A guide to what’s good, bad, & questionable in wine titles

by  |  16-07-2019

Long gone are the days of a bellied, middle-aged white man proclaiming himself a wine expert because well, he likes wine and wants to tell you about what he likes. No, we’ve reached an age where having some kind of certification in wine is a prerequisite for talking about it professionally. Wine is a complicated beast of a subject and people are always wanting to try and make it “more approachable” or “democratize it” as if wine were some kind of plebiscite accessible only to landed gentry. Despite all the best (and worst) efforts towards this, you can never, ever know all that there is to know about wine, which is why having some solid theoretical foundation by way of an official certification is so incredibly crucial. Not only does it give you a grounding in order to (hopefully) keep learning more, but it tells others you’ve studied the subject […]
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