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7 Deadly Faults

Hey fellow wine geeks!

This post is all about wine faults, what the main cause of a fault is, and how it can be identified! Have you ever had a wine that just didn’t smell all that great? 720 more words


Schools In.

Back in school! Things got a little hectic over the holidays, but now they are back to normal. So there will hopefully be lots of posts coming up soon. 55 more words


The Soccer Mom Sommelier: 2013 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier

It’s Friday night so you know what that means– mommy gets to have a glass of wine after the kids are in bed!  I generally prefer red, but I recently stumbled upon a deliciously drinkable white (hubby took note and grabbed a bottle for me for the weekend– definitely earned himself some brownie points!)  Pine Ridge 2013 Chenin Blanc + Viognier is an interesting, non-traditional combination of varietals (80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Viognier).  222 more words


...Michael Jackson Makes Small Boys Nervous... or at least, things I've learned from a sommelier...

I’ve always reveled in how amazing and odd my life has been. Not much has been the least bit conventional. For that, I am grateful. I sincerely hope it remains on that course. 472 more words

Approaching tasting like a Sommelier; Part 1: Basics

There is a lot to go over in tasting so I’m going to write about tasting like a sommelier in segments. This first segment will go over what to do if you’re just approaching a wine for the first time then, as you guessed, the next segment will have more detail and so on. 896 more words


Somms on the Rise

Santa Fe may be small but our culinary scene is thriving. Behind this success is a dedicated group of beverage professionals committed to maintaining high standards for wine, cocktails and service throughout our city. 1,620 more words

Local Flavor Magazine

Opening the first bottle.

Welcome to my first post!

I would like to start by saying this is my blog, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing for it. 162 more words