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Why Sommelier Certifications Matter

Sommelier certifications are increasingly popular with both wine enthusiasts and professionals. Whether you are curious about wine education or looking to advance your wine career, sommelier certifications can be an intelligent …

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Wine Tasting 101

Tasting wine fundamentally differs from drinking wine: Wine tasting aims to form an appreciation for the wine and its components. This intrinsically precludes overindulging. If you do, you’ll never remember what …

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Wine Glass Guide

Unless you plan to guzzle directly from the bottle, investing in wine glasses is a good idea. Sure, you could use those little water glasses leftover from college, or you could …

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Wines for Beginners

For those of us in the wine trade, it’s hard to remember what it felt like to be a beginner. The nerves. The uncertainty. The fear of being judged.Being new to …

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Adair Vineyards – New Paltz, NY

Located in a charming barn over 200 years old, Adair Vineyards offers an enjoyable and educational winery experience infused with a passion for charity. Mark, who owns Adair with his wife, …

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Grange of Prince Edward – Canada

Prince Edward CountyIt had been about seven years since my significant other and I had been to the up-and-coming wine area of Prince Edward County (referred to as “The County” locally), …

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Foxen 7200, Santa Barbara

The ShackThe Shack – the name alone holds some intrigue. This Foxen Vineyard tasting room was recommended to us by another winery. Several questions immediately came to mind – is it …

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Zaca Mesa Winery, Santa Barbara

Syah is Complicated for a VegetarianIt is not so easy for a vegetarian (or at least this vegetarian) to really love Syrah. This Rhône varietal typically has a bouquet that is …

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Kastania Vineyards, Sonoma

The moment you walk into Kastania, you feel like you are visiting an old friend. My significant other and I were instantly and warmly greeted by Hoot Smith, who introduced himself …

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