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Dedicated to Sommeliers

the world of the sommelier

In this category I enclose useful information dedicated to sommeliers and aspiring sommeliers or to those who work as such. You will find information from associations, insights, ideas for Christmas gifts, gossip and personal opinions. 😋

Ais exam failure: how to avoid it?

Ais exam failure: how to avoid it?

Failure of the ais exam? Whatever your age and educational level, the ais exam shouldn't scare you. In fact, you shouldn't be afraid of any final exam, and especially the exam to become a sommelier. Because? That you started the course ...

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Perlage Suite Club: a vine a day on ClubHouse

Perlage Suite Club: a vine a day on ClubHouse

A few days ago they invited me to join ClubHouse, the new vocal social network. I admit that, while adoring images, Instagram has long been boring me. Don't get me wrong: I love Instagram because I love looking and taking pictures ... but I'm tired of ...

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Women of wine and critics: you really broke my… breadsticks!

Women of wine and critics: you really broke my… breadsticks!

Before saying anything, as my dear professor of literature at the artistic high school Giovanni Zanzi said, we must start from the context. So let's talk about this context. In a few minutes it's midnight. I haven't left home for 21 days and if Benigni saw me ...

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Italian Sommelier Association: How has the AIS exam changed?

Italian Sommelier Association: How has the AIS exam changed?

Everything changes, even the Italian Sommelier Association. And with her he changes his famous AIS exam. Since you often send me emails to find out how the AIS exam has changed, here is the comparison with the old exam and the new methods. The new AIS exam is ...

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Cantine di Franciacorta Wine Store: ready to go?

Cantine di Franciacorta Wine Store: ready to go?

I heard yesterday that maybe the regions won't reopen. It would be the first Christmas without my mom since I was born ... and the fact that it's the third without my dad is hard already. Perhaps this is also why I want to imagine myself together with my husband at Kronborg Castle in ...

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How to work as a Sommelier in London: 3 useful tips

How to work as a Sommelier in London: 3 useful tips

Every day you send me some beautiful e-mails (almost all of them, I would throw my neck ...) and one of the things you ask me most often is "how to work as a sommelier in London". Curiously I have never visited London: I have always postponed preferring goals that I ...

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AIS 2018 elections: poor association, how we fell low!

AIS 2018 elections: poor association, how we fell low!

Midnight has just passed, and this means that it is the June 9, election day AIS 2018. Although these days I was hardly present on Facebook because I worked a lot, for that little I saw that this voting thing is at least ...

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Wine-themed Christmas gifts for sommeliers

Wine-themed Christmas gifts for sommeliers

Like every year I publish my wishlist of wine themed gifts ... which are perfect for Christmas, but also for birthdays and any other occasion there is something to celebrate! Well even if there is nothing to celebrate in reality it is always nice to do or do ...

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Is the customer (almost) always right?

Is the customer (almost) always right?

This article was created to deepen the relationship between the Sommelier and the Customer, but surely the principles on which it is based are useful for any activity. I decided to write it after analyzing some of my work relationships to put a focus ...

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9 Wine themed Christmas gifts for sommeliers and #winelover

9 Wine themed Christmas gifts for sommeliers and #winelover

Today I am writing to tell you about my wishlist of wine-themed gifts for this Christmas ... which afterwards I will UNINTERIORLY link to all my friends ;-D I anticipate that selecting them was hard ... then in the end I decided to profile the #winelover so ...

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AIS World: 2015 National Congress in Milan

AIS World: 2015 National Congress in Milan

I admit, I can't wait to attend the 49th AIS 2015 National Congress "Enozioni a Milano", a truly unmissable event for the AIS world. In this regard I have been limiting carbohydrates for almost 48 hours in the hope that the jacket of the official uniform ...

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The half century of AIS mother

The half century of AIS mother

Today I want to write you something that has nothing technical or built ... but it is only a small diary of the heart. On the occasion of the birthday of "Mamma AIS" I want to let myself be carried away by passion ... and tell you how my love for the ...

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How to recognize if a wine tastes like a cork?

How to recognize if a wine tastes like a cork?

How many times has it happened to you at the restaurant to smell a wine with a lost look in the vain desperate for a neuron capable of making such an unknown synapse? In this brief guide I teach you 3 easy tricks to understand if a wine tastes like a cork. When a ...

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What to give to a sommelier?

What to give to a sommelier?

Yesterday, talking to a former high school friend of mine, at a certain point the fateful question arose: "But what can I give to a sommelier?" I replied that it depends first of all on your relationship with the sommelier in question and on your spending budget because ...

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