This is a "thank you" letter to all of you who supported me - in one way or another - for the past eight years. These years that will be forever in my mind as the ones that I dreamed I could become a Master of Wine.
It took me a long while to make this decision to say what I am about to say: I will no longer be a student with the Institute of Masters of Wine of London. This, of course, doesn't come easy or "out of the blue." It's a well-thought process that took me about two years to mature and to make sure that was the right decision to make. Especially knowing that I have to be very committed to my wood business in order to make it successful. Going back to my studies would be irresponsible.
I'm not going to take long here. All I need to say is that this was an incredible journey. One that made me learn many things but, possibly, the two most important ones were: 1. Be humble. It's impossible to know everything about wine. 2. Be very respectful to those who are MWs. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to become one. I have the highest admiration towards those who carry the title.