So far, so good, but Wallace is still pursuing, continuing her studies even as she teaches others. "If you stop and you think, you get scared. I map out all the exams." She's seeking credentials through the Society of Wine Educators to better enable her to work with the Center of Wine Origins' educational outreach about the importance of a wine's provenance. At the same time, "I've been studying for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust exams," a prerequisite for the master of wine exam. "It's more academic in scope than the master sommelier, and I'm into writing and education. There are seven or eight masters of wine here in the U.S. Maybe I'll be the first African-American."