Congratulations to Jessica Jeffrey, SWS, for passing the Spanish Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
Hello! I would say that my appreciation for wine really developed during university on my ERASMUS year, which I split between Parma in Italy and Granada in Spain. During my time in these countries I was able to try a vast range of different wine styles and grape varieties and see how they married together perfectly with the local cuisine. Along with my work in Communications and language tutoring, I host a variety of wine education and tasting events where I can share my knowledge and passion with other wine enthusiasts/professionals and get to hear all their great wine stories too!
Prior to enrolling with the Wine Scholar Guild I had completed my WSET Level 2 and Level 3 exams and was eager to further my studies of viticulture and wine. I was also hoping to marry together my love of wine with my passion for languages and culture, and the Spanish Wine Scholar did just that.
After having enjoyed studying the Spanish Wine Scholar so much and seeing just how much I’ve learned, I’m very tempted to enroll in the Italian Wine Scholar this year! Without a doubt the Spanish Wine Scholar has allowed me to immerse myself even more when I visit Spain and to fully embrace ‘la vida española’!
I’m very excited to see where the Spanish Wine Scholar takes me and am currently planning to help teach this course later in the year, along with hosting a range of Spanish food and wine pairing events. With a big part of my heart still in Granada, and now being armed with the new knowledge this course has provided me with, I’m considering the option of a career in wine tourism in Spain in the future!