Aspiring “Somm:” Studying for the Introductory Sommelier Course

A few months ago, I did something that was either a little brave or a little daft: I registered for an introductory sommelier course and exam.  Three months later, I walked into a hotel ballroom, joining ninety-some well-dressed beverage professionals and took my seat. I was instantly petrified. When the lead instructor, a Master Sommelier…