A review of “Uncorked” (2020)

by  |  28-03-2020 ~ 8 Comments

When a friend of mine opened "The Barrel Room" in San Francisco I asked her, "What's the background on the name? Big barrel fan?" She just shrugged, sighed, and said, "There's really no point trying... more »
Is the little man in the glass saying, "Please stop?" Undoubtedly.

A review of “SOMM 3”

by  |  15-02-2019

The gang behind the original SOMM documentary that was a sleeper hit back in 2012 (yeah, seven years ago...) have come back with yet another installment for our viewing pleasure. What's curious about all things... more »

Review of SOMM: Into the Bottle

by  |  01-09-2016 ~ 2 Comments

Some might wonder the logic in reviewing a film that came out eight months previous but in the case of SOMM: Into the Bottle, it was mainly because I wanted to reflect on it a... more »

Ronan Sayburn on “natural” wine

by  |  14-01-2016

Often people ask, “What’s the difference between a Master Sommelier and a Master of Wine?” Well, one certification is about expert wine service and the other about expert wine studies. They both need to know... more »

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

by  |  05-12-2015 ~ 1 Comment

Please note that while there's a wealth of information here, I've written an updated version of this education analysis as well that would be worth your while to read. Years ago, I found myself quite... more »