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What it’s like to be an enologist

What it’s like to be an enologist

If you’re fascinated by the natural world, you enjoy research, and you love using the tools of science to solve problems, the wine world has more to offer you than late-night grad school study fuel. Enology, the cellar counterpart to viticulture, is the science of...
Four things I learned about Pinot Noir

Four things I learned about Pinot Noir

My first wine job was in a winery that specialized in single-vineyard Pinot Noir in an AVA petition written based on its apparent similarity to Burgundy. My most recent job had me working with one of the best Burgundy portfolios in the country. It’s safe to say that...
Episode 8 – Mary Margaret McCamic MW

Episode 8 – Mary Margaret McCamic MW

In Episode 8 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Mary Margaret McCamic one of only 45 Masters of Wine residing in the United States, of whom just 16 are women. She discusses her journey to becoming one of the wine world’s top experts,...
Lessons learned from working a harvest

Lessons learned from working a harvest

I’ve written before about the value of working a harvest at a winery. From Western New York to Stellenbosch to Central Wisconsin and now the Willamette Valley, I’ve found that harvest offers a wealth of experience and hands-on skill building that can serve wine...
Episode 7 – Angela Maculan

Episode 7 – Angela Maculan

In Episode 7 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we speak to Angela Maculan the globe-trotting ambassador for her family estate in the Breganze DOC of northern Italy. Angela shares with us what it’s like to be a woman in the male-dominated wine...

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