Join me on a journey to learn about wine. Like with any training program, the key to becoming an expert is to start at the beginning and go slow. Through my studies have found that learning about wine also means learning about culture, viticulture, viniculture, vinification, politics, history, food, and, of course, wine.
I am by no means an expert — I do not have a Master’s of Wine Diploma and am not a sommelier. I’ve completed Level 3 of the Boston University Wine Studies Program and in addition to this formal program, I’ve also taken various one-off classes and traveled to wineries and wine regions around the world.
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The Rhône is a region in South East France, along the Rhône river. The majority of the wines are red blends, based on Grenache and Syrah, though there are also great white wines made of Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. The Rhône region is split into the Southern and Northern Rhône — with distinct differences between…
Grapes are a clear example that color is only skin deep and yet creates lasting preconceptions. All grape juice is light (white) in color and it is only from pressing the skins of the grapes with the juice do you change the color of the juice to be red, pink, or orange. So, while red…
What’s the one wine I always reference when someone asks for an interesting wine pick from my studies? Amarone. Amarone is one of the kings of Italian wine – showcasