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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.

Diggin In

Terroirist’s Debate: A Resource for MW Candidates

Ever heard of “deferred fermentation”? Or met a winemaker who believes native yeast ferments equate to loss of control? Or what impact cold-soaks truly have on wines, especially tannic wines? Well, for any Master of Wine candidates out there, we want to draw your attention to an article co-authored by our very own Editor-in-Cheif, Jonathan Cristaldi, …

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Thanksgiving Wines to Drink

5 Wines to DRINK this Thanksgiving

We know there are plenty of lists out there on wines to pair with foods on Thanksgiving. But what about a list that is devoted entirely to wines meant for drinking? Period. No fuss over pairing with certain foods–just sip, dice that onion, sip, slice those carrots, sip, peel those potatoes, sip, take in some …

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MS vs MW

What’s the Difference between the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Exam?

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn on September 16, 2015. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission. by Peter Marks, MW Last week the Institute of Masters of Wine announced the results of the annual MW exam and 19 new Masters of Wine have joined the ranks, bringing the total number of MWs worldwide to …

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Wine and Burger

Peter Marks, MW, on the Liberated Enjoyment of Wine and Food

So much is being said and written about wine and food pairing. However, wine and food should be enjoyed together, not paired. “Paired” suggests that a certain wine must be served with a particular type of food. But in reality, your chances of enjoying wine and food together can be increased dramatically by balancing specific …

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