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Thirsty for Knowledge: My Wine Education Journey

I have been drinking wine for a long time. I even sort of prided myself on being knowledgeable about wine. After all, I read Wine Spectator from time to time... many years ago, and I felt I knew more than most people around me, such as how to pronounce cabernet sauvignon. But over the last few months, wine and I have become very serious, and I finally started down the path of wine certifications. What I know now is that I knew so very little about wine. Seriously. So. Very. Little.

I completed my WSET Level 1 Award in Wines in June, passing the 30-question exam with a score of 93%. That course was so much fun and made me feel like a rock star. But that rock star feeling didn't last long. In July I decided to move on to the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. The time in class gets longer and the book gets thicker at Level 2. The course content was quite the jump from Level 1, and I remember sitting the exam feeling as if I didn't know the answers to way too many of the questio…

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