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A New Journey Begins: WSET Diploma Program

As some of you know I’ve been studying through the WSET for a few years now and have recently received my Advanced certificate. A little slack I know as most could probably smash it out in a year…. 422 more words


Wow so this is late!

Hi all,

So clearly I’ve been a little neglectful on the blog front and honestly I just hadn’t even realised how much time had passed as there’s been a lot going on! 1,389 more words

Becoming a Sommelier: The Importance of Essays

by Kimberly Faye

This past week we wrote exam level essays that count toward our final grade. We will repeat that process when we do our final exam which will include a 100-point multiple choice test, 4 essays and 9 blind tastings – all timed. 548 more words


Amateur Wine Snobbery: Tasting Room Edition

I’ve recently taken up wine tasting as a hobby. And like any hobby from scrapbooking to spelunking, this one is consuming a great deal of my time and money. 645 more words


Parks and Recreation TV Review: FLU SEASON 2

During the past couple of weeks, I have commented that Parks and Recreation has delivered to the audience good yet underwhelming installments of the series by basically stalling current events until it becomes integral to advance the plot. 894 more words

Television Reviews

c. 2000 — a wine odyssey

I just heard the news that my old friend Christopher Sawyer was named Sonoma County’s top sommelier in The Bohemian’s 2014 “Best Of” awards.  Being named top sommelier in one of the most renowned wine-making regions in the world is no small change.  993 more words


What's wine without the food?

One passion deserves another…its not all about the wine! I know I post a lot about wine, but where would a Sommeliers pairings be without the talent and passion from behind the line. 58 more words

Tried & Tasted