I passed!! I am officially a Certified Specialist of Wine. I’m glad now that Bottles didn’t pay for the exam like they had originally promised, because I don’t want them connected in any way to my achievement. I was extremely nervous about this exam. Especially since not only did you need a 75% to pass, but also only 50% of participants pass. What’s next? I’m not sure. I think I’m going to take the Certified Specialist of Spirits exam in April, and then after that the Certified Wine Educator exam. I just need to take some time to focus on my next steps and really plan my path.
But also, I need to celebrate.