kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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Tooting my own horn...

champagne Just found out today that I PASSED the three WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) Diploma exams that I took back in June (Units 4, 5 and 6--sparkling, spirits and fortified wines.) I'm VERY excited, as I was not thrilled with the prospect of retaking 1 (or more) of the exams...

This gets me one step closer to becoming Diploma certified--I passed the Unit 2 exam on viticulture and viniculture last fall. Next up is Unit 1, which includes a 3,000 word paper on the "premiumization of white spirits" and an exam, followed by Unit 3--the longest, most involved section: still wines of the world. Hopefully next June I will be able to say that I am WSET certified.

For those of you in the DC area, the Washington Wine Academy is the accredited organization for the WSET. If you live in another area, check out the WSET's website to find an educator near you.

Time to go chill that bubbly...