I recently passed my certified exam and I am already studying and preparing for taking the advanced exam but I am wondering what the best place to work for me to prepare me for the exam. I am currently the Bar Manager and Bartender at a higher end casual restaurant that has a large BTG list but doesn't seem to have the guests that want to explore and play around too much with what they drink. I am not sure if it would be worth it for me to take a pay cut and work at a higher end place with a stronger and more classic wine program or to try to pivot my list??? Thoughts???
Kevin Parks I passed my Advanced while running a wine list for a 100 seat upscale Italian restaurant with a 150 SKU list that was mostly Italian and Washington. Working where you get exposed to the best wines out there is definitely helpful, but not necessary. DM me and I'll connect you with a friend in your area who can give you a little more advice.