All, firstly let me apologize for asking a question that I am sure has been asked millions of times before...however, I can't seem to find a direct answer. With he Intro exam, you get a book...and the exam questions all come from the workbook. However, for the certified exam...what should I be studying? Are there specific books the exam is based on? Are we expected to know everything from everywhere? Any direction would be greatly appreciated!
I follow someone on IG, Joanie Metivier. She has a book called How to Pass Your Sommelier Exam. What I like about it, is that its just the facts. It is mostly bullet points of important areas, grapes, topography and people. You don't have to sift through the info and think "Is this Cert level info or Advanced level info?" There are 3 practice tests and some maps you can fill out too. She also has a wine region coloring book which is fun, too. The Wine Bible is helpful but in some instances it doesn't have all the information necessary, and in other instances it has plenty of personal opinion in it. I also use the study guides and flashcards. Good luck.