Archive for the Tag 'Sommelier'

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Somm navel gazing

Tweet Somm navel gazing? Last night, Jose chose a movie. We were both so happy to see Somm in Netflix. We had yet to see it. I love documentaries, so I was ready to love this one. Something I liked right away from this film… “Study wine, you study history.” I whole heartedly agree. As […]

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The HoseMaster of Wine® comes clean

The Hosemaster of Wine® comes clean, when it’s all said and done, and he’s just a great guy who’s very good at satire.

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A wine class you can take from the comfort of your own personal device, from Catherine Fallis, MS

Tweet Six Week Wine Expert Created by Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis, the Six Week Wine Expert is a web-based wine education program for both personal and professional enrichment. Designed so that you can go at your own pace (whether in six weeks, six days, or even six months), you can use whatever personal devices serves […]

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Wines geeks who love Greek wines ~ Who’s endorsing these delicious wines?

Tweet Thanks to the inspiration of Eklektikon LLC for motivation, I’ve decided to see who’s saying what about Greek wines; so you and I don’t get left in the dust with this one. Greece’s wine history chapter is behind us and a new chapter has been opened to all of us by a new generation […]

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Restaurant Wine by Ronn Wiegand ~ Submitting Samples

Tweet One of the greatest joys I’ve experienced in the wine business is the relationships that I’ve been able to build within the wine writing community. Ronn Wiegand, MS and MW, of Restaurant Wines is right up there with the best. Although he’s moved from Napa to Europe, the bond continues for this bright and […]

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Rating Sauvignon Blancs ~ The Claw Factor

Tweet Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that has a fascinating range. On one end of the spectrum, there are the commodity SBs. You know, the ones that have no character, no finesse, and something important is missing (like flavors). On the other end of the spectrum, you feel like you just finished cleaning the litter […]

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Educate Your Palate By Trying Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The Red Version

Tweet This is a lead-in from two earlier posts, because it sets the stage, if you didn’t read either blog: Wine and Lunch With the Somms and Sellers ~ Young’s Market Style Looking to Quickly Educate Your Palate? Try Tasting Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The White Version My friend Chang Liow of […]

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Wine and Lunch With the Somms and Sellers ~ Young’s Market Style

Tweet My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a recent wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a wine person, along with being a foodie, you’ll marvel at his wine list. It’s one that gets […]

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Wine Basics ~ The Beginners Guide, by Brett Graham

Tweet Last Friday, I talked about A Fabulous Holiday Gift for Your Favorite Wine Enthusiast ~ Le Nez Du Vin by Jean Lenoir. The Le Nez du Vin wine aroma kits, although great for beginners to get a handle on wine aromas, is more suited to a bit more advanced wine enthusiasts… people who fancy […]

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A Fabulous Holiday Gift for Your Favorite Wine Enthusiast ~ Le Nez Du Vin by Jean Lenoir

Tweet The Le Nez du Vin wine aroma kit is the original of all wine aroma kits on the market. Nobody does it better… It’s the Bentley of wine aromas, discovered by Jean Lenoir some 30 years ago… Often imitated, it can’t possibly be duplicated. Nor can there exist anything quite like it for a […]