Congratulations to Newton Lins Buarque Sucupira Filho, IWS, for passing the Italian Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
My enthusiasm for wine began around 25 years ago influenced by my father, who was himself a French wine lover, especially those from Burgundy. By that time, I started travelling worldwide on business which gave me the opportunity to taste several types of wine and my interest in wine has never stopped increasing. I lived in Europe for 7 years and during this period of time I had the opportunity to visit several wineries around Europe when I started collecting wines for my own wine cellar.
As my passion for wine grew, I searched for a more structured wine education. In 2017, I passed the wine certification WSET Level 3 at the program provider Enocultura in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2018, I enrolled in IWS part I and in 2019 I finished the IWS part II. I plan to enroll in FWS shortly and in SWS in the near future.
I highly enjoyed the IWS because I managed to deepen my wine knowledge in one of my favorite wine regions. I also appreciated very much the WSG methodology and I believe this will be fundamental for me to follow and pass the WSET Diploma in the future.