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    Our Recent Top Exam Scorers

    Victoria Aldwinckle, SWS

    Victoria Aldwinckle, SWS
    The SWS program gives you so much insight into the history, culture, vineyards and wines. This really complements the broader teaching found on the WSET courses.
    Victoria Aldwinckle, SWS, Partner and Tutor, Kent Wine School
    Other certifications: WSET Diploma

    Congratulations to Victoria Aldwinckle, SWS, for passing the Spanish Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!

    About Victoria:

    I stumbled into a career in wine after taking the WSET Level 2 course as a wine enthusiast and I simply fell in love with vineyards, vines and all things wine related!  After passing my WSET Diploma with Distinction, I moved to Washington State and worked as an assistant wine maker for a number of fantastic boutique wineries making superb, small-batch wines.  Since returning to the UK I have worked in wine education and events, firstly for The Wine Society, and now in running Kent Wine School.  My other love is for anything related to Spain – I lived there for a few years whilst at University.  My passion for Spanish culture, food and wine was truly satisfied with the superb SWS course!

    Over the last 15 years, I have been working my way through the WSET certificates, culminating in the Diploma.  The WSET provide superb courses which give you a great, in-depth, all-round knowledge of wine from all corners of the world.  The SWS programme is a great way to compliment this by zoning in on one country, in my case Spain.  The course is designed to be a lot more specific and detailed and gives you so much insight into the history, culture, vineyards and wines. This really complements the broader teaching found on the WSET courses.  I really hope to be able to go on and take the Master of Wine study programme – something for the future!

    At Kent Wine Course we already offer Spanish Wine & Tapas evenings and a Wines of Iberia course.  Given the demand for these two courses, it is wonderful to be able to add the SWS course to that.  

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