when I got my Sommelier Certificate at Scandinavian Wine Academy, which is where I work today as an Educator. It all began when I started working at The Winery Hotel where I was able to use my knowledge on an everyday basis and on top of that I had the opportunity to assist the winemaker on how to make wine in Sweden. With further knowledge I was sent to Tuscany, Greve in Chianti and South Africa, Elgin in the same year for the harvest and had an amazing experience where I could connect my theory and practical skills together.

    I have accomplished the Sommelier Certificate Program at the Scandinavian Wine Academy.  To continue my studies I applied for WSET LVL 3 Award in Wines and in Sake. I still felt that something was missing, I live in Sweden but my heart and soul is connected to Italy so Italian Wine Scholar was the perfect education to get a deeper knowledge and have a specialization. Today I am proud to say that I passed IWS with highest honor.

    My goal is to travel through Italy’s 20 regions and personally experience these beautiful wine regions and gather new experiences with people I meet through food and wine.

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