Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Post #3: Becoming a Sommelier
When reading the chapter about becoming a sommelier, it was interesting to learn how much work and time goes into their training. To be able to taste a wine and know exactly which it is and where it was made is extremely difficult considering there are so many different types of wine from all over. Before even reading the book I had watched a video on the process and training to become a master sommelier which followed Vincent on the road to his exam. As the book explained, many take the test multiple times before passing and this was the case with Vincent. Working so hard and not passing is extremely difficult. Below is the video documenting Vincent's journey to the master sommelier test. During the time Vincent was taking the test, it was actually revealed that one of the members on the panel had leaked information that would be on the test. Due to the leak, Vincent and everyone in his testing class was required to take the test again.