Welcome to

'How to become a sommelier'


Assistant Waiters, Restaurateurs and Winelovers

to expand their knowledge of wine and improve their profession.

And, of course, all aspiring Sommeliers to pass the Sommelier exam.

Chiara Bassi

Chiara Bassi

Wine Blogger & Sommelier

🍷Sommelier & Wine Blogger
🏆Millésima Blog Awards 2017 Winner
🌱Interiors, orchids & jazz lover
❤Love, travel & food enthusiast
📍Iseo Lake

Choose your route


My goal is to help you become a Sommelier


providing you with a useful, simple and comprehensive tool to take wherever you go.


Online or in print. What type are you? 

Study on the blog

On my blog you can find many valuable articles for sommeliers and winelovers.

Study all the content and develop your wine knowledge independently on the basis of what you have learnt.

It is free and always will be.

Buy the book

Everything you need to know about wine in less than 400 pages.

New hand-illustrated edition with all your suggestions to make it even more special. Study in my notebook!

It is as big and light as your iPad.

What is 'How to become a Sommelier'?

✔️ This is my 'notebook' where I have summarised everything I have studied to help you pass the sommelier exam.

For whom is 'how to become a sommelier'?

✔️ For aspiring sommeliers who want to pass the exam and become sommeliers.

✔️ For the restaurateur who wants to give his staff simple and effective wine training.

✔️ For the winelover who wants to learn the basics in the comfort of their own home quickly and inexpensively.


What problem does 'how to become a sommelier' solve?

✔️ Concentrates the essentials in a single volume that you can take wherever you want to gain time to study.

Special thanks to Massimo Masin who really captured the essence of my book by sending me this photo while studying on the beach in August... I got excited!!! 😍❤️

Say 'How to become a sommelier 😍🤭🤩


Arrived yesterday, the book can truly be described as a clear, concise and well-structured 'notebook'. Studying or simply reading it is smooth and flowing. Buy it? Well worth it!
Thank you Chiara and best wishes for an increasingly fulfilling career path.


✅ Verified customer - 11 December 2018


fantastic Chiara! pity I didn't have it for the exam I took in January and didn't pass it

Anita Ferraboschi

✅ Verified customer - 17 December 2018


Yesterday I officially became a Sommelier. More satisfied than that

Gabriele Bergese

✅ Verified customer - 24 May 2019


The book is well designed, structured into discursive and schematic parts. This organisation of topics makes it possible to optimise study time and quickly find the information one needs.

Marco F.

✅ Verified customer - 27 November 2018


Just the book I was looking for, simple and concise but at the same time complete.

Thank you Chiara.

Mariangela P.

✅ Verified customer - 3 February 2019


I am very satisfied with my purchase!!!😊👍🏼Bravo Chiara! You have encapsulated in 300 pgs. The essentials !!!!😊
This will help me prepare for the exam 🤪🙈😘

Sabrina N.

✅ Verified customer - 17 December 2018


Concise, but very effective. It helped me a lot in my pre-exam study and revision.

Thank you!


✅ Verified customer - 28 January 2019


fantastic Chiara! shame I didn't have it for the exam I took last January and didn't pass it

Anita Ferraboschi

✅ Verified customer - 17 December 2018


Thank you Chiara I am very satisfied, it was just the book I was looking for, practical to keep in my bag at hand to be used at any time, unfortunately I work all day and don't have much time to study, so any time is good... 

In a few days I will start the third Ais level and the exam is approaching.

Thank you very much again

Luigia C.

✅ Verified customer - 21 February 2019



In my humble opinion ... summarising, clear and fluent ... just what I was looking for to fix the main concepts, of a notion, or general culture (call it what you will), which from my point of view really opens up a world.

Obviously to be used in conjunction with textbooks, but I think it is really a very good help ... and now onwards 😊 ... no more excuses 😜 ... minus 60 days to examinations 😬 ... a big good luck to all those who are next like me and, a special thank you 🙏 to Chiara for this great dedication 👏👏👏


✅ Verified customer - 4 December 2018


Excellent buy!!! Very useful for going over all the exam material quickly and accurately, a trusted friend who never lets you down.


✅ Verified customer - 23 January 2019


A well-written book that facilitates study because it focuses the topics on the most important things and gives an excellent starting point for going into the subject in depth in the parts that interest you most congratulations on the work

Fiorella Benini

✅ Verified customer - 8 March 2019


Wonderful book done really well.


✅ Verified customer - 11 December 2018


He is giving me an incredible hand in preparing for the sommelier exam.

Contains all the necessary knowledge, written in a clear, simple and reduced to the essential


✅ Verified customer - 13 May 2019


Hi Chiara, I got the book for my husband and he is starting to read it. He tells me that it is very simple and schematic. It will be very useful for the exam.
Thank you
Francis and Mara

Mara Multari

✅ Verified customer - 25 April 2019

I teach what I study every day.

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