January 20, 2016

I Passed!

Great news to report!  I received word that I passed the two exams that I took in November.  What a relief!  I've been on pins and needles as our class had to wait 9 long weeks to get these results.

The first exam was Unit 5 Sparkling Wines. This exam consisted of 3 short answer questions on various topics related to sparkling wines and 3 blind tastes of sparkling wines.  I actually passed the tasting with Merit!  A pass is a grade between 55-64%.  Merit is 65-74% and Distinction is 75%+

The second exam was the Case Study, which is half of Unit 1 The Business of Wine.  The case study is a closed book paper that you write in a timed exam condition.   This case study was on supplier/retailer relationships, and I passed this one with Merit as well!

Wanted to share the good news with everyone.  I will be back shortly to report on the next unit that I just recently began: spirits!

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Brianne Cohen is a certified sommelier based out of Los Angeles, California.
She has been producing events and weddings for over 10 years in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and also offers her services as a wine educator, writer, and consultant to inspire people of all ages.

Brianne completed the entire curriculum with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and traveled to London in order to receive her Diploma certificate, which is one of the most coveted and difficult wine certifications. Most recently Brianne judged at the International Wine & Spirits Competition and the International Wine Challenge in London.
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