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The New "Soft" Drink
There are many legitimate reasons to abstain from or reduce the consumption of alcohol; for me, diet fads are not among them. I hope not to appear glib in passionately promoting wine culture and remain aware that for many, a mere sip of alcohol can l...
21 Feb 2020
Podcast: CMS History
, Brian Julyan, and
discuss the foundation of the Court of Master Sommeliers in the UK and US. Geoff Kruth also interviews former Master of the Vintners' Company Rupert Clevely on the organization's history and ties to the formation of the IMW, WSET, and CMS.
18 Feb 2020
Expert Guide: South Africa
We're excited to share our latest expert guide, which focuses on South Africa. Developed by
, it offers an in-depth perspective on the history, climate, geography, grapes, and regions of the country.
Read the guide here
14 Feb 2020
MW Essay: Ambient Yeasts
Our latest MW Perspectives essay is by Master of Wine
, GuildSomm's new director of education. Read her essay
, and join us in welcoming Ashley! For more on this subject, make sure you read our new
Winemaking Expert Gu...
31 Jan 2020
Podcast: Blind Tasting & Poetry
An interview with recent Master of Wine
Nick Jackson MW
about his personal approach to blind tasting and his MW Research Paper on wine in 17th-century British poetry.
Nick's new book,
, is available on Amazon.
22 Jan 2020
Aging Wine: Facts & Feelings
I’ve been told my palate favors decay. That might sound like an insult (and it may very well have been intended as one), but I find it a reasonable assessment. After all, my favorite foods include stinky cheese, dry-aged beef, and mushrooms&mda...
16 Jan 2020
Blind Tasting: 20 Questions (2/2)
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Video Short: Pruning
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Tasting group in NJ or Philly
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Northeast Pa tasting group.
Certified Study Group in LA
LA Blind Tasting Study Group- Certified
Portland, OR Tasting Group
Group in Minnesota