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Tastings and Submodalities

Wine Tasting and Submodalities: A Breakthrough Discovery In November of 2009 I worked with world-renowned behavioral scientist, Tim Hallbom, at the Everyday Genius Institute. Tim Hallbom and I spent hours deconstructing my tasting process. Our goal was to really...
How to Taste Wine

How to Taste Wine

In the blind tasting portion of the Master Sommelier exam a candidate is confronted with six wines and has 25 minutes to identify the vintage, grape variety(s), country, region and appellation using a very specific tasting technique called “deductive...
Have Yourself a Merry Little…

Have Yourself a Merry Little…

​In keeping with the ghost of Christmas blog posts past I will once again offer a humble list of potential gifts. I’ll also offer a bit of safe and sane advice: buy yourself something really nice for Christmas (Hint: you should do the same for your birthday). To...
Old Becomes New

Old Becomes New

A question I’m often asked by someone not in the industry is, “What’s new in the wine world?” If I ran into you in line at a local market and you asked said question at this point in time, I’d probably have a one-word response: “Furmint.” If not familiar, Furmint is...
Clearing the Mechanism

Clearing the Mechanism

October 29, 2014; game seven of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals.  In the bottom of the fifth inning Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner enters the game with the score tied 2-2.  In the remaining five innings of the game the...

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