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Every year there is a war against the weather gods and winemakers are armed to the teeth. A winery will do anything it can to protect their grapes against being destroyed by wind, rain, hail, birds, and even pillaging baboons.

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Most people think hospitality jobs are lowly. So what if you choose ‘the industry’ as your main career? Sommelier, DLynn Proctor tells us about the path to success.

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Perhaps you’ve heard of the ‘Dijon Clone’ for Pinot Noir or maybe Clone number 337 for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine clones are well-known amongst wine growers but they may point to a strange and somewhat alarming future for the world of wine.

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If you’re fond of high elevation Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel you might want to try something from Moon Mountain AVA. Official since 2013, the AVA has great potential.

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Learn about Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine: the wine blend, the taste, and how to find great wines and awesome values from the Southern Rhône region.

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Learn the primary differences in taste between Barolo and Barbaresco wines. We also included a few best value Barolo and Barbaresco, in case you get thirsty

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Learn the taste differences between Argentina Malbec and French Malbec. This short exercise will help you decode ‘terroir’.

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Make the a visual connection to how massive floods created Washington’s unique wine terroir. Get simple answers to how soil and terrain makes wines taste the way they do.

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Discover the wines of South West France including Malbec and long-lived Tannat. South West French wines are underrated and delicious…

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We’ve had several requests for tips on passing the sommelier certification. There are several organizations who host certified sommelier exams and if you’d like to choose one, check out our guide…

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