Walter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern European History, and in Theatre. He also has a law degree and 20 years of experience in intellectual property law, among other fields. In 2018, he obtained his Level 2 Certificate, with distinction, from the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), headquartered in London. He holds an advanced certificate in Sherry, and in March 2001, he was inducted as a Commanduer in the Commanderie De Bordeaux, an wine society under the overall patronage of the Bordeaux-based Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux (GCVB).
Walter Wolf III
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