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Understanding German Wine

Understanding German Wine

“Understanding German Wine” first appeared on TimGaiser.com on November 5, 2014. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission. Tim Gaiser plays host to “Mastering Germany” for Napa Valley Wine Academy’s “Master...
Terroirist’s Debate: A Resource for MW Candidates

Terroirist’s Debate: A Resource for MW Candidates

Ever heard of “deferred fermentation”? Or met a winemaker who believes native yeast ferments equate to loss of control? Or what impact cold-soaks truly have on wines, especially tannic wines? Well, for any Master of Wine candidates out there, we want to...
How to Tell You Have Mastered a Wine Region

How to Tell You Have Mastered a Wine Region

by Curtis Mann, DWS, Instructor, MW-Candidate Mastering a wine region requires a comprehensive understanding of that region. In simpler terms, it is digesting the why behind the region. For example, it is important to know what the yield restrictions are in the Grand...
50 Wine Facts from 50 United States

50 Wine Facts from 50 United States

by Jonathan Cristaldi  The United States of America are united on one front: all 50 states in the Union are, in some way shape or form, growing grapes and producing wine. For a country as a whole, we may not agree fully on anything, but this, rest assured, is fact and...

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