My name is Petar. I spent most of my adult life living and working in the high-paced international settings of cruise liners and world-class restaurants owned by Michelin star chefs.
As every wine lover will tell you, there is that one moment in their life when they realize that wine will be their passion. In my case it was the wine book “Wine Wise”, given to me by one of my guests. I got the wine bug, and I never looked back.
Soon I learned that, for anyone working with wine or hoping to enter the industry, WSET qualification is considered to be the driving-license for the wine business, recognized and respected internationally.
In 2012 I took my first exam – WSET Level 2 in Gent, Belgium. As promised, this proved to be a stepping-stone for my first role as a sommelier on Celebrity Cruises. Passing the WSET Level 3 in Milano, Italy, helped me to fine-tune my palate and boost my CV with a globally-recognized qualification. This quickly led to the position of Assistant Restaurant Manager and Head Sommelier in the pre-opening management team of Wolfgang Puck’s CUT Restaurant in Four Seasons, Bahrein.
To compliment my education with the practical, service-oriented part of being a Sommelier, in 2016, I successfully passed the Certified Sommelier Exam at Court of Master Sommeliers in Athens, Greece. Currently, I am completing WSET Diploma and chasing my dream of becoming the first Master of Wine in Macedonia and Serbia.
After spending few more years gaining international experience as a Head Sommelier, Restaurant Manager, Department Head and Wine Sales Executive, I have decided to help others to realize how fun, challenging and rewarding the world of wine can be.
This is how Wine Way came to life. Join us on this adventure!