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I listened today.

“That’s all”, you ask?  Yes, that’s all I did.

And if asked of you, when was the first time you truly stopped your own thoughts to listen to someone else today? 183 more words

Sommeliers: Do We Need Them?

First of all, congratulations to Arvid Rosengren, from Sweden, who was recently named World’s Best Sommelier for 2016. He recounts, in an interview with Food & Wine Magazine… 937 more words


'Somm,' Demystified: The Court of Master Sommeliers' Introductory Sommelier Course

Step inside the first milestone on the elite and demanding road to Master Sommelier with The CD.

My heart pounded as I took the microphone. I was about to do something absolutely terrifying: I had to identify a wine from a blind tasting in front of four Master Sommeliers and over 90 fellow students. 1,246 more words

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Aspiring "Somm:" Studying for the Introductory Sommelier Course

A few months ago, I did something that was either a little brave or a little daft: I registered for an introductory sommelier course and exam.  1,356 more words

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More than meets the mouth

by Josie Gereszek


Though for many, the notion of an expert in fine wine elicits an image of a mustachioed Frenchman in a far-away, elitist café, there are those much closer than one might think. 2,590 more words


I’m The Bluto of SommDay School

Mea Maxima Culpa: On occasion, I pick on Master Sommeliers.  That happens to be cold-ass reality; I’m in the wine game for the lolz, not for the respect or the badges or the profits. 984 more words


Going out on the town like a Sommelier

This post is mainly consisting of advice when receiving ordered wine at the table on a night out on the town!

Let me paint the picture for you. 665 more words