Monika Vescovi, dipWSET interviews Warren Winiarski world-famous Napa Valley Vintner, who owns and operates Arcadia Vineyards in the Coombsville AVA of Napa Valley, which produces Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. In 1976, Winiarski won the Judgment of Paris blind tasting for his 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon.
Peter Marks, MW tastes two wines and describes the sight, aromas, taste, and finish – then it is up to you to name the wine he is tasting. A great way to do a DRY Blind tasting and prepare you for your next blind tasting.
Episode 16, About a month ago, Christian Oggensfuss sat down with Vanessa Conlin, the Head of Wine at Wine Access to record this podcast. Since the recording, Conlin received the biggest news of her life—she had become a Master of Wine, one of just 467 in the world, and one of only 138 women to ever earn the credential.
In Episode 15, we sit down with Paul Mabray, the digital godfather, to the wine industry. We discuss his career and metamorphosis from young beer salesman to one of the leading proponents of the transformation of the wine industry from one that has historically been technology adverse to an industry that needs to embrace the power of digital and social marketing and new routes to the consumer.
One of Spain’s most popular regions today is Priorat. But in recent years, Priorat’s rise in fame is coupled with rising production costs and skyrocketing prices. A few miles away in the mountainous Montsant DO, which surrounds Priorat like a horseshoe, winemakers are busy turning out elegant, beautifully perfumed wines that retail for far less than their popular neighbor. This is a region that warrants the attention of every wine student, and we break down 5 reasons to get to know this up-and-coming DO.
Each year, three students from the UK, USA, and Australia who achieve outstanding results in their WSET Level 2 exam become eligible to receive funds courtesy of The Laithwaite’s Prizes to study a wine or spirit-producing region of their choice.
We are proud to introduce Jonathan Houston, a student of Napa Valley Wine Academy, who was selected as a nominee for the prize and asked to submit an essay. Houston was chosen as one of three final award winners.