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Sommelier Certification: Getting To Know American Wine Through Oregon, Washington And New York

Sommelier Certification: Getting To Know American Wine Through Oregon, Washington And New York

“Did you know that every state in the US makes wine?” Today’s instructor for the sommelier certification course through Sommelier Society of America course in New York City is Tad Drouet, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) through the Society of […]

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Sommelier Certification: Exploring The Dizzying World Of Fortified Wine

Stephanie Frederick, our instructor for today’s Sommelier Society of America fortified wines class, glances confused around the sparse room. “Either everyone is on vacation or they didn’t think fortified wines were important. Well they are and they will be on […]

Sommelier Certification: Exploring The Delicious World Of Italian Wine

Sommelier Certification: Exploring The Delicious World Of Italian Wine

“Do you know what Italians do when they eat? They drink wine. Do you know what Italians do when they drink wine? They eat. It goes hand in hand.” We’re into the Italy portion of my sommelier certification course with […]

Sommelier Certification: France’s Bordeaux Wine Region Made Simple (Including Budget-Friendly Bottle Suggestions)

Sommelier Certification: France’s Bordeaux Wine Region Made Simple (Including Budget-Friendly Bottle Suggestions)

Bordeaux. The name evokes images of some of the world’s most pricey, complex, age-worthy and indulgent labels. While this French wine region makes some of the world’s most expensive wines, there are even more affordable and worthwhile options that come […]

Carrot, Dandelion And Maple: An Epicurious Guide To Lesser-Known Fruit Wines

Carrot, Dandelion And Maple: An Epicurious Guide To Lesser-Known Fruit Wines

Making over 4,500 varieties of the beverage, grapes are typically the staple ingredient in wine; however, if you’d like even more choices wine can also be made without any grapes at all. In fact, many cultures first created wines with […]