How to Taste Wine Like a Boss

For many, tasting wine is usually the most impressive part of the role of sommeliers. [...]

German Wine Labels Explained – Sprichst du Deutsch?

Sprichst du Deutsch? In true German fashion, wine laws have been placed to make the [...]

How to Plan a Trip to Wine Country… in Any Country

Since we began our journey as Palate Club Ambassadors back in November, Aubrey and I [...]

Corked Wine: How to Tell When a Wine is Corked

What is Corked Wine? Corked wine describes wine tainted with the chemical compound TCA (2, [...]

An Intro to Terroir for Anyone Who Hates a Certain Grape

Have you ever said that you hate to drink a Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, or [...]

Decanting Wine vs. Aerating Wine: Learn What Works Best

Let’s discuss decanting wine vs. aerating wine. This is a conversation I have often with [...]

Mindfulness and Wine: The Ultimate Sensory Experience

Wine is the ultimate sensory experience. One glass can simultaneously express history, agriculture, food, science, [...]

Real Talk About the Master Sommelier Exam

When I introduce myself to people with my professional credentials (Advanced Sommelier) I often get [...]

Yes, We Are Definitely Drinking F*%$ing Merlot

Merlot shared its glory days with the flashy 1990s, the Clinton years, and a strong [...]

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