• Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #13 (#MWWC13)

      Last week, Anatoli of Talk-a-Vino won the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #12 (#MWWC12) and just like all winners of the Challenge, his “reward” was to choose the theme for the following Challenge (in this case #MWWC13). A few of us started the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge last summer with the desire to promote more creative wine writing.

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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

    … Le moment est venu pour moi de me mettre à nu et de crisser mon foie sur la table une fois(!) pour toutes: sachez, amoureux du vin, qu’un problème d’équilibre acido-basique vous guette. En un an, j’ai eu à tour de rôle ulcère, brûlements d’estomac, le sentiment de me sentir en lendemain de cuite alors que je n’avais pas bu la veille, tout cela…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge; My Best Friend Wine.

    … quickly blossomed into a full-blown love affair. Eventually I bought a fine wine store and went to school to become a certified sommelier. I aced the class on “Terroir; Between Medoc and a Hard Place” but I struggled with “Condescending Comments 101” and “How to Demean, Disparage and Patronize 102”. I’m certainly attracted to wine because of the way…

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  • 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. ...

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