Congratulations to Juan Carlos Gallegos Happle, SWS, for achieving highest honors in the Spanish Wine Scholar exam with L'Attitude Wine School, Guayaquil,Ecuador.
About Juan Carlos:
I´m truly a wine enthusiast. What started as a curiosity has developed to a passion. I love to explore new tastes, new terroirs, new histories, new sensations. I started using the Vivino Application in 2013 and since then have tasted and reviewed almost 4.000 wines. Ranked No. 1 in Vivino Ecuador for 7 consecutive years!
My other certifications include: WSET 1 – Passed with Distinction, WSET 2 – Passed with Distinction, WSET 3 – Passed with Merit
The Spanish Wine Scholar is a “must” not only for wine professionals, but also for connoisseurs and serious enthusiasts. Spain is undoubtedly one of the main wine-producing countries in the world. The culture of wine and its long history, has not stopped advancing and in recent years new Denominations of Origin, producing areas, wineries, and even well-known attempts to recover forgotten and almost disappeared grape varieties and areas have emerged. There is no doubt that Spanish wine is on the rise in projection, in quality and image, hence the importance of the SWS Program.
The SWS program is an open gate to other programs and wine trips offered by the Wine Scholar Guild.
I look forward to enrolling soon in the French Wine Scholar and the Italian Wine Scholar certification programs. FWS and IWS are on my “bucket list”.
Spain is a lot more than Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The SWS Program explores areas, wineries, climates, grape varieties, blends, styles from Spain´s 17 Autonomous Communities. The SWS Program includes valuable learning material, systematically put together in a 300-page colorful book and a computer program making the learning process interesting, fun and effective.