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…

    7 readers - By Wines of Croatia

    La maladie du sportif du vin

    … causé par un trop fort taux d’acidité because, well, le vin, ça acidifie. Abandonner cette passion n’étant pas une solution envisageable, je me tourne vers le naturopathe et ses geekeries d’herbes. Sommeliers-ères, chroniqueurs-euses ou simplement amateurs-trices, ce billet recèle des miracles végétaux pouvant rétablir votre équilibre acido-basique…

    By L'Apprentie Sommelière

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

    …A few of weeks ago, Armchair Sommelier won Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #11 (#MWWC11) and just like all winners of the Challenge, her “reward” was to choose the theme for the following Challenge (in this case #MWWC12). A few of us started the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge last summer with the desire to promote more creative wine writing…

    4 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

    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…

    1 readers - By Matt Mcginnis/ What Are you Drinking?

    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…

    3 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

    Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition 2014

    …I am a Sommelier. Not because I’ve earned a pin that says I’m certifiable certified from the Court of Master Sommeliers. It’s in my job title. But even before my current job, I was the sommelier at those other jobs. But at those places I was known as the “wine guy.” Saying “sommelier” in one of those places would return a confused look most…

    3 readers - By Mark Fusco/ Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

    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…

    15 readers - By Matt Mcginnis/ What Are you Drinking?

    Wines of South America by Evan Goldstein

    … became the eighth American and youngest ever at the time to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier examination. Since 1990 Evan has created wine education programs and service hospitality schools with Seagram Chateau & Estates Wines Company, Diageo, Allied Domecq, and most recently, as the Vice President of Global Wine & Brand Education…

    20 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

    The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge; My Best Friend Wine.

    … 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 it smells…

    9 readers - By Don Carter/

    Houston Sommeliers to Compete for Texas’ Best Sommelier

    … The post Houston Sommeliers to Compete for Texas’ Best Sommelier appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. The 10th anniversary of TEXSOM will take place at the Four Seasons Resort & Club in Las Colinas, Texas, from August 9 to 11. The Texas Sommelier’s Conference hosts wine professionals and connoisseurs from around the world allowing them…

    By Texas Wine Lover
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