In our new tasting episode, GuildSomm Education Director MS Christopher Tanghe talks to Advanced Sommeliers Matthew Dulle and Alexandra Stang about their perspectives on blind tasting. Matt is based in Healdsburg, CA, where he is the director of sales for Rhys Vineyards and Aeris. Alexandra is the beverage director at Seattle's iconic Cafe Juanita.
Listen in as Matt and Alexandra blind taste the same wine. See if you can guess along with them! We'll reveal the wine they're tasting at the end of the episode.
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Alexandra is a Seattle native who found her way to the wine industry via travel to France while pursuing language and culture studies. She is the beverage director for Cafe Juanita in Seattle. She has also worked at Bastille Cafe & Bar and Bar Taglio, and she oversaw beverage direction for the Hitchcock Restaurant Group. Alexandra is an Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers.
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Matt began working in the service industry in his hometown of St. Louis. He is the director of sales for Rhys Vineyards and Aeris. Previously, he built the beverage program at Lazy Bear in San Francisco, and he also worked as the head sommelier at SingleThread in Healdsburg. Matt is an Advanced Sommelier currently pursing the Master Sommelier credential.
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It would be nice if you would post the wine that was tasted. Too often the name of the wine is stated so quickly, or with both people speaking, that it is difficult to catch on the audio.