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Cru 7: Jacqueline Smith, Assistant Wine Director of Cru Cellars

By April 24, 2018Podcast

In 2014, when she was 21 years old, Jackie dove into the wine game in a big way. In just a few years she was already Assistant Wine Director of the (ahem) best wine bar in Tampa Bay, and had established herself as one of the experts of the natural wine scene in the area.


Fresh off her successful mastery of the Level 3 WSET, Jackie sits down with us to talk about the value (or lack thereof) in wine certification courses. With the programs offered by the International Sommelier Guild, Court of Master Sommeliers, Society of Wine Educators, and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, what is an aspiring Somm to choose? And what about the person who just wants to get deep into wine, without turning it into a career? (Answer: Cru U)

Featured wine: Dm. Diochon Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais 2016

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