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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,...

I tried a subscription service that acts as your personal sommelier for only $30 a month - and I loved it

I TRIED A SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE THAT ACTS AS YOUR PERSONAL SOMMELIER FOR ONLY $30 A MONTH - AND I LOVED IT

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the...

 
 
 
A Three-Day Trek Along Prosecco Road Is Italy's Bubbliest, Best-Kept Secret

A THREE-DAY TREK ALONG PROSECCO ROAD IS ITALY'S BUBBLIEST, BEST-KEPT SECRET

There has never been a better time to get into bubbles. Sommeliers almost universally love Champagne , and, across America, our collective...

The Making of a Legend: How Rising Star Andrea Morris Is Bringing People Together Through Wine

THE MAKING OF A LEGEND: HOW RISING STAR ANDREA MORRIS IS BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER THROUGH WINE

This article and the Making of a Legend series is brought to you by Légende , the taste of elegance. “I had this 8-year-old existential...

 
 
 
The Making of a Legend: NYC's Best Dressed Somm Is Sick Of Museum Wine Lists

THE MAKING OF A LEGEND: NYC'S BEST DRESSED SOMM IS SICK OF MUSEUM WINE LISTS

This article and the Making of a Legend series is brought to you by Legénde , the taste of elegance. On a recent December afternoon,...

Jean-Luc Le Du Memorial: Thursday, January 4 City Winery

JEAN-LUC LE DU MEMORIAL: THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 CITY WINERY

The following info comes via the sommelier brain collective email list. The image comes via Yannick Benjamin's Facebook . I only had...

 
 
 
Eight Trends to Watch in 2018

EIGHT TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

With 2017 tilting toward our collective rearview mirror, we're reflecting on the previous year. It's been an extremely exciting time...

Welcome 2018 with Maria Wine Dinner January 26, 2018

WELCOME 2018 WITH MARIA WINE DINNER JANUARY 26, 2018

WELCOME IN 2018 WINE DINNER Friday, January 26, 2018 6:00 PM Sommelier Maria Papp & Executive Chef Jeff Lanctot invite you to welcome...