For those of you that know, well, you know. For those of you who don’t, not to worry, the Cicerone Certification is just starting to gain steam around the world. At this present moment there are only three people in Vancouver who hold the title of Certified Cicerone. And I am not one of them… Yet. Now I know that I could be shooting myself in the foot here by admitting that I will be writing the exam at the end of June, thereby opening myself up to ridicule should I fail, but I’ve decided that this same fact will prove to be good motivation to study my ass off.
The Cicerone program is in essence a Sommelier program developed for beer. If you’re interested in the details, check out the website? It’s a fascinating and exciting development for craft beer around the world and I’m excited to be a part of it. Now let’s hope I pass.
In the days preceding the exam I will be posting info on different beer styles in an effort to commit them to my memory. For the amazing beer lovers out there that already have all this information floating around in the pint glass in their brain, man up and write the exam with me! For all the newbies, perhaps this will make for some interesting reading.
Cheers fair Beer Lovers!