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Blind Tasting Video: Red Wines
our second blind tasting video
, focused on red wines and led by our Chief Instructor, MS
! Watch it
. Did you miss the initial installment?
Catch up with white wine first!
And remember, you can a...
19 Nov 2018
Symposium Registration Open
Tickets are now available
for our first-ever Symposium, taking place in Seattle on January 14! This all-day event will include four seminars, followed by a party in the evening featuring Washington State wines.
Learn more and get your ticke...
14 Nov 2018
Expert Guide: Wine History
Our latest Expert (Expanded) Guide
explores the history of wine
, from the earliest-known evidence of winemaking through the mid-19th century. Compiled by
, known for his extensive research and writing on this topic, it discusses...
8 Nov 2018
Blind Tasting Video: White Wines
We've been working on new videos about blind tasting and are excited to share the first,
focused on white wines
! Our podcasts on blind tasting have always been popular, and we've heard your requests for more content on the topic. We hope these videos...
6 Nov 2018
MW Essay: Old Vines
Our new MW essay,
Yiannis Karakasis MW
, discusses the impact of old vines on wine quality, underscoring the difficulty of defining the concepts involved and sharing interesting research on old vines. The essays in the MW Perspect...
5 Oct 2018
We are really excited to share
our latest video
, all about viticulture. We spent the last year capturing footage of vineyards, growers, winemaking, and producers to illustrate the cycle of the vine and the processes of wine produc...
22 Sep 2018
Beer Staff Training
Our new staff training guide is all about beer! Developed by Master Sommelier and Certified Cicerone
, it outlines key information about beer that will be helpful for training staff or for establishing a foundational un...
17 Aug 2018
MW Essay: Sulfur Dioxide
Our latest MW Perspectives essay
Jean K Reilly
, tackles the complicated topic of sulfur dioxide, outlining its purposes in winemaking as well as the available alternatives. The essays in the MW Perspectives section are written...
2 Aug 2018
Producer Profiles: CA Pinot Noir
latest set of producer profiles
focuses on California Pinot Noir. Review the region's key wineries, then vote your favorites up and the over-hyped down! What's your current favorite Pinot Noir from California? Which examples do you have on y...
14 Jul 2018
MW Essay: Reductive vs. Oxidative
Have you been reading our
MW Perspectives essays?
We just published
a great new essay
. She compares reductive and oxidative winemaking, considering their differences and the dangers they pose for winemakers. Re...
3 Jul 2018
Expanded Guide to Greece
As anyone who has been there can attest, Greece stands in contrast to the rest of Europe, of which it is technically—sometimes tenuously—a member. With its Hellenic alphabet, tilting columns, and endless relics, Greece harkens back to bot...
14 Jun 2018