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  1. #11
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    Re: Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    Now, now guys. Let's not go all Parker on the writer, editor, chef. I think he's onto the greatest thing since the Little Orphan Annie secret decoder ring. Any of you SBers with "real world bourbon experience" plus $50 for the book, $25 for the guidelines, and $225 for the test can then hang our your shingle to practice bourbonology. Somebody's going to pay it. Somebody always pays it.
    Option B is to spend the $300 on bourbon and become self-taught and self-certified.
    Option C: After you have consumed $300 of bourbon, send me $10 and I'll print you an ornate Gothic-lettered certificate, suitable for framing, that authorizes you to practice bourbonology in The Great State of Inebriation. (Or Commonwealth if you prefer.)
    WOW! I cannot wait to see what I get when I drink $1000 worth of bourbon! It is like saving Bazooka comics for grown-ups.

  2. #12
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    Re: Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)

    I like how bourbon is, "usually" aged in new barrels. Could anyone determine who these folks are?

  3. #13
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    Re: Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Pollito View Post
    I like how bourbon is, "usually" aged in new barrels. Could anyone determine who these folks are?
    Never mind. I would like to try his food. Sounds like he is a really accomplished Chef. Perhaps the Chef has lent his name to the project? Maybe one of our Colorado members can do a little intel for us. Good excuse to go out for a nice dinner.

  4. #14
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    Re: Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)

    What credentials does this person have to give a test? Master chef? Not a CSS. CSS cert costs about 250 to take the test at least they are accredited.
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

  5. #15
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    Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)

    He may very well be an excellent chef but it should be pointed out that he is an "honorary master chef" a title I'm not familiar with. I've been in the business for 25 years and I've never heard it used. As to the question about credentials, none are needed. The diploma is made up. There is no bourbon sommelier society. I give him credit for being passionate but clearly he lacks even the basic information on the subject. Hopefully his educational materials are more accurate than his web page. The term sommelier means wine waiter.
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
    T. Durden

  6. #16
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    Re: Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)

    I wasn't going to click on the site until I read the posts and, oh my.

  7. #17
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    Re: Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil T View Post
    PHC is made by Beam...they just had the wrong Beam
    Ya got me Phil!....
    Insert TheNovaMan's signature here (___________)

  8. #18
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    Re: Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)


  9. #19
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    Re: Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)

    It's Chef Victor Matthews of Paragon Culinary School.

    http://www.paragonculinaryschool.com/

    You know what they say about fools and their money...

  10. #20
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    Re: Get certified! I mean if you are certifiable :)

    Wonder how the fool got the money in the first place.

 

 

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