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The One Thing Every Wine Lover Should Know About Wine

Ryan Opaz | Posted 01.26.2016 | Taste
Ryan Opaz

Wine is seen as something to figure out. Here's a secret: There is nothing to figure out. The more we make consumers afraid that they picked the wrong wine, the more we are doing a shitty job of selling wine overall.

Top 100 Global Tasting: Interview With Tara Thomas of Wine & Spirits

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 10.16.2015 | Taste
Kelly Mitchell

A masterful collaboration of a wine makers, sung and unsung heroes in the winemaking industry converge each October in San Francisco. This year marks ...

The Fact That Water Sommeliers Exist Is Giving Us Pause

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.17.2015 | Taste

Usually when you hear the word "sommelier," it's associated with wine. So when you're a water sommelier like Martin Riese, you're always going to have...

6 Myths About Wine Busted by a Sommelier

Thrillist | Posted 08.18.2015 | Taste

By: Jeremy Glass Credit: iStock/Antagain Wine is a difficult scene to break into. Like coffee, spouting of too much information on the subject can ...

12 Very Important Wine Hacks

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.29.2015 | Taste

Having a bottle of wine without a corkscrew is like trying to eat soup without a spoon: Disastrous. But it doesn't have to be this way. Educate you...

Busting Wine Myths That Are 100% Wrong

Sharon Sevrens | Posted 01.21.2015 | Taste
Sharon Sevrens

It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs.

Holiday Dinner Wines for Any Budget From a NW Resort Sommelier

Stash Hotel Rewards | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel
Stash Hotel Rewards

We asked The Resort at Port Ludlow's sommelier Anne Sackett -- known for hosting highly-informed wine dinners -- to step out of her award-wining cellar and offer her best holiday wine suggestions, for two different budgets.

On The Menu: 7 Questions For Scott Gottlich

Lesley Nagy | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Lesley Nagy

I spoke to Chef Gottlich about his food philosophy, Dallas, his business partner and more.

Why I Teach My Kids About Wine

Sharon Sevrens | Posted 09.21.2014 | Taste
Sharon Sevrens

How do you talk to your kids about drinking when they regularly see you enjoying a glass of wine with dinner?

A Sommelier's Secret Weapon

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

What does it take to pass what is perhaps the most daunting and difficult exam in the world?  Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth knows.  He sat for the Ma...

The Guys Behind Charlie Bird

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 12.02.2013 | New York
Jordana Zizmor

Charlie Bird is a welcome new addition to the New York restaurant scene. Owner Robert Bohr and sommelier Grant Reynolds both have extensive wine and hospitality backgrounds and are two of the most thoughtful guys in the restaurant business.

Hollywood & Vine? The Latest in Wine Themed Movies

Richard Jennings | Posted 11.26.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Wine-themed movies used to be few and far between. Fortunately for us wine lovers, that's changing. In just the last few months, First Run has released three wine-themed movies.

What's Next for Argentine Wine?

Daniel Altman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

The future of Argentine wines in the American market.

Meatless Monday: What a Pair -- A Bottle-Worthy Vegan Feast

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

My husband doesn't so much collect wine as he does enjoy drinking it. And we both enjoy bringing together wine, food and friends. So when he said he wanted to open a magnum of a particular 2004 cabernet sauvignon, I was all over it.

SOMM Reveals Secret World of the Master Sommeliers

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Home
Mary Orlin

It's not easy to make a film or a video around the subject of wine. One way to do it is to tell stories about the people and not focus on the wine. And that's what SOMM, a documentary film directed by Jason Wise does.

How To Have The Perfect Wine Tasting At Home

Ross Szabo | Posted 11.18.2012 | Taste
Ross Szabo

Avoid a power hour for wines. You can use crackers or drink water to neutralize your palate between wines. If you get tired of smelling wines, have some coffee grounds on hand to refresh your nose.

Bitter Truth About Wine Experts Revealed In New Study

Posted 03.03.2012 | Science

"Can't we just get rid of wine lists? Do we really have to be reminded every time we go out to a nice restaurant that we have no idea what we are doin...

A Week In The Life Of One Of The Best Sommeliers In The World

Posted 02.29.2012 | Home

Food Informants is a week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it will give you a first-hand look at the many di...

WATCH: The Trailer For 'SOMM,' A Documentary About A Very Intense Wine Exam

Posted 01.17.2012 | Home

Getting the title of "Master Sommelier" is not something that can happen overnight. And it definitely takes more than just an amateur knowledge of win...

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings From a Frenchman, of Course!

Courtney Cachet | Posted 01.22.2012 | Style
Courtney Cachet

I'm not a wine expert and I don't play one on TV, but I know people. That's why I called in the big guns for their expert advice on what to serve with your Thanksgiving meal.

Copa Jerez 2011 -- Let the Best Sherry Pairings Win

Derek Brown | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC
Derek Brown

Let's get this out of the way: your grandmother doesn't drink Sherry. At least not a Fino del Puerto, and she doesn't drink it alongside an asparagus and coconut milk soup with a rhubarb compote.

Spain Gets Cava Tasting Machine

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

Taste is a delicate thing. But now sommeliers might have a bit of competition heading their way. Scientists in Spain have developed an electronic '...

The Generous Pour

George Miliotes | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
George Miliotes

I believe wine education at any level must be experienced first-hand, so let's have a "virtual tasting" right here, as I share with you some of my favorite picks for the warm summer months.

25 Wines to Drink This Summer

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.05.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Though it may have felt like summer for some time already, the season's arrival has only just become official. That deserves a toast now, don't you th...

Better Than The Box: The Top 5 Bottles of Wine Under $7

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 06.12.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

A few months back I was on a date with a sommelier and was giddy at the prospect of learning underground information about the best wines. After my da...