• Cork with Carlos de Jesus

    In this episode, MS  speaks with Carlos de Jesus of APCOR, the Portuguese cork association, to discuss the sustainability, new technologies, and future of cork closures. The insights Carlos shares build on our May conversation with Ruinart Chef de Cave Frédéric Panaïotis, who explained how cork closures are being used in Champagne for lees aging today.

    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed…

    • 9 Aug 2022
  • Tasting with GuildSomm: Ray Sholes & Kelli White

    In this month's tasting episode, MS  sits down with  of Michael's Genuine in Miami. Ray shares his approach to blind tasting and how he applies it to his buying habits for the restaurant's list. Then, GuildSomm Executive Director  speaks with GuildSomm alum  to hear her perspective on the blind tasting skillset. Kelli is the director of education for Meadowood in…

    • 27 Jul 2022
  • Consumer Trends

    In this episode, GuildSomm Executive Director  speaks with Rob McMillan and Philana Bouvier to explore consumer trends in the beverage industry. Rob is the executive vice president and founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division, which publishes the annual State of the Wine Industry Report. Philana is a visionary leader and the president of Demeine Estates in Napa Valley.

    Learn more about our guests…

    • 12 Jul 2022
  • 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
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