WSET 2 with Distinction – The Experience

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While I know a lot about wines, I want to have more of those handy postnominals to prove to a skeptical world that I know my stuff.

Failure is Great: The Journey to Becoming a Certified Sommelier

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I discovered that failure is a great tool to extract the best mental character within to overcome obstacles and reach your objectives.

Ernest Hemingway, Wine, and Albariño

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While I've had a few New World (i.e., other than Europe) Albariños that have been very good, none quite meet the high bar set by Albariños that come from Rías Baixas, Spain, especially from the Val do Salnés region.

Having a (Really) Bad Day – and WSET2 Results!

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I’m happy to announce that I passed the Wines and Spirits Education Trust Level II with Distinction!
Corkscrew

Becoming a Wine Expert

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My experience in taking the Introductory Sommelier Exam L1 was exciting and stressful at the same time. This exam is one that a person cannot study the night before and think one can pass.
Tim Ortman and Fred Dame

The Circuitous Path from Network News to Fine Wine

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My young journalistic roots had grown intertwined with a budding love of wine. It would be a long and fruitful evolution that would last a lifetime.

Robert Parker, Wine, and Menopause

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So why is it that the overwhelming majority of official wine tasters and critics are men? It's not because they're better at the sniffing or tasting. It's because they have better memories. And because they don’t go through menopause.
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