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Wine Predictions for 2019

by  |  01-01-2019

In these illustrious times of silly-haired men holding sway over the misdirection of the world, predictions of any kind are slightly less useful than horse sweat. But, as little value as general predictions may have,... more » In these illustrious times of silly-haired men holding sway over the misdirection... more »

Life, under Coravin

by  |  23-07-2018

The Coravin. This little device has changed the face of wine service and storage massively since its creation in 2011. The act of jabbing a hollow needle through the cork in a wine bottle, injecting... more » The Coravin. This little device has changed the face of wine service... more »

Observations from the annual GuildSomm survey

by  |  26-06-2017

If you’ve not seen it, GuildSomm has posted its 2016 salary survey which anyone, even non-subscribers to the site can view. They create this by putting out a poll that people answer anonymously on the... more » If you’ve not seen it, GuildSomm has posted its 2016 salary survey... more »

A book review of “Cork Dork” by Bianca Bosker

by  |  13-02-2017

For some time I’ve been reading articles written by Bianca Bosker about certain aspects of the wine world. While positing topics that have no end of potential (such as “Is there a better way to... more » For some time I’ve been reading articles written by Bianca Bosker about... more »

What is the “Guild of Sommeliers”?

by  |  20-02-2016

When I set down the path of sommelier studies something that was really confusing me (beyond my initial question to do WSET or CMS) was this thing called the Guild of Sommeliers. This was in... more » When I set down the path of sommelier studies something that was... more »

Taking the Court of Master Sommeliers Level 2 – Certified Sommelier Exam

by  |  28-12-2015 ~ 12 Comments

You read up on the differences between the WSET & the Court of Master Sommeliers, you went the sommelier path and you passed the CMS Level 1. Thus, you have arrived. Now, is where it... more » You read up on the differences between the WSET & the Court... more »

Taking the Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1 – Introductory Exam

by  |  12-12-2015

So, maybe you've read up about the various differences between the WSET & Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) and now you're headed on the CMS path of things. The first stop on this is to... more » So, maybe you've read up about the various differences between the WSET... more »

The differences of the CMS, WSET, Master Sommelier, & Master of Wine

by  |  05-12-2015 ~ 39 Comments

Years ago, I found myself quite baffled by the pile of acronyms around wine and around 2010, I wanted to expand my wine knowledge from what I'd taught myself up to that point. I lived... more » Years ago, I found myself quite baffled by the pile of acronyms... more »