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Considering…

14 Feb


I felt good about Theory but no matter how well you do with that if you don’t pass Tasting you at least have to re-take that part to pass on to the next level.

WSET level three y’all. That’s the Wine and Spirit Educational Trust.

As it turns out I passed Theory “with distinction” (highest honor), and the Tasting “with merit” (still an honor). And my all over score added up to “with merit”. I’ll take it!

I had passed level two with distinction but considering I was worried I might not pass level 3 at all I’m pretty damn pleased with myself.

WSET level three is the Advanced level. It is tough. It’s the level before the diploma program which is divided into 6 parts over two years. But it is still a rough haul with a hell of a lot to learn.

I’m still not sure if I’ll go on and do the diploma but have some time before the first unit is offered. In the meantime WSET 3 with Merit is feeling pretty good.

My Next Wine Adventure

24 Aug


Oooh oooh passed “With Distinction”.

Brag moment: I got a 96 percent on the test so I only missed two questions. I wish I knew huhwhut (that’s the snobby way of pronouncing what) I had missed. I’m pretty sure one of them had to do with the body of Albariño though. Huh.

I start level three soon and am studying already. It goes much more intensely into viticulture and vinification. It’s longer and tougher. The course is 11 weeks. The test involves blind-tasting and essays. Apparently I’ll be happy just to pass.

But in the meantime I am happy to toast to 96 percent. And because I am an overachiever am gonna attempt to see if I was class valedictorian. Doesn’t mean much in level two by I choose to live in the now. Cheers.