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Soccer Mom Sommelier: The Seven Deadly Zins 2012 Zinfandel

This week I was on a mission to revisit types of grapes that I had at some point in my life decided were not to my taste.   346 more words


Intro to the Court of Master Sommeliers

Wine is my passion, there’s no question about that, but I didn’t turn it into a career until late in life. I was a fitness professional until only a year ago! 1,999 more words


The Reluctant Sommelier: Is Vintage Important?

by Nina Sventitsky

I have seen this question in several blogs lately. Why is it coming up now?

It could be a result of the great 2012 vintage of wines from regions up and down the West Coast of the US, released starting last Fall and continuing into this year – in particular, wines that have been aged for a few years in oak are readily available from an outstanding vintage. 1,096 more words


Wine Aroma

Keith and Kimberly, Smelling the Wine !

Enjoy the Show (part 3 of 4)


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Wine Aroma

It is through the aromas of wine that wine is tasted. 231 more words


Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #16 (#MWWC16)

Last week, Jim of JVB Uncorked won the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #15 (#MWWC15) and just like all winners of the Challenge, his “reward” was to choose the theme for the following Challenge (in this case #MWWC16). 514 more words


The Grape Hosting Their Special Come-As-You-Are Copain Wine Dinner

The Grape hosts a special Chef’s Come-As-You-Are featuring Russian River Valley’s Copain Wines on Thursday, March 26. Chef de cuisine Sarah Snow will feature an intimate 3-course bistro menu to complement selected wines. 121 more words

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Blind Tasting

Keith and Kimberly Tasting Wine Blind

Enjoy the Show (part 2 of 4)


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Blind Tasting

To ensure impartial judgment of a wine, it should be served blind – that is, without the taster(s) having seen the label or bottle shape. 385 more words