Oh shit. This does not look good.
I completed Exam 1 towards my CSC designation in November. I've been putting off Exam 2. Anyways, for some reason, I booked the exam for April 21. Wanted to switch it today to May 1, because, well, havn't studied. Guess what - CSI charges a $165 fee if you don't switch exams 14 days in advance. With tax, that's a bit more than $173. So...obviously I'm not going to pay.
Come on, I can buy lots of great wine for that much money. So, I have about 6 days to study and basically, I have to learn the whole course in that amount of time. I've done crazy stuff like that before - nevertheless, broke out in a sweat when I realized how little time I had, but I'll manage. I'm a warrior. I'll keep y'all posted on how I do. Pretty sure I'll be panicking by the weekend.
Mouton Rothschild released prices today, at €100 per bottle. Not a bad price actually. As it should be, the Bordeaux wine trade is a gentleman's business, and this year, it's being conducted as such. The First Growths are keeping to their word of cutting prices, although the reductions could certainly be more substantial. Let's see if there's a trickle effect on the rest of the classified wines. Léoville-Las-Cases, I'm counting on you!
Decanter has conveniently placed all the latest prices on the same page: Latest Bordeaux 2008 Prices.