Vino Franco is the creation of Oscar A. Montes Iga, Official Member of The Wine Century Club of New York City, and a Professional Member of the International Wine Guild - he’s a dedicated wine enthusiast, grape hunter and oenophile.
To better understand the complex world of wine, Oscar underwent intensive advanced Wine Sommelier formal training under Claude L. Robbins, Guild Wine Master and Guild Master Wine Educator of the International Wine Guild. Oscar became a Certified Executive Chef of Wine Arts by the Guild in May 2010. He has been promoted to the position of Chef de Cuisine for the State of Texas on behalf of the International Wine Guild. With the support and inspiration of Daniel Kelada, Senior Wine Instructor, Oscar continued onto Advanced Master Level III studies with the Guild in 2011, all while working together under GUSTO Tastings – a company focused in wine education, hospitality consultation, winery tours and event production in Texas. In 2012, Oscar has received the humbling honor to the entitlement of the International Wine Guild Master Candidacy. For 2013, Oscar intends to prepare himself for Fine Spirits and Sake certifications. He has recently focused on Craft Beer and has just earned the Cicerone Program’s Beer Server Certification.