First off, thank you all for your patience in between updates. There is so much going on at work and home that it seems to be increasingly difficult to even think about writing a weekly blog for you. Nonetheless, all is well and I have to say that studying and tasting for my upcoming Certified … Continue reading “Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming…”
It has been a little more than two weeks since I have posted an update, my apologies but I have been rather busy to say the least. I’ll fill you in shortly but most importantly, I have officially signed up for the Certified exam! I will be taking it on July 14th, 2017 at the … Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect
As you all know I am diligently studying to take the Certified Sommelier exam sometime in 2017. The exam itself is quite rigorous; it covers theory of every wine growing region in the world (don’t think that narrows anything down because every country in the world grows wine), service which entails a mock dinner service with Master … Continue reading The Road to Certified Sommelier | My Edition
There are so many different career paths one can take within the wine world that it can be difficult to know what direction you want to go in when you have just experienced one side of things. For me, I have always been the buyer which is fun but I am forever curious about what … Continue reading You Just Never Know…
My vendors are so good to me, they understand my passion for the industry and my willingness to learn at any time so they surprise me every so often with gems to help me get to where I want to be. A couple of weeks ago, one of my favorite vendors stopped by in the … Continue reading Surprises Are So Much Fun
It was Sunday, November 13, 2016 and the Cork Dorks were at it again with a dinner party planned at Rachel’s place in Lakewood. Although the entirety of the menu was not revealed until we arrived, we did know there was going to be homemade blood sausage and a handful of other dishes that we … Continue reading I Love New Experiences!
I had the pleasure of attending a dinner put on by the American Wine Society in collaboration with North Berkeley Imports about a week ago at FIRE restaurant. The menu was set with five courses created by Chef Jakubiec and wines were paired with each course by Eddie Gilbert, Director of North Berkeley Imports. The … Continue reading Dinner with the American Wine Society