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Episode 6 – Master of Wine vs Master Sommelier

Episode 6 – Master of Wine vs Master Sommelier

In Episode 6 of our ongoing podcast series, The Stories Behind Wine, we explore the differences between the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier certification programs. We speak to Peter Marks, Master of Wine and Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier two of the most influential...
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...
Wine Education Differences That Matter

Wine Education Differences That Matter

The onset of August in Napa Valley signals the beginning of an exciting few months, when the air itself is perfumed with the fragrant smells of crush. Vigorous vines lush with fruit undergo an energetic transmutation from plant to human, as harvest workers abound with...
Peter Marks, MW, on the Liberated Enjoyment of Wine and Food

Peter Marks, MW, on the Liberated Enjoyment of Wine and Food

So much is being said and written about wine and food pairing. However, wine and food should be enjoyed together, not paired. “Paired” suggests that a certain wine must be served with a particular type of food. But in reality, your chances of enjoying wine and food...

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