Tag Archives: Court of Master Sommeliers

Taking the Advanced Sommelier Course

This past weekend (June 26-28, 2016) I attended the Advanced Sommelier Course. Recently it has become a requirement to take a course prior to taking the Advanced Sommelier Exam. While it may seem a pain to do this for those that passed their Certified in the recent past and just hadn’t gotten around to pursuing […]

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Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition 2014

I am a Sommelier. Not because I’ve earned a pin that says I’m certifiable certified from the Court of Master Sommeliers. It’s in my job title. But even before my current job, I was the sommelier at those other jobs. But at those places I was known as the “wine guy.” Saying “sommelier” in one […]

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Experiencing TexSom 2014

This is a copy of my post on the San Antonio Sommelier Association’s website. Please visit SASA for more information about our organization. TexSom 2014 – The Texas Sommelier Conference For our first post here on SASA I thought I’d share my experience at TexSom. TexSom is a conference started in Austin in 2005 by […]

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The Test – Taking the Certified Sommelier Exam

Hello everyone. So in lieu of a video this week (and basically the month) I thought I’d write about my experience with the Certified Sommelier Exam from the Court of Master Sommeliers. And just because it’s a written post, don’t think it won’t take you an hour to read it 😉 I recently took the […]

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Meet the Somm – James Tidwell of TexSom – Episode #253

I’m one of the a group of blip.tv producers testing out a new player. It doesn’t allow customization of colors yet, so posts from now until it allows customization will have their default settings. In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark does a video Skype interview with Master Sommelier James Tidwell. He is the […]

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