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It’s the Little Things You Do That Tells a Sommelier What Wine to Suggest

Sometimes it’s the little things that count when a sommelier is about to suggest a wine.

SOMM, not my Preference for Learning

I recently watched the documentary SOMM by Jason Wise. The film looks at candidates for the Court of Master Sommeliers and what they have to go through to pass the three-day exam.Within ten minutes, you get the idea, memorization. Granted there is a lot of wine knowledge that the candidates have to memorize via thousands […]

Destiny Bay Wines Receive High Praise

Destiny Bay Vineyards located on Waiheke Island near Auckland, New Zealand is focused on producing high-end wines. The vineyards feature five Bordeaux varieties including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. In a recent press release, Mike Spratt owner and winemaker at Destiny Bay, announced that Gerard Bassett “reserved special praise for the […]

Wine Trail Traveler’s New Year’s Resolutions!

Wine Trail Traveler is ushering in the New Year with its 2010 New Year’s Resolutions. Visit and write reviews of 150 wineries Visit wineries in several wine regions we haven’t visited Taste 25 new grape varieties to add to our DeLong Wine Century Club list Attend a Sommelier Conference Attend the 2010 Twitter Taste-off at […]

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