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Becoming a Sommelier  


Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 10
19/06/2018 4:31 pm  

Are WSET Awards advisable for someone wanting to become a Sommelier? I have no restaurant experience. Would it be best to start with a job in a restaurant first as a waiter?

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Joined: 6 years ago
Posts: 20
19/06/2018 4:41 pm  

Welcome winejourney. Experience gained working in a restaurant would be invaluable provided that wine is an important part of the business. The Court of Master Sommeliers recommend attaining WSET Level 3 if you want to achieve the level of Master Sommelier.

There is an excellent blog post on the subject at The Wine and Spirit Education Trust site that I think you will find very informative here: