To pass the blind tasting, candidates must identify the grape varietal, location, and year for six wines, applying whichever identifying markers happen to work (“One Austrian wine reminds me of the glue they used to use to attach my braces as a kid,” -- Josh Nadel, featured sommelier) and a whole ton of book studying.
10. It’s not even just wine
Nobody imagines a Master Sommelier slinging tequila shots. But if they did… they’d know what they were talking about as the test also covers beer, liquor, cocktails, and sake. Basically, you should invite one to your next party.