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Episode 6 – Master of Wine vs Master Sommelier

Episode 6 – Master of Wine vs Master Sommelier

In Episode 6 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we explore the differences between the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier certification programs. We speak to Peter Marks, Master of Wine and Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier two of the most influential...
A Podcast interview with Richard Mendelson

A Podcast interview with Richard Mendelson

In Episode 1 we interview Richard Mendelson about his role in helping establish some Napa Valley’s 16 AVA (American Viticultural Areas) and his book “Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure” Richard shares his personal...

The Five Wines to Drink During Carnival (and a bonus)

Written by David Pierce-Feith Mardi Gras is the seminal New Orleans event. From Mid City through the Treme, around the French Quarter, into the Marigny and Bywater and down St. Charles Avenue we celebrate our identity with wine, food and song. And beads and throws....

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...

Wine(maker) Wednesday: Joel Aiken

Winemaking icon, Joel Aiken helped us launch our inaugural Wine(maker) Wednesday and we could not have asked for a better partner! Guests were treated to a guided tasting of four terroir-driven wines, while Joel shared his long history in Napa Valley and winemaking...

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