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How to Plan a Sherry Wine Tasting

How to Plan a Sherry Wine Tasting

Originally published 01 September 2016 by LUCAS PAYA @lucaspaya on www.sherry.wine International Sherry Week is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than to host your own Sherry wine tasting with great friends, delicious food, and spectacular wines!...
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...
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...
Tasting Interview: Gilian Handelman

Tasting Interview: Gilian Handelman

Gilian Handelman Gilian Handelman is the current director of education and communications for Jackson Family Wines. She began her career as an assistant sommelier in 1987 at Pierce’s restaurant in the Finger Lakes region of New York but quickly moved into the...

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