Becoming a Sommelier is not just drinking a lot of wine! I received my designation through the International Sommelier Guild, completing all three levels of the offered program. One day I would love to become one of their instructors, as I can’t think of anything better than continuing sharing my love of wine with anyone that will listen!
Becoming a Sommelier is not all fun, there is a lot of preparation needed and even more studying. I would say that for every hour spent in the classroom another two were spent at home reading. I will admit that the amount of wines I was able to try made studying and learning a little more enjoyable!
Learning about wine is so addicting, there is so much to learn and it is forever changing. I would also like to pursue getting a second designation through WSET, Wine and Spirit Education Trust. I am proud to say that as of March 2013, I am on my way. I now hold the WSET Advanced certification!
For those truly interested in learning more about what it takes, here are a few links: