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5 Bordeaux Wine Facts Made Clear by Traveling

5 Bordeaux Wine Facts Made Clear by Traveling

French wine has always spoken to my heart and palate, so it is no mystery that I am drawn to the wines of one of the most historically important wine regions in the world, Bordeaux. My most recent travels took me on a wine adventure to a villa in Saint Émilion and...

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...
USE THIS FOOLPROOF METHOD TO ACE THOSE SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS

USE THIS FOOLPROOF METHOD TO ACE THOSE SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS

by Janet Kampen, WSET- Advanced USE THIS FOOLPROOF METHOD TO ACE THOSE SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS Statistically speaking, if a student fails the WSET Level 3 exam it’s because they failed the theory section, specifically, because they failed the short-answer questions....
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 Grape Variety Markers: White Grapes and Wines, Part II

Classic Grape Variety Markers: White Grapes and Wines, Part II

This is the second installment of markers for classic grapes and wines.  The last and initial post covered several of the most important white varieties including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. This post will wrap up the major white varieties including the...
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...

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