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5 Must Know Facts About Napa Valley’s History

How did the world first discover and fall in love with the wines of Napa Valley? One could not dispute that the highest impact event was the 1976 Judgment of Paris where California wines bested their French counterparts in both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay...
Advice for Students Taking the Certified Sommelier Examination

Advice for Students Taking the Certified Sommelier Examination

The Certified Sommelier Examination was introduced in December of 2005. Previously students who passed the MS Introductory examination could apply directly to the Advanced Course after waiting the required years’ time.  More often than not first time students did...
Classic Grapes Variety Markers: Red Grapes and Wines, Part II

Classic Grapes Variety Markers: Red Grapes and Wines, Part II

This is the fourth and final post of my list of markers for classic grapes and wines.  The last post included markers for Cabernet family grapes, Pinot Noir and Gamay. This final post will include markers for Rhône grapes and more.  As I’ve previously written, the...
The Beginning Taster: Challenges and Strategies Part I

The Beginning Taster: Challenges and Strategies Part I

Last week I was working with a corporate client leading a tasting for some 50 of their employees. The experience level in the group ranged from a few seasoned veterans to a larger group not much beyond the novice level.  As Iasked them to examine a particular wine I...
Submodalities: the Structure of Thought — the Fabric of Experience

Submodalities: the Structure of Thought — the Fabric of Experience

www.ukmums.tv “The future seems bright.”  “I just can’t get any distance from it.” “He’s blowing it all out of proportion.” “My mind went blank.”Sound familiar?  Odds are you’ve probably heard all of them at some point as they’re commonly used sayings.  But they may...

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