It’s Not You…It’s Me

by | Oct 5, 2015 | WSET | 0 comments

Getting Ready for a Sparkling Tasting Group

Getting Ready for a Sparkling Tasting Group


Hello readers!  As some of you may have noticed, my blogging has slowed down significantly over the last month or so.  I am coming up against one of the most challenging pieces of the Level 4 process.  On November 4, I have not one, but two exams that day.  The first exam will be an essay question/case study for Unit 1: The Business of Wine & Spirits.  In this exam I will have 65 minutes to write about 5-6 pages on a specific topic. The second exam will be on Unit 5: Sparkling Wine.  I will have 3 wines to blind taste and 3 short essay questions to answer. The short answers could be on ANY topic related to sparkling wine throughout the world, i.e. yeast autolysis, Vallee de la Marne, Cava, or blanc de blancs.  As you can see, I have a lot to cover in order to be prepared for that day!

I know the main purpose of this blog is for me to share my journey as I go through Level 4, however, I have decided that my studying takes precedence and I need to honor that time for this short window.  With a full-time job and studying, my schedule is packed!  Thank you for understanding.  My goal is to bring you relevant, interesting, and informative content, and I will get right back to that after November 4.  One post that I’d like to get up by the end of the year is a post about LA’s Best Wine Shops. I have some gems that I’d love to share with you all!  Take care and wish me luck!!  Until November!

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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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