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Court of Master Sommeliers!!!!

That’s me and a Master Somm!

I passed another test. Intro level of the Court Masters. I got the highest score in the class. Sitting there while they called out the names of everyone else that passed, having a heart attack wondering if somehow I didn’t pass, was scary. 37 more words


Book Review: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

A friend of mine, Gwendolyne Willis, who writes Philly Wine and Beer blog, recommended the book, Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker to me. As I’m always looking for new wine books to read, I ordered it right away. 536 more words

Lu Yang has become the first master sommelier from China. Hong Kong-based Lu, the corporate director of wine for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts during the past five years, was born in Xinjiang, spent his teenage years in Shanghai, and studied in Canada, where he earned a degree in viticulture from Niagara College in 2007. 329 more words

Still Wine

The trilemma of primary, secondary and tertiary aromas

It’s generally accepted that we have three choices when defining wine aromas, they are categorized as primary, secondary or tertiary. Yet in practice, many common aromas can be attributed to two of these categories. 187 more words


Paying it Forward: Why Mentorship is alive and well in the Sommelier profession

Whilst the idea of mentorship in the contemporary, corporatized business environment might sound strange to many people, it is a vital component in the career of any ambitious Sommelier. 1,286 more words

Why Master Sommeliers Are Important to the Hospitality Industry

As part of its offering to students, the International Culinary Center offers intensive sommelier training at both the New York and California campuses. The International Culinary Center is also the first wine sommelier school in the world to achieve recognition and approval from the… 119 more words

International Culinary Center