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Algeria was once apart of the French Empire, and a lot of wine was grown there. When the country declared it's independence, most of the winemakers headed to the France. Jean-Guy Lavau was one of those emigres. He and his wife Anne-Marie took charge of a wine cellar...read more
Sokol Blosser is one of those wineries everyone should know about. It's a historic family-owned Oregon winery that keeps on producing quality wines. It's great to see the current generation pushing quality levels even higher the last few years. The winery has always...read more
If you think of wine like art or architecture, then this is one of those wines that is on the "Must Taste" list. It's historically relevant to the origin of modern winemaking in Australia; it also stands on its own as a damn fine wine. This is the wine that put...read more
When students ask me where they should visit when traveling to Napa Valley, I'll rattle off a few wineries. If someone asks me if they should go to Sonoma or Napa, I'll always lead them towards the former. Take Robert Young winery. The winery is a barn, and the family...read more
One of the great strengths of the Oregon wine scene is that its founders came from all points of the globe from all types of backgrounds. Case in point is Ed King, Jr, the founder of King Estate in 1991, along with his son. Ed started life on a Dust Bowl-era wheat...read more
The winery is a project of Jackson Family Wines, and this 2013 Estate Pinot Noir is its debut vintage. A very new winery, but it's built on some seriously historic dirt. Carneros Hill is built on the site of the original Buena Vista Winery. In 1857, Agoston Haraszthy...read more
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This is where we feature all our favorite things. Great wines, top sommeliers, awesome winemakers, great articles, and charity events at the Wine School. If we really love it, or we think you should know about it, it’s going to be right here.
The National Wine School is opening up it's new Wine Scholar and Advanced Sommelier programs to our students. First up is the Food & Wine Scholar program, which is being held on Mondays, from October 16th to December 4th, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. This wine course...read more
Psyched for Wine I am always scouting for great wine writers, and I think I just discovered a fresh new talent. The blog Psyched for Wine is written by master-level sommelier candidate who is also a clinical psychologist. Ever wonder about the effect that psychology...read more
Editor's Note: This article is being updated. How to Start your Wine Career How to become a wine taster To become a professional wine taster, you need to earn your sommelier certification. Find a wine school near you. Register for a sommelier wine course Attend the...read more
Summer School is upon us! We just finished a fantastic week of the CORE program. Next up is the Old World Advanced Sommelier Certification. Whether or not you are planning on becoming a sommelier, this is the program you need to take. This is a deep dive of all the...read more
This wine knowledge article written by Keith Wallace of the Wine School was originally published by HealthFocus International in December, 2008 . HealthFocus is a marketing research and consulting firm specializing in consumer health & nutrition trends. Wine must be a...read more
Cooking Class! Corn And Zucchini Salad With Feta* 4 ears of corn, husked Kosher salt 4 small zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds), thinly sliced lengthwise on a mandoline 8-10 zucchini blossoms, torn into large pieces (optional) 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup...read more
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