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WHAT THE HECK IS A SOMMELIER ANYWAY?

You probably see the hard-to-pronounce title all the time at restaurants – the wine sommelier (by the way, it’s pronounced “sum-uhl-YAY”). You might also wonder, how is there a person whose sole job is wine? The short answer is that sommeliers actually do much more than most patrons realize, and many have gone through an extensive and demanding certification...

THE NERVOUS PERSON’S GUIDE TO ORDERING WINE AT A RESTAURANT

You’re out to dinner with a big group of friends and someone has the (great) idea to order a bottle of wine. The waiter brings out the bottle, thrusts it toward whoever ordered it, opens it, sets the cork on the table and pours a small sample in a glass… awkward silence ensues. Nobody wants to ask, but a lot...

HOW DO I PICK THE RIGHT SUMMER WINE?

As we make our way through another hot summer, the temperature has picked up, and so have the outdoor activities – with proper social distancing in place, of course! We’re frequently asked in the tasting room about our favorite summer wines and how to pick them, so we want to give you the inside scoop. While it’s hard to argue...

INSIST ON YOUR RIGHTS AS A ROSÉ OR RED DRINKER

Have any of these uncomfortable situations ever happened to you? You order a bottle of rosé and your dining companion looks at you in horror and exclaims, “You drink pink wine? I never drink the pink stuff!” Or perhaps you order a white wine to have with scallops and your friends all clamor at the table, “Look he’s drinking white...

THE RIGHT WINE GLASS MATTERS

Does how you hold your wine glass indicate your level of wine sophistication? That statement is probably a little extreme, but I am asked frequently if there truly is a proper way to hold a wine glass and if it really matters at all. Is it proper etiquette to hold your glass a certain way? Of course, it’s easiest to just...