The Wine Quiz

Test yourself against the best. See how you rank against Philly's top sommeliers.

Do you have what it takes to be a sommelier? Our Wine IQ quiz is the closest you will get to a sommelier test without paying tuition. These questions come from the official level three sommelier test. It’s time to test your wine knowledge!

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This Wine Quiz is Just the Beginning

We love wine.  We make it, teach it, buy it, live it. It’s our passion and our livelihood. If you are here, you are probably thinking about taking a class or wine course. You probably want to test yourself, see exactly what your Wine IQ really is.

This quiz is only 15 questions long, but don’t get smug. This is not your usual wine quiz, the questions are designed to test if your knowledge is authentic. Don’t be dismayed if you don’t get a high score. Take a look a the leaderboard. Most of those names are high level sommeliers, and at least one is a Master Sommelier.

The quiz does something even more important, it will guide you toward classes you should attend here at the Wine School of Philadelphia or at your local wine school. Not sure where to go to class? Not near Philly? No worries, you should check out SOMM for a listing of your local wine education venue.

 

 

The Sommelier Test

What is it, and why should I care?

If you are planning on a career in aerospace engineering or machine coding, then you probably won’t have any use for wine knowledge. Your friends are all probably on the wrong side of the spectrum, and you make a mid-six figure salary.  You’re probably in the only career that taking a sommelier test isn’t cool or useful.

Sommelier Salaries

If you are in the restaurant or wine trade, then earning your sommelier certificate is a smart course of action. On average, a person with their sommelier certification will enjoy an income that is over 50% higher than the average restaurant salary.

  • Average Sommelier Salary: $54,000
  • Sommelier with Advanced Certificate: $78,000
  • Sommelier with Master-Level Certificate: $150,000

Restaurant Salary Averages:

  • Restaurant Manager $49,000
  • Chef $50,000
  • Kitchen Manager $41,181

Wine Knowledge is Business Critical

Having a sommelier certificate is far more than being a somm. It’s almost as essential outside the restaurant industry as in it. In fact, the certificate itself isn’t even that important: it’s the knowledge earned that is mission-critical in today’s business environment.

Wine knowledge is key to every job where a client needs to be impressed, a promotion solidified, or a level of cultural sophistication is required. Knowing the ins-and-outs of wine can’t be learned in a book; most wine books are outdated and geared to consumerism. It requires taking a professional wine course.

Wine is the international litmus test for sophistication and intelligence. In a world where very few things translated into all cultures: wine knowledge stands above all other status symbols.

 

The Sommelier Test is the Winemaker’s Crutch

For people who dream of becoming a winemaker, sommelier certification is often a first step. Rather than jump directly into a 6-year educational program, a sommelier program is often the best use of time and money. Much of what is learned in a viticultural Masters of Science degree is also taught in a top-notch sommelier program.

 

Passing the Somm Exam

If you did well in our wine quiz, then congrations! You are on your way to earning your real certificate. However, there are things you really need to know before your sign up for a wine course.

  • Attend a Top Ranked Wine School.
    Taking classes at one of the best wine schools is like earning your degree at Harvard.  It’s better to earn a low-level certificate from a highly ranked school than  earn your Master-Level certification from one with a low SOMM Score. 
  • Take wine classes that include structured tastings
    To pass the sommelier test, you will need plenty of experience tasting wines  in a professional environment. Make sure the wine school you attend offers wine tastings in all their classes. 

 

Wine Quiz Leaderboard: The Top Somms

  1. 25 / 25 - todd m
  2. 25 / 25 - Andrew Gussman
  3. 25 / 25 - Tristan Prat-Vincent
  4. 25 / 25 - Bill
  5. 25 / 25 - Sean Holston
  6. 25 / 25 - Sean Holston
  7. 25 / 25 - Pasha Raza
  8. 25 / 25 - etyer6yjyue
  9. 25 / 25 - hv,jhv,
  10. 24 / 25 - Tristan Prat-Vincent
  11. 24 / 25 - Ivan Herrejon
  12. 24 / 25 - Ivan Herrejon
  13. 24 / 25 - Ivan Herrejon
  14. 24 / 25 - Ronaldburgess
  15. 24 / 25 - Girish
  16. 24 / 25 - g
  17. 24 / 25 - So
  18. 24 / 25 - Alan Champney
  19. 24 / 25 - Mary Gownley
  20. 24 / 25 - Philip
  21. 24 / 25 - ben sugg
  22. 24 / 25 - Tony Donato
  23. 24 / 25 - Davide
  24. 23 / 25 - Lena
  25. 23 / 25 - Jose B
  26. 23 / 25 - tm
  27. 23 / 25 - SMS
  28. 23 / 25 - adam
  29. 23 / 25 - Le Grand Coq
  30. 23 / 25 - Ivan Herrejon
  31. 23 / 25 - nick
  32. 23 / 25 - Denis
  33. 23 / 25 - Denis
  34. 23 / 25 - Denis
  35. 23 / 25 - Denis
  36. 23 / 25 - Denis
  37. 23 / 25 - Aaron
  38. 23 / 25 - harry
  39. 23 / 25 - patricia
  40. 23 / 25 - Sean Holston
  41. 23 / 25 - ben sugg
  42. 23 / 25 - ben sugg
  43. 22 / 25 - jane n
  44. 22 / 25 - kriss
  45. 22 / 25 - Michaels Johnson
  46. 22 / 25 - Rafik Samuel
  47. 22 / 25 - helmut gross
  48. 22 / 25 - Vic
  49. 22 / 25 - djhwine
  50. 22 / 25 - J Draper
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Monday, August 20 from 7:30 pm
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Wine Instructor Training & Certification

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Tuesday, September 4 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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Sunday, October 7 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Core Wine Course (Fall Semester)

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Sunday, October 7 from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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Italian Wine Specialist™

Italian Wine Specialist
Monday, October 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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