• pippa is totally trying to be a grapefriend

      First, she said in her book that she likes wine and drinks it as part of a healthy diet. Holla. Now it’s been reported that she’s taking her grape love to the next level, taking and passing an advanced wine course. She took it via Grape Experience, which is a WSET approved class provider. This organization administers the tough diploma program for sommeliers, as seen in the doc Somm.

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  • Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #13 (#MWWC13)

    … it is just there as a “guide”). Include the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge badge (above) that was designed by the very first winner, The Armchair Sommelier. Remember to vote! I will try and secure another outside judge for this month’s Challenge. If I succeed, the judge will choose the winner from the top three vote-getters. If I fail, the winner…

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  • New Issue of The SOMM Journal Features Zinfandel from Croatia

    … The Sommelier Journal, recently re-launched and re-branded as The SOMM Journal, just published its October/November 2014 issue (Vol. 1/ No. 3), which includes an article entitled “Zinfandel – A Sort of Homecoming”, written by Wines of Croatia founder, Certified Sommelier, and regular contributor to this blog, Cliff Rames. The article’s teaser…

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  • La maladie du sportif du vin

    … 30 wines chez Trimbach and felt absolutely fine both that evening and, more importantly, the following morning. Jancis, I hear you. Le pire avec le problème d’acidité c’est le réveil désagréable et douloureux. Par contre mon geek naturopathe me proposait davantage le Chardon-marie pour contrer les troubles digestifs. Pour lui cette plante est un…

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  • Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #12 (#MWWC12): Reminder

    … for some inspiration here are the links to the previous winning posts: MWWC1 – Transportation The Armchair Sommelier MWWC2 – Trouble My Custard Pie MWWC3 – Possession The Wine Kat MWWC4 – Oops Confessions of a Wine Geek MWWC5 – Feast The drunken cyclist MWWC6 – Mystery The SAHMmelier MWWC7 – Devotion The Sweet Sommelier MWWC8 – Luck…

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  • Sommelier’s Top Wine Recommendations from TEXSOM

    … A breakdown of sparkling, white and red wine from the 10th annual Texas Sommelier Conference. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when walking through the vast canyons of wines at the store. Faced with that immense selection, it’s tempting just to pick the same wine we know. On the flip side, the thousands of different wines present a fantastic…

    Matt Mcginnis/ What Are you Drinking?- 1 readers -
  • What’s New is What You Can’t See!

    … rating systems award 50 points just for being wine. So if the wine really stinks, it still gets 50 points! The system that I’m using – based on one that’s been used in the technology world for ages – allows me to rate every aspect of the wine loosely based on the famous Grid that’s the creation of the Court of Master Sommeliers/Guild of Sommeliers…

    Vegas Wineaux- 3 readers -
  • 10th Annual TEXSOM Highlights

    … Its like Christmas in August, or, summer camp for wine pros. The tenth anniversary of the Texas Sommelier Conference, AKA TEXSOM, held at the Four Seasons Hotel Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas drew 900 sommeliers and wine enthusiasts to participate in educational seminars, wine tastings and tons of fun networking. This year 39 Master…

    Matt Mcginnis/ What Are you Drinking?- 15 readers -
  • The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge; My Best Friend Wine.

    … The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge is a writing competition & this month’s theme is “Friend” #MWWC11. Since I’ve mentioned my friendship with wine in several blogs I’m revisiting some of those thoughts in a single blog entitled … My Best Friend Wine. “Writing is a lonely job, unless you’re a drinker, in which case you always have a friend…

    Don Carter/ winesnark.comin Chardonnay- 9 readers -
  • Houston Sommeliers to Compete for Texas’ Best Sommelier

    … of the highlights of TEXSOM is the Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition. The competition presented by Texas Monthly will include 25 Texas Sommeliers competing for the title. The competition pits sommeliers from around the state against each other and tests their sommelier skills in various aspects such as blind tasting, wine knowledge, and service. The winner…

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  • Sommelier, Con’t & Summer Wines

    Sharing a little more about my experience with the Court of Master Sommeliers Intro Sommelier exam at the Bellagio. It was interesting, fun, and rewarding, because I passed. ...

    Vegas Wineaux- 1 readers -
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