l am delightful to announced that l have a new pin Certified Sommelier by Court of Master Sommelier. l have qualified this unique course in Hong Kong.
Well, l did various international wine course in my past such as Wine & Spirits Education Trust Advanced, Certified Specialist of Wine however Court of Master Sommelier course is most important than other wine courses because l am focusing more hospitality and of course try to become more professional, knowledgeable and educated Sommelier. For this reason, Court of Master Sommelier is slightly different than other courses from my side.
The examination given three segments; a blind tasting of two wines and written theory.
All three section is quite difficult especially theory part is really required to demonstrate all wine region. l remember some question from new world country wine regions, for example they asked; Where are the Redwood Valley, Granite Belt, San Juan, La Rioja, Limari or old world countries for example you need to know Pfalz's sub-region, Wachau's classification level.
Blind tasting period is funny part that l had tasted many wines with Masters and during two seminar days before the exam.
l was little excited during the practical exam. The Masters asked me first; to open a sparkling wine and fill the eight flute glasses than serve three people on the table. l opened and served properly with following the rules, clock wise, right side, first lady etc. They asked me second; to take rest of all flute glass to the my tray and walk in the floor.
Master also asked food and wine matching with country, region, and producer, l gave them Joseph Drouhin, Chablis, Vaudesier Grand Cru, Bourgogne, France and Jordon Winery Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, United States. Yes, there are some question about spirits and cocktails; l answered Rob Roy Cocktail's base spirit and other question was the any coffee liqueur with color and country. So, l chose to answer Kahlua, Dark brown color and Mexico. Following the other questions are; Armagnac Producer ? Sweet-wine from Spain etc.
Finally, l am very happy to have Certified Sommelier certificate and l am sure that this pin will help my career fast grown however l am surely going to enroll Advanced level in the future.