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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Tim Roberts, IWS

    Tim Roberts, IWS
    I will continue learning through WSG about new and exciting places to discover and travel to.
    Tim Roberts, IWS, Wine Enthusiast
    Other certifications: WSET Levels 1, 2 & 3; French Wine Scholar

    Many congratulations to Tim Roberts, IWS, for passing the Italian Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!

    About Tim:

    I am a wine enthusiast with a passion for wine (and food). My passion began with my first trip to Italy many years ago.  During that time I was fortunate enough to experience a wine tasting at Rimessa Roscioli (Rome) with Alessandro Pepe.  That was when I learned that there is so much more to wine than just being a refreshment one has with dinner.  Alessandro shared his passion with me that wine should be less about a technical expression and rankings and more a story that starts in the vineyard, the passion of the wine maker, the family history and resuscitation of long forgotten grapes…each bottle is a story more of the people and land and less about mass production and scores.  That event started me on my quest for wine knowledge which eventually led me to Wine Scholar Guild and the Italian Wine Scholar Program.

    For years I took wine educational classes in many different parts of the world. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I decided to start a more formal wine education journey.  I have WSET Levels 1, 2 and 3, French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar through Wine Scholar Guild and am currently enrolled in the Spanish Wine Scholar Program with WSG.

    Through travel I learn to relate my written knowledge to the real world.  It is through travel that I will continue to expand my understanding of wine.  Visiting the wineries and the people behind the wines and getting a better understanding of the cultures that appreciate them the way they do and their story behind the wines.

    Wine Scholar Guild has helped my wine education become circular. Through travel I was inspired to learn about wine and I sought out and found WSG to help me with that. Through the wine knowledge I have gained through WSG I have been inspired to travel to the different locations I have discovered through their education, learning even more about the wine and its story. Before the pandemic took hold I was booked to explore the wines of Northern Italy.  Veneto, Trentino/Alto Adige, Fruili/Venizia/Guila, Emilia Romagna and Lombardy were all part of that.  Now, they are all in my future but I will continue learning through WSG about new and exciting places to discover and travel to.

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