Pancho Campo Becomes First Spanish Master of Wine
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Campo To Conduct Spanish Wine Education Certification Program in October MADRID, Spain--(Business Wire)-- Pancho Campo, president and founder of The Wine Academy of Spain, passed the three-part examination administered by the Institute of Masters of Wine becoming the first Spanish Master of Wine (MW). As a new MW, Campo joins an elite group of less than 276 others who have earned the title worldwide since 1953. (www.thewineacademy.com) "This has been a long, hard but very exciting journey," said Campo. "The Institute of Masters of Wine has provided me with a much more global view of the wine industry and has also helped me realize the responsibility I have as a spokesperson for Spanish wines. I hope this achievement will boost the Spanish wine industry." Campo has a keen sense for identifying the topics and issues that today's wine enthusiasts and community care about. In 2003, he founded The Wine Academy of Spain and developed the Spanish Wine Education international certification program. Today, The Wine Academy of Spain is the representative of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) for Spain offering courses in Rioja, Murcia, Madrid, Catalonia, Valencia, Navarra and many other regions. The Academy have become pioneers in the research of climate change in the wine industry and created the World Conference on Climate Change and Wine, held in Barcelona in 2008. Campo was trained by former Vice President Al Gore and belongs to The Climate Project. Campo's first action as a newly titled MW brings him to the United States next month. Campo will conduct the Spanish Wine Education certification and Spanish wines master class October 21-23 in New York. The intensive course and tasting features a two-day review of Spain's diverse wine regions followed by a half-day practical exam. The master class tasting will highlight some of Spain's most iconic wines. Online registration is available at www.spainwines.es. To learn more about The Wine Academy of Spain, the upcoming seminars and certification programs, visit www.thewineacademy.com. Benson Marketing Group Sarah Jones, 707-254-1114 email@example.com or The Wine Academy of Spain Pancho Campo firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008