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Blind Tasting Video: White Wines
We have a new blind tasting video! Watch GuildSomm's Chief Instructor MS
, Events Manager
, and Editor
taste two white wines blind. Find the video
! You can also watch and su...
7 Mar 2019
Producer Profiles: Malbec
Our new set of producer profiles focuses on Malbec from Argentina, assembled by Staff Writer
. Find them
, and be sure to vote for your favorites! What's the best Argentine Malbec that you've tasted?
2 Mar 2019
Wine Program Management
a new study guide
on wine program management! We are really excited to finally share this guide, as it's an aspect of the industry that's so often learned on the job and an area where educational resources are minimal. We also know ...
15 Feb 2019
South America Staff Training
Our new staff training covers
, considering the wines of Argentina and Chile as well as emerging industries in Uruguay and Brazil. Learn about the history, climate, geography, and key grapes of South America—or share the training w...
2 Feb 2019
Carbonic Maceration Video Short
We've posted a new short video on carbonic maceration. Watch it
! What are the viticulture and winemaking topics you'd like us to cover in future video shorts?
30 Jan 2019
Our new video offers
an introduction to winemaking
, as a follow-up to the
released in the fall. The winemakers interviewed in the video are Dan Goldfield of Dutton Goldfield Winery, Sally Johnson of Pride Mountain Vineyards, Mi...
22 Jan 2019
MW Essay: Closures & Containers
Demetri Walters MW
explores whether the glass bottle with a natural cork is the best container for wine, considering the varied other options now available. Learn more in
this latest MW essay
11 Jan 2019
Producer Profiles: Rt. Bank Bordeaux
Our latest set of producer profiles focuses on Right Bank Bordeaux! Read them
, and don't forget to vote. What's your favorite wine from the Right Bank? What's the one you're most eager to try? Let us know in the comments here!
28 Dec 2018
Staff Training: Sonoma
Our new staff training
focuses on Sonoma! Developed by Staff Writer
, it outlines the region's history, geography, appellations, grapes, and more. If you're just starting your wine studies, our staff trainings ar...
14 Dec 2018
Producer Profiles: Scotch
new set of Producer Profiles
is focused on single malt Scotch whisky. Thanks to
for her great work assembling these! When we create a new set of profiles, it's always a challenge to determine the right c...
23 Nov 2018
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