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5 Scary Wine Faults and What You Should Know

Explanations from our favorite wine fault articles on the web, along with a “How Scary?” description, which aims to break down each “fault” in layman’s terms.

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Napa Valley Wine Academy Student Awarded Prestigious WSET Level 2 Prize

Each year, three students from the UK, USA, and Australia who achieve outstanding results in their WSET Level 2 exam become eligible to receive funds courtesy of The Laithwaite’s Prizes to study a wine or spirit-producing region of their choice.

We are proud to introduce Jonathan Houston, a student of Napa Valley Wine Academy, who was selected as a nominee for the prize and asked to submit an essay. Houston was chosen as one of three final award winners.

Student Spotlight: Frank Filippini

Student Spotlight: Get to Know Frank Filippini

Frank Filippini is a returning student to Napa Valley Wine Academy from Redwood City, California. He is a Senior Manager for the Americas Search Business Operations at Yahoo where he works to liaise between product, engineering, and sales teams. We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Frank, who has a passion for discovering and discussing wine with those around him. In this installment of our student spotlight, get to know Frank Filippini!

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Get to Know Dr. Dale Archer

Dr. Dale Archer is a returning student to Napa Valley Wine Academy from Lake Charles, Louisiana. He is a Medical Doctor, board certified Psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is also a New York Times Bestselling author and now add WSET graduate to his accomplishments.


6 Tips For The Rising Star Sommelier

Image credit: Jordan Curet/Aspen Daily News Greg Van Wagner is the Wine Director for two of Aspen, Colorado’s most popular restaurants, Jimmy’s and Jimmy’s Bodega. A “rising star” at just 28 years old, he makes wine recommendations on a nightly basis to locals and tourists alike, from the casual $40 bottle to the splurge $1,500 bottle. …

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Alder Yarrow Interviews Jancis Robinson

After having met Alder Yarrow at the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, knowing he contributes to JancisRobinson.com, I asked if he would interview Jancis about wine education–how it, particularly the WSET, played a part in her career and what advice she would give to new students of wine. His Q&A with her is below, and …

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