Introductory Sommelier Exam (CMS)

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Introductory Sommelier Exam (CMS) Flashcards

The most thorough, organized, and efficient set of wine flashcards that will solidify your wine foundation and help you pass any level 1 somm exam.  This comprehensive set of over 1500 flashcards will help you learn, retain, and recall major grapes, regions, laws, and how wine is made from grape to glass with our spaced repetition study platform.

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Popping the Cork on the World of Wine: the Best Level 1 Wine Study App

Are you an absolute beginner-to-intermediate wine student, enthusiast, or professional looking to expand your knowledge of wine regions, grapes, styles, and production methods from around the world? Maybe you’re studying for a foundational or introductory sommelier exam and don’t have time to write your own flashcards, or simply don’t know what to study? This full-perspective, comprehensive class covers the basics you need, the specifics you crave, and everything you need to know for any intro wine exam.

We Help the Material Stick

Whether you’ve recently shifted your career to wine or you’re a student committed to progressing through the levels of sommelier certifications, this class gives full instruction with an unfussy, straightforward approach to learning more about wine. Designed with budding sommeliers and new wine students in mind, you’ll learn about wine laws, labeling terms, the differences between Champagne and other sparkling wines, and what makes Sherry different from Port. Detailed, expert instruction will help efficiently broaden your baseline knowledge in everything from which grapes grow where and what they taste like, what influences wine quality, labeling term definitions, and how best to serve, store, and pair wine. By using this class we can help you study BETTER & FASTER so you RETAIN MORE and have QUICKER RECALL.

The Best App for Your Introductory Wine Exam Prep

Brainscape's insider team of wine professionals has worked tirelessly to create the most comprehensive set of flashcards for wine-exam takers and wine enthusiasts. If you’re determined to increase your wine knowledge or you’re starting with a clean slate, this class is the best place to begin learning.

More Dependable Than Any Other Resource

Recognizing that there was no proper study tool or any other wine class up to our own standards for the basic, necessary materials covered in introductory sommelier exams, this course was developed and written by an industry veteran who has worked in several facets of the wine industry, including retail, restaurants, and distribution. This class was written to help those who are sitting for first-level wine exams to pass them; it is also an extensive resource for those not in the industry but who are passionate about wine and want to boost their knowledge. Brainscape’s author spent numerous hours poring over the most current books and broke down massive amounts of information into the most convenient and digestible language possible. We then had a high-level industry professional proofread the flashcards to refine the content, and now you can benefit from the most comprehensive, clear study solution for any wine or sommelier exam.

About the Content in the Introductory First-Level Sommelier Course

This wine course contains over 1500 flashcards that provide an in-depth review of all major subject areas in the world of wine: viticulture, winemaking, and most important grapes across the globe. We’ve streamlined the information collected across several resources so you gain a focused, deeper understanding and appreciation of why wines taste the way they do.

Why Brainscape Works:

Brainscape’s learning scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a complete, scientifically optimized learning platform specifically for the mobile environment.

Brainscape's proprietary learning algorithm, called Confidence-Based Repetition (CBR), spaces the repetition of each bite-sized concept according to the right interval for YOUR brain. Brainscape also uses a proprietary system called Intelligent Cumulative Exposure (ICE), which introduces concepts incrementally, gradually increasing difficulty according to YOUR individualized confidence and knowledge levels.

With Brainscape’s Introductory First-Level Sommelier Wine course, you get:

  • More than 1500 cards with in-depth coverage of the most important grapes, the regions in which they’re grown, wine storage and service, and winemaking
  • Explanations of wine laws, labeling terms, aging requirements, and classifications so you have a thorough understanding of each topic covered
  • Links to videos and online resources for deep-dive learning
  • Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress
  • A carefully tailored curriculum that builds on previous concepts and guides you from grape to glass
  • In-sync studying across Brainscape’s website and all your iOS devices Now go crush that exam!

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136 current learners

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  • Thea Beckman
  • Samantha Holley
  • Benjamin Yule

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Lessons in this Class


# Deck Name Num. of Cards
1

Viticulture

Learn about how grapes are grown, vineyard influences, topography, climate, and soil types.

76
2

Vinification

Learn the steps to make red, white, and rosé wines from harvest to packaging.

53
3

Tasting: How To Do It Deductively

How to evaluate a wine by sight, nose, and palate. Learn faults and what they smell like, and how to deduce what the wine is.

