So I’m going back to school.
I have achieved the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits, as well as becoming a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers.
For some people, this may be enough. It’s a reasonably high level of knowledge and would serve one well in the wine industry.
But for myself, I feel… uneasy.
The Next Stage
So I have signed up for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits.
Amongst other things, it entails a further two years of guided study.
Over the next two years we will be covering the following in detail:
- Unit 1 – The Global Business of Alcoholic Beverages
- Unit 2 – Wine Production
- Unit 3 – Light Wines of the World
- Unit 4 – Spirits of the World
- Unit 5 – Sparkling Wines of the World
- Unit 6 – Fortified (Liqueur) Wines of the World
It doesn’t look like much, but it’s quite comprehensive… and I will have to pass all of these units in order to earn this diploma.
A Raison D’être
I’m not without my doubts. Two years is a large commitment, not to mention the monetary cost of the entire course.
I’ve written of taking leaps of faith and changing your perspective in order to enrich your life experience.
Quite simply, I believe this is the next step in order for me to achieve the same.
So let’s see where this path takes me. I look forward to sharing my experience with you right here.
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