This trip is a great opportunity to prepare myself for two major milestones in October (2018):
- To represent Singapore in the 4th Asia-Oceania Best Sommelier Competition in Kyoto
- To prepare myself for the Master Sommelier Diploma exams in London
The fact that I’ve squeezed many wineries into this trip allowed me to deeply understand the Italian culture as well as motivation behind its wine making and traditions. I am better able to see at the ground level how the appellation system works and does not work for the people. Sustainability has been a big conversation throughout my trip and I do realize how a new renaissance is indeed starting again about farming clean, eating and drinking clean.