There’s an Advanced Somm in the House!

“Passed with Merit”. I read those words with an overwhelming sense of relief, disbelief and accomplishment. After three years of studying and wine tasting, I am now a WSET Level 3 (Advanced) Sommelier. In 2014, I thought it would be [...]

Working my Way Towards Somm Level 3

If you’ve been reading this column, you know I passed my Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Sommelier Level 2 (Intermediate) exam “With Merit” about a year ago and against my better judgement, I decided to pursue my Somm Level [...]

Working my Way Towards Sommelier Level 3

If you’ve been reading this column, you know I passed my Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Sommelier Level 2 (Intermediate) exam “With Merit” about a year ago and against my better judgement, I decided to pursue my Somm Level [...]

Becoming a Level 1 Sommelier

NEW ARTICLE Reaching Level 2 Sommelier “Champagne for everyone!”, Brett Zimmerman, Master Sommelier proudly announced.   And with that, there were 44 newly credentialed Level One Sommeliers.   I am proud to say that I was one of those new L1 Somms.   [...]

Becoming a Level 2 Sommelier

READ Becoming a Level 1 Sommelier It’s Official….I’m Certified! It’s been two years since I successfully passed my Introductory Sommelier (Level 1) exam. In that time, I’ve patiently waited for the organization I began my studies with, the [...]

What Type of Wine Drinker Are You?

by Steven Sinkler Wine drinkers come in every shape and size.    They also come with every type of opinion and knowledge level as well. I have now survived five summers as owner of The Wine Shack and have come to the conclusion that wine drinkers come in a couple of categories.   My guess is that you’ll find yourself in here somewhere. […]

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