It’s been a while since my last post, so I must apologize to my loyal readers for the lack of updates. The past month has been super busy with events and functions during the silly season – such is the life of a one-man operation.
While I do have another article scheduled for the beginning of next week, I thought it would be a good idea to take stock of biggest happenings of the past 12 months.
#1 – Graduating with the Diploma in Wines and Spirits
Without question my biggest achievement, after two years of study and examinations, becoming one of fewer than 10,000 people in the world to hold this qualification. I’m sure it will help to open doors in the future, not just in hospitality.
#2 – Working in a new venue
This year also marked a change of workplace.
I’m still a sommelier, just working with a new wine list, cellar and team.
It has been an intensive learning experience, and I’m sure there will be more to pick up as we go along.
#3 – Failing the Advanced Sommelier Exam
“Failing” may not be the best term to use.
Instead, I am learning to take this as “feedback”.
While I was disappointed, I think it’s also exciting to know how much there is for me to learn about the world of wine.
There’s around 8 months until the next examination, so I will have time (as long as I manage it effectively) to build up on my theory.
My service was solid, and I will continue to pay attention to keep it so.
My tasting ability improved immensely during the run-up to the exam, and I’m sure it will continue to do so as I keep meeting up with my tasting group this year.
A Toast To 2019
2018 has not been all that bad to me.
Here’s to making 2019 even better.
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