Congratulations to Yukari Goto, IWS, for achieving highest honors in the Italian Wine Scholar exam with Caplan Wine Academy, Tokyo.
I’m just a wine lover, not a professional. But I have a strong passion for wine, especially Italy, France, South Africa. I want to be the best wine drinker having deep knowledge and tasting skills.
I have the WSET diploma in wine. Thus I understand how natural / human factors influence the taste of wine. WSET should cover all types of wine worldwide, so we can learn limited areas of Italian wine such as Piemonte and Tuscan and Veneto and few. I can learn a lot of minor but great Italian DOC(G)s from IWS, it’s very worthwhile for me.
I would like to learn the Spanish Wine Scholar in a year. Honestly, I was impressed by the IWS textbook and the wines offered for tasting. I can trust the Wine Scholar program.
The IWS program will definitely help further my wine interests. I often enjoy Italian wines with Italian wine professionals such as Sommeliers or Importers or Italian restaurant owners etc. When I discuss Italian wine with them, I can express my opinion with confidence thanks to the IWS program!