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Drinking Haute Boilermakers at the World's First Michelin-Starred Brewpub

DRINKING HAUTE BOILERMAKERS AT THE WORLD'S FIRST MICHELIN-STARRED BREWPUB

Craig Sindelar was drinking beer with his father when the lightning bolt struck. Sindelar, a sommelier with some 20 years in the industry,...

Cursed by Cuteness: Champagne Splits Are Easy to Love, but Hard to Embrace

CURSED BY CUTENESS: CHAMPAGNE SPLITS ARE EASY TO LOVE, BUT HARD TO EMBRACE

“Everyone wants to talk about the big Ford truck,” Derrick Westbrook says. “No one wants to hear about your tiny hybrid.” Westbrook,...

 
 
 
Three Sommeliers on Why They Love Garnacha/Grenache Wines From Europe

THREE SOMMELIERS ON WHY THEY LOVE GARNACHA/GRENACHE WINES FROM EUROPE

Partner post: Discover the European grape, Garnacha/Grenache . To Sommeliers, arguably the most knowledgeable wine people in the world,...

We Asked 11 Sommeliers: What Wine Are You Bringing to Thanksgiving?

WE ASKED 11 SOMMELIERS: WHAT WINE ARE YOU BRINGING TO THANKSGIVING?

A Thanksgiving feast of roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and brown gravy is notoriously difficult to pair...

 
 
 
This Winemaker Is Napa's Next Big Thing

THIS WINEMAKER IS NAPA'S NEXT BIG THING

By Eduardo Dingler, Sommelier and America's Top Saké Expert California Cab lovers, memorize the name Maayan Koschitzky. He is the winemaker...

Is Terroir Just French for BS?

IS TERROIR JUST FRENCH FOR BS?

Terroir has always been a term that's been hard for people to understand, even those with sommelier certification. The term translates...

 
 
 
Killer Boo-quet: 10 American Wineries With Haunted Histories

KILLER BOO-QUET: 10 AMERICAN WINERIES WITH HAUNTED HISTORIES

Wine and storytelling are often entwined. Winemakers spin yarns about a noble relative who planted the family plot centuries earlier,...

Cheating Scandal Strips 23 Freshly Minted Master Sommeliers of Certification

CHEATING SCANDAL STRIPS 23 FRESHLY MINTED MASTER SOMMELIERS OF CERTIFICATION

News of an unprecedented cheating scandal shook the sommelier community to its wine-swilling core Tuesday evening, after it was announced...

 
 
 
Master Sommelier exam scandal: 23 new titles “invalidated” including one in Houston

MASTER SOMMELIER EXAM SCANDAL: 23 NEW TITLES “INVALIDATED” INCLUDING ONE IN HOUSTON

The news ricocheted across the enocentric internet yesterday afternoon: in a press release issued by the Court of Master Sommeliers...

We Asked 10 Sommeliers: What Wine Trend Needs to Die?

WE ASKED 10 SOMMELIERS: WHAT WINE TREND NEEDS TO DIE?

America is a large country, and so what's popular in one geographic area might be unknown in another. Angelenos could tire of avocado...

 
 
 
Terra Women in Wine Dinner

TERRA WOMEN IN WINE DINNER

Escape the hustle and bustle of Boston for a special five-course dinner brought to you by prominent figures in the culinary and wine...

10 Wine Pairing Hacks From Lorimar Sommelier, Penny Delgado

10 WINE PAIRING HACKS FROM LORIMAR SOMMELIER, PENNY DELGADO

Consider this: “Sweetness in food increases perception of bitterness in wine.” Let those words sink in for a bit. They are the wisdom...

 
 
 
Four Ways to Drink More Wine With Indian Food

FOUR WAYS TO DRINK MORE WINE WITH INDIAN FOOD

“I've tried every kind of wine with Indian food, whether it's something my mom made or something I made,” Rajat Parr says. The James...

La Compagnie's James Sligh Has a Thing for Chenin Blanc

LA COMPAGNIE'S JAMES SLIGH HAS A THING FOR CHENIN BLANC

Head down to New York City wine industry hangout La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels , and your server will more likely be wearing a...

 
 
 
This Is How You Should Drink Wine, According to a Sommelier

THIS IS HOW YOU SHOULD DRINK WINE, ACCORDING TO A SOMMELIER

Image Long before my friends were done drinking light and cheap beer, I was drinking wine. I'd like to blame my parents for this,...

A Seattle Tastemaker Wants to Change How You Pair Wines With Vietnamese Food

A SEATTLE TASTEMAKER WANTS TO CHANGE HOW YOU PAIR WINES WITH VIETNAMESE FOOD

With its robust immigrant communities and booming dining scene, a city like Seattle owes its residents a thoughtful wine list at all...

 
 
 
25 Perfectly Fitting Wine Names for Cats

25 PERFECTLY FITTING WINE NAMES FOR CATS

We asked Toronto-based somm to offer up her silliest wine names for cats. It's no secret that city-dwelling sommeliers have a penchant...

One Sommelier Can't Change the World. But One Did Change Pittsburgh

ONE SOMMELIER CAN'T CHANGE THE WORLD. BUT ONE DID CHANGE PITTSBURGH

It's sloppy at some places,” Pittsburgh sommelier John Wabeck says of the wine scene in his adopted hometown. “In the summer, you can...

 
 
 
No Fine Print Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

NO FINE PRINT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

Sometimes you want to drink something that challenges everything you know about wine. This is not that bottle. Instead, No Fine Print...

Cousiño-Macul ‘Finis Terrae' 2012

COUSIÑO-MACUL ‘FINIS TERRAE' 2012

In typical stuck-up sommelier fashion, I'm always skeptical of big-name wineries. If a winery has gained acclaim among the masses,...