Almost four(4) weeks had past. I was confident and anxious to get the results that would proclaim that I had successfully cleared the second to the last wine hurdle to my goal of becoming a Wine Educator. When my call to the Societies offices in Washington D.C. was returned I sank beneath the weight of their informed reply. Sugar, alcohol and SO2 were not identified correctly on my exam. Although I had significant improvement in my scores from previous efforts, the heavy disappointment was draped upon me.
But, I am getting closer to my goal with each step, so I'll try again. The next scheduled exam for aspiring Wine Educators is in late September, and I'll register, pay the fees and be there. In the period prior to the exam, I'll again look at and taste faulted, imbalanced wine samples to get a sensory memory for their qualities. And, I will look with a greater emphasis on the faults that were incorrectly identified on my most recent previous attempt. It is frustrating, because excess sugar, alcohol and SO2 are faults that should have been among the easiest to identify because of the way they feel in the mouth.
I need just one more correct answer in this test section, and there's a good chance I'll get it done in September.