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The Definitive Guide to Bordeaux

The Definitive Guide to Bordeaux

by Shelley Cartland Bordeaux is perhaps the most recognized wine region in the world and France’s number one producer of premium wines. And while Bordeaux is known all over the world as the veritable epicenter of quality wine production, it is also one of the most...
The Definitive Guide to Burgundy

The Definitive Guide to Burgundy

To truly understand fine wine, you must study the classic regions. And at the top of that list is Burgundy (Bourgogne in French). With around 2,000 years of wine history, Burgundy sets the benchmark for the purest expressions of the region’s star...
5 Study Tips To Help You Pass The French Wine Scholar Exam

5 Study Tips To Help You Pass The French Wine Scholar Exam

Why would anyone go through the agony of studying and sitting for an exam in French wine? The answer is quite simple: knowing French wine, culture, and history means that you possess one of the greatest foundations of wine knowledge, period. Is it intimidating? Yes....
Wine Education: When To Get Certified

Wine Education: When To Get Certified

Vector image credit: iStock.com/svinka. If you’re thinking about getting into the wine industry, a fundamental first step is to get educated about wine, because the path to your ideal job in the industry may not reveal itself until you’ve realized the...
Adventures in Alsace

Adventures in Alsace

Cover Image: The village of Niedermorschwihr. Photo Credit: Wines of Alsace. by Shelley Cartland Before my multi-country solo wine tour, my answer to “What is your favorite wine?” was always: “French, anything French.” But to be honest, I only truly knew the most...

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