How To Drink Wine became an idea after we (Alasdair & Ashely) realised there were no good sources for working sommeliers to use to help give them a path the being a certified sommelier. There are many wine educators, wine websites, courses, etc. But none of them give you a direct, simple path to what is actually required of you to pass your wine exams, be it through the CMS, WSET, or SWE, or others.
Each education body has different idea’s about how your should taste wines, what information you should know, amoungst other things, which can cause a lot of confusion, with sommeliers or people who just want to learn, not knowing what path to take.
Our goal here is to help you understand what is actually required for you to reach your desired level. We will help create study plans, work with you through your preperation for blind tasting, service, and theory, and be there for you if you are struggling with any aspect of it.
Ashleys experience of being a wine educator and working sommelier for 15 years along with Alasdair’s none industry path to the certified level will give you the confidence that you can pass these exams whether you are a working somm or not.