Aug 31, 2023
The Master of Wine Diploma out of London is probably the most rigorous of certifications to acquire. It took Nova 8 years of study, frustration and tasting to get it done; and that was only after she failed out the first time around. Yes, you can spend 6 years going through the program and if you don't hit certain milestones during the final testing, it is like the kids board game Shoots and Ladders...back to the beginning.
An MW that saw the potential in Noca Cadamarte, pulled her aside to inspire and console her at the same time. This time she passed.
There are fewer that 250 female MW's and fewer than 10 that actually make wine....but Nova is the only MW who makes wine in Napa, the Fingerlakes and Ohio (that is correct, Ohio).
You will find her entertaining, funny, charming and intelligent.
Have a listen.