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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Renato Nahas Batista, IWS

    Renato Nahas Batista, IWS
    IWS enabled me to understand the full Italian wine picture...I feel now much more prepared to teach Italian Wines.
    Renato Nahas Batista, IWS, Wine Educator, Brazilian Association of Sommeliers-SP, Campinas
    Other certifications: Bourgogne Master Level, French Wine Scholar, Certified Sommelier, CSW (Society of Wine Educators), WSET Level 3

    Congratulations to Renato Nahas Batista, IWS, for passing the Italian Wine Scholar exam with highest honors! 

    About Renato:

    Above all I am a wine enthusiast. But recently I became a Wine Educator at Brazilian Association of Sommeliers-SP.

    After 25 years playing different roles on a multi billion dollar Beverage Company in Brazil, Europe and US, on Commercial, Finance, Distribution and IT, I decided to dedicate my time to my real passion: wine education.

    In order to get prepared for this new challenge, I got the Sommelier Certification at Brazilian Association of Sommelier (affiliated to ASI) where I became a Wine Educator. After this I’ve been looking for international certifications in order to perform with excellence my new role.

    Since then, I got the Bourgogne Master Level, FWS and IWS at Wine Scholar Guild, where I am also enrolled to Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) and Bordeaux Master Level. In addition, I also got the WSET 3 and the CWS (Society Wine Educator).

    Moving forward, I’ve plans to enroll for the other regions Master Level Programs at WSG and to the WSET Diploma.

    Italy is a fragmented wine country with an incredible diversity of grapes, styles and regions. IWS enabled me to understand the full Italian wine picture. The Study Manual is clear and updated, with a good and balanced level of details. On my journey to get the IWS certification I figured out an amazing number of grapes and regions I’ve never had any contact before. I feel now much more prepared to teach Italian Wines. And, on top of this, better enjoy them.

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