I don’t know why I do this to myself. While at the Society of Wine Educators conference last summer I signed up to take the Center for Wine Origins Location Specialist Certification Exam. This certificate program is a collaboration between Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) and the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP).
I was originally scheduled to take the exam in September but with the launch of Happy Bitch Wines I deferred until the January exam. Like I would have more time then – What was I thinking? Then I thought it was only multiple choice test, and a week before the exam I realized there was a 500 word essay. I would put my stress level on high.
I studied and it did pay off. Passing is a getting 40 out of 50 correct on the multiple choice and at least 3 out of 5 on the essay. I was hoping for the best because I usually don’t tell anyone when I take an exam, but two people in the industry knew and I sure didn’t want to be embarrassed. I guess I don’t give myself enough credit.
So if you are in need of an educator, let me now! Champagne and Port, with wonderful pairings. I’d be happy to work with you.