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Student Success Story – Jeff Lewis

Student Success Story – Jeff Lewis

This month’s success story comes to us from the Pacific Northwest, in Oregon.  Jeff Lewis is a graduate of our WSET Level 3 Award in Wine credential and used this internationally-recognized certification to further expand his wine career; taking a winemaking...
Three Yoga Poses for Exam Success

Three Yoga Poses for Exam Success

You’ve spent weeks, if not months, studying. You’ve stayed up myriad nights reading, highlighting, making flashcards, and learning the names of grapes that you cannot even pronounce. You’ve canceled social engagements, turned off your phone more often than not, and...
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....