Wine Sharks: Introductory exam

Wine Sharks: Introductory exam

Hands are sweaty. Click. Long sigh. Now, to wonder. I’m stepping into another world: registering for the Court of Master Sommeliers’ first level course and exam, called ‘Introductory.’ The requisite 200-page workbook covers a vast amount of info: the entire world of wine, beer, sake and spirits; service, salesmanship, and hospitality; and the deductive tasting method. Time to study up. Continue reading Wine Sharks: Introductory exam

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Swimming with Wine Sharks: SOMMSummit

Swimming with Wine Sharks: SOMMSummit

Chinese wine? 1937 Kopke Colheita Port? Quilceda Creek retrospective? Probing questions for top Washington winemakers? Learning Washington AVA geology? My brain is full. I’m totally exhausted from only the first of three days of SOMMSummit, a symposium of wine and spirits. Continue reading Swimming with Wine Sharks: SOMMSummit