66
4

Food + Wine Pairing

Learn the primary principles and methods on how to pair wine with food.

11
5

Eu Wine Law

Learn quality levels, wine law, and recent rule revisions to protected appellations.

30
6

Burgundy

Learn the history, local geography + topography, major grapes + appellations, appellation hierarchy, and vinification methods for this iconic region.

103
7

Bordeaux

Learn the history, local geography + topography, major grapes + appellations, appellation hierarchy, and vinification methods for this iconic region.

75
8

Champagne

Learn the history, local geography + topography, major grapes, and vinification method + steps for this iconic region.

58
9

Sparkling Wine Methods

Learn the different ways to make sparkling wine.

13
10

Italian, Spanish, And Other French Sparkling Wines

Learn about specific sparkling wines, their grapes, and how they are made.

14
11

Loire Valley

Learn the local geography, topography, and climate, along with major grapes and vinification methods for this iconic region.

47
12

Alsace

Learn the local geography, topography, and climate, along with appellation hierarchy, major grapes and vinification methods for this iconic region.

28
13

Rhône Valley

Learn the local geography, topography, and climate, along with appellation hierarchy, major grapes, and vinification methods for this iconic region.

44
14

Italy Overview: Wine Law, Geography, Doc System, Labeling Terms

Learn quality levels, wine law, and labeling terminology.

28
15

Northern Italy

Learn the regions of Northern Italy: their topography, climate, grapes, appellations, and wines.

65
16

Central Italy

Learn the regions of Central Italy: their topography, climate, grapes, appellations, and wines.

18
17

Southern Italy

Learn the regions of Southern Italy: their topography, climate, grapes, appellations, and wines.

21
18

Germany Overview: G Is, Wine Law, Prädikats

Learn the major regions, Prädikat system, climate, and topography of Germany.

42
19

Germany: Wine Regions

Learn the specifics about Germany's wine regions and the grapes grown there, the styles produced, and why they taste they way they do.

40
20

Austria

Learn about Austrian wine law, important regions, classifications + hierarchy, and major grapes + styles.

36
21

Spain

Learn about Spain's DO system, major growing regions + their grapes + styles, climate, and topography. Does not include Sherry.

55
22

Portugal

Learn about Portugal's DOP system, major growing regions + their grapes + styles, climate, and topography. Does not include Port.

26
23

U.S. Wine Laws + California

Learn U.S. winemaking history, its important figures, and appellation law, plus California's winemaking regions, grapes, and styles.

72
24

Oregon, Washington, New York

Learn topography, climate, major grapes, regional wine laws, and important AVAs for these states.

29
25

Chile + Argentina

Learn the history of viticulture in each country, plus each country's unique topography, major regions and grapes, and important subregions.

63
26

South Africa

Learn South Africa's wine history, WO system, wine laws, climate, topography, and major grapes.

30
27

Australia

Learn Australia's states, climates, GIs + major regions, grapes, and wine styles.

65
28

New Zealand

Learn New Zealand's wine laws, major wine growing areas, grapes, and styles.

49
29

Fortified Wine: Sherry

Learn the geography, topography, climate, major grapes, solera system, and maturation techniques of Sherry.

38
30

Fortified Wine: Madeira

Learn Madeira's history, geography, topography, climate, major grapes, and maturation techniques.

22
31

Fortified Wine: Port

Learn Port's history, geography, topography, climate, grapes, soil, and styles.

31
32

Fortified Wine: Vin Doux Naturel

Learn where and how VDNs are made, and major grapes.

9
33

Sweet Wines

Learn the ways and methods in which sweet wines are made, major countries/regions that make sweet wine, and their grapes.

28
34

Beer

Learn how beer is made, and its ingredients, categories, and major styles.

24
35

Sake

Learn how sake is made, plus its ingredients, quality grades, and styles.

31
36

Cider

Learn where cider is made, how it's made, and its styles.

16
37

Spirits: Whisk(E)Y

Learn the major types of stills and their differences, process of distillation, the countries where whiskey is made, and the raw materials used.

32
38

Spirits: Brandy

Learn about wine-based + fruit-based brandies, major AOPs for brandy, their base ingredients, and aging requirements.

19
39

Spirits: Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Mezcal, Rum

Learn the origins, fermentation, distillation, and aging requirements for these clear spirits.

29
40

Apéritifs + Digestifs

Learn when to serve these, what their bases are, and specific products based on their primary flavor.

15