The more I learn about wine, the more that I want to know. Thus, I have decided to take my wine education up a notch, and I have enrolled in the Intensive Sommelier Training Program at the International Culinary Center in NYC. This is a 17 week program that prepares students to take the Certified Sommelier Examination, administered by the Court of Master Sommeliers. This is the second of four examinations that are required to become a Master Sommelier. There are only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world, and all are highly regarded as wine and service experts. There is an excellent documentary called Somm that presents the extreme dedication and rigorous study that is required of four men aspiring to achieve the level of Master. At this point, I will be more than thrilled to pass the Certified Examination in the fall, but I have lots of studying to do between now and then. I hope to continue blogging as time permits and to share some of my newfound wine knowledge, so stay tuned!