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The Sommeliers’ Case

Recognized as two of the nation’s brightest young sommeliers, Andrey Ivanov and Maximilian Kast are […]

Ontario: Sailing Far Beyond Icewine

Canadians have made wine since the Vikings sailed the seas. While icewine—imported from Austria by […]

Toasting Tulsa

Zoom in on a smaller city like Tulsa, and you find cooperation, support, and mutual […]

Profile: Liz Mendez Taking The Grit With The Glamour

In July of 2015, sommelier Liz Mendez, along with her chef/husband Mark were sitting in […]

Madeira: Isle of Woods

Humid and subtropical Madeira, jutting skyward off the African coastline, crowns a massive underwater volcano, […]

Reclaiming the Pilsner

The Pilsner has been making a comeback for at least the last five years. American […]

When the Old World Meets the New: Turkish Wines

There is no other country more deserving of a fine wine culture than Turkey. Food […]

College Cellars of Walla Walla

College Cellars of Walla Walla is a bonded winery within the Walla Walla Community College […]

English Sparkling Wine Comes of Age

The announcement late last year that Champagne Taittinger had bought a substantial parcel of land […]

When The Sommelier Really Prefers You Drink Burgundy

Restaurateurs’ rigid adherence to the philosophy that, “The customer is always right” has softened over […]

Swartland: The Evolution

If you want to know the taste of a Chenin, you must change the Chenin […]

The Sommelier’s Case

Chateau Musar Jeune White ’13 (Bronze) Bekaa Valley, Lebanon What a delicious wine! Almost equivalently […]

Beyond Sauvignon Blanc: New Zealand’s Breadth of Excellence

If you keep up with global wine news you know that New Zealand Wine Growers […]

Xinomavro: A Great Greek Variety Still on the Rise

Xinomavro is widely regarded as the most noble grape variety of northern Greece, producing wines […]

Traditional Method, Non-Traditional Wine

“You HAVE to taste these!” insisted an incredulous, fellow Master of Wine. This happened late […]

The Manhattan Project

Kansas is not the first place one thinks of for a sommelier scene. While the […]

Insatiable Sessionables

Whomever thought of taking one of the most popular styles of beer and lowering its […]

Cabernet Franc: A World of Versatility

Wine drinkers owe a big thanks to Cabernet Franc. Not only is it impressively versatile […]

Flight of Fancy: Master Sommelier June Rodil

Rodil has helped open some of the top restaurants in Austin including Uchi, Congress, and […]

Astonishing Ageability in Südtirol

In the region of Südtirol / Alto Adige, where the primary language is German (followed […]

Superior Sparklers from Franciacorta

Franciacorta is Italy’s premier region for sparkling wine, and yet it remains relatively little known […]

Island Wines: Santorini—The Caldera

We sommeliers want authentic things and we are atavists. We celebrate the old man on […]

The Pinot Family: Progenitors Par Excellence

An old cliché in the wine trade says that all roads for wine lovers lead […]

(Baja) California Dreamin’

Small businesses are flourishing and a cross-pollination of cultures is bringing new dimensions to the […]

Roussillon Steps Out of the Shadows

When you are neighboring the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, one responsible for […]

Worth the Wait

To age or not to age? This is a question wine professionals often encounter when […]

Reinvent Your Tea Service

Tea shares wine’s ability to captivate, if not intoxicate. Remember the first wine that really […]

Becoming a Marketing Manager

One of the myths of the modern sommelier scene is that the job – or […]

The OG Session Beers

Uttering the word “session” conjures a great deal of emotion in the beer world these […]

Raising Arizona Wines

Maynard James Keenan handed me my second espresso. To meet, I woke before dawn and […]

The Great Contender

For many years while I was working as wine columnist for The Washington Post, I […]

Somm-antic Drift

Begging the question: are they? As the public becomes more aware of the term “sommelier,” […]