Study Strategies: MS & MW Perspectives

In this webinar, Chris Tanghe MS and Ashley Hausman MW tackle questions students often consider when pursuing wine certification. From the philosophical (Why am I doing this?) to the practical (Where do I start? How does this fit into my life?), Chris and Ashley offer strategies to prepare for examinations at any level. Years of study, mentorship, and missteps along the way have given them greater perspective on which study strategies work—and which do not.

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  • Hi all! I appreciate that a few of you have reached out to obtain the link for books and resources we alluded to in this webinar. I think it has gotten sufficiently buried in the discussion forums! Apologies for that. I will leave the link here so that it's easier for members to access. 

  • Ashley, I haven't had the pleasure to meet you yet.  But man was it good to see you, Chris and Emily!  Missed seeing both of your faces.  Pleasure watching the webinar on this excellent topic.  Looking forward to seeing you in the near future (and making your acquaintance Ashley!), and I hope you are doing well.  Stay safe.  Cheers!

  • Hi Kimberlyn! I think we both mentioned travel. I know that for myself, travel was a key component to really learning about particular regions, viti-vini practices, and nuances among different cultures. It made textbook study come to life and actually impress upon me the information in a way that finally made sense. In the same way, working harvest finally made abstract concepts of winemaking more concrete as well. It's hard to explain, but actually going to the places, driving the roads, chatting with different winemakers, seeing and smelling the soils, eating the food... it makes it all come together. And yes - as I got further along in my studies and took advantage of opportunities outside my city (tastings, conferences, networking, etc), I also found that those enriched my learning as well. I think you need to always travel with purpose though - questions and notebook/pen at the ready. Be strategic so you don't wind up feeling you didn't spend you money and time wisely. Good luck! 

  • Thank you so very much for this webinar. I'm studying for Certified, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to sit the exam. When you spoke about travel, what did you have in mind? Did you mean visiting wineries and vineyards, classes and conferences, or something else?