• Tasting with GuildSomm: Mia Van de Water

    In this month's tasting episode, MS  sits down with MS  to discuss her approach to blind tasting, why it’s an important skill to hone as a beverage professional, and how she overcame her own "blind" spots. Learn more about Mia in the bio below and by listening to this great conversation.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts…

    • 28 Jun 2022
  • Argentina with Amanda Barnes

    In this episode, Master Sommelier Chris Tanghe chats with Amanda Barnes about what's new and exciting in Argentine wine. Amanda’s new book, The South America Wine Guide, offers a comprehensive look at the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. It explores not only regions and producers but also cuisines and places of interest. The book is available in both print and digital versions …

    • 15 Jun 2022
  • Tasting with GuildSomm: Blind Wine with Ryan Robinson

    In this episode of the Tasting with GuildSomm series, longtime member  speaks with  about the development of his blind tasting methods, how to find mentors and study groups, and how he became the first Idaho resident to pass the CMS Advanced Exam. Ryan also leads a blind tasting of one wine; can you discern the grape, region, and vintage based on Ryan's description?

    We hope you enjoy this new series…

    • 24 May 2022
  • Champagne and the Ruinart Challenge

    In this episode,  hosts Ruinart Chef de Cave, . They discuss the storied past of the Ruinart estate within the broader context of Champagne's history, as well as how the region continues to develop as its producers look to the future. Frédéric also gives a preview of this year's Ruinart Challenge lecture, centered on the topic of cork.  
    All active GuildSomm…
    • 10 May 2022
  • Tasting with GuildSomm: Why Do We Blind Taste?

    We're adding a regular tasting series to the GuildSomm podcast! In addition to our monthly wine topics, we'll be releasing monthly podcast episodes devoted to the theme of tasting. We'll cover a wide spectrum of tasting subjects, including blind tasting study methods, challenging comparatives, full-length tasting sessions with GuildSomm members, and more.

    To kick off the first episode in this new series, Director…

    • 26 Apr 2022
  • Food & Wine Pairing

    In this episode,  discusses pairing food and wine with Master Sommeliers Andrea Robinson and Max Kast. They cover their basic guidelines for selecting pairings, share some favorite pairings that are consistently successful, and offer advice on pairings to avoid. 
    Toward the end of her conversation with Chris, Andrea offers an unlikely Cabernet pairing suggestion for non-meat eaters. Find her vegan…
    • 12 Apr 2022
  • Emerging Wine Regions: Michigan & Southwest USA

    In this episode, we continue our Emerging Wine Regions series and explore several states producing wines off the beaten path in the United States. First,  interviews Master Sommelier  about the wines produced across Michigan. Madeline is famously the first American woman to pass the Master Sommelier exam, and has witnessed the Michigan wine industry develop since she began her career…
    • 15 Mar 2022
  • Rum

    In this episode, Master Sommelier  explores the vast world of rum. First, he interviews Shawn Martin, distillery manager of Papa's Pilar Rum in Key West, who discusses the production methods used to make myriad styles of rum. Then, Chris speaks with Ian Burrell, the global rum ambassador, about rum's origins in the Caribbean, how the colonial power of the Royal Navy informs the legacy of rum, and how the…

    • 20 Jan 2022
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