Congratulations to Amanda Colanero, SWS, for passing the Spanish Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
I am both an enthusiast and a wine professional. I started my career at age 20 as a bartender for the Columbia Restaurant, which has an award-winning Spanish wine list. I came to love Spanish wine by being mentored by a fifth-generation family who is passionate about the regionality of the country’s wines. I would love to inspire that same passion in future members of our restaurant family.
I have taken courses through both WSET and The Court of Master Sommeliers and am studying for the Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators. I am planning to take the Certified Wine Educator exam. The Spanish Wine Scholar program is focused and thorough and has great instructors.
I look forward to the upcoming Certified Sherry Wine Specialist course to further deepen my Spanish wine knowledge and plan to study other programs through the Wine Scholar Guild. Taking a deep-dive into individual countries/regions focused my wine education tremendously.
The Spanish Wine Scholar program has reinvigorated my passion and inspired me to continue my wine education.