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Winemaker Dan Petroski Talks Climate Change in Napa Valley 

In a special Op-Ed authored for Seven Fifty Daily, Dan Petroski, winemaker for Larkmead Vineyards and Massican Winery, offered a stark view of how climate change will impact Napa Valley in the coming years. The piece inspired a lot of questions for us. We reached out to Petroski for comment on some of the matters we feel are most important for students of wine.

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How to Become a Napa Valley Wine Expert

It may not be possible to pinpoint the pivotal moment when Napa Valley became famous for wine, however, it is now possible for you to become a genuine Napa Valley Wine Expert through the Napa Valley Wine Academy’s new online course.

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To Learn About Wine, Focus On Building Your Confidence

by Alicia Cypress I was recently at a new restaurant with some friends and we were talking to one of the owners about their eclectic wine list. He was telling us story after story about the three wines we were trying to decide between — details about the producer and how the wine was made, …

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Understanding German Wine

“Understanding German Wine” first appeared on TimGaiser.com on November 5, 2014. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission. Tim Gaiser plays host to “Mastering Germany” for Napa Valley Wine Academy’s “Master Series” LIVE Webinars. Learn more.  by Tim Gaiser, MS There are two countries that instill fear in the hearts and minds of MS …

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50 States 50 Wine Facts

50 Wine Facts from 50 United States

by Jonathan Cristaldi  The United States of America are united on one front: all 50 states in the Union are, in some way shape or form, growing grapes and producing wine. For a country as a whole, we may not agree fully on anything, but this, rest assured, is fact and not up for debate. …

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Italian Wine Laws

Decoding the Language of Italian Wine Laws From IGT to DOP

by Geralyn Brostrom, CWE, IWP, VIA Italian Wine Expert / images courtesy of Geralyn and Jack Brostrom, authors of Into Italian Wine: The Italian Wine Professional Certification Course. EDITOR’S NOTE: Napa Valley Wine Academy is the only school in America offering the Italian Wine Professional course online. Learn more about becoming an Italian wine expert …

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The Definitive Guide to Bordeaux

by Shelley Cartland Bordeaux is perhaps the most recognized wine region in the world and France’s number one producer of premium wines. And while Bordeaux is known all over the world as the veritable epicenter of quality wine production, it is also one of the most intimidating and confusing wine regions, particularly for anyone who …

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10 Tips For Getting Into the Wine Business

Tim Hanni is the first American along with Joel Butler to earn the title of “Master of Wine.” He is an accomplished speaker and author, and instructor at Napa Valley Wine Academy. Below are 10 tips from Tim on getting into the wine business, and if those peak your interest, you might just want to …

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Wines From Italy: Donnafugata and Tenute Rubino

L to R: Nino Santoro, Vineyard Manager and José Rallo, Owner, Donnafugata Winery. With the Italian Wine Professional course from Italian Wine Central slated to take place at our Napa Valley Wine Academy HQ in just two weeks, we wanted to highlight four wines that students will be tasting during the course. These four–two from …

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