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Time to put the sommeliers in the spotlight: Gerard Basset

Gerard Basset is from all the sommeliers I’ve interviewed, without any doubt the most admired sommelier from within as from outside the ‘world of sommeliers’. Most top sommeliers I’ve interviewed so far gave his name as THE person they admire the most… Which made me wonder who Gerard himself admires …. 710 more words


Time to put the sommeliers in the spotlight: Pedro Ballesteros

Pedro Ballesteros also know as a human encyclopedia when it comes to Spanish wines :-) (even for all other wines I must admit). Yes indeed, we pulled out the big guns again… And yet I can confirm that Pedro is a very humble and modest man!! 811 more words


Wine Education Course Overview

I’ve got several requests for tips on passing wine exams and how useful it is to get a WSET certificate,  it definitely helped me a lot with the framework of the world’s wine regions and winemaking knowledge. 956 more words

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In Conversation with Steve Charters, Master of Wine, Part 1

While at a conference on wine tourism in Sion, Switzerland, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Steve Charters, Master of Wine and Director of Research at the… 2,668 more words

Dr. Steve Charters, MW

Friday Rant: Matt Kramer's Poop Storm

There has been a bit of a maelström this past week on social media following the publication of Matt Kramer’s recent column in the Wine Spectator.  915 more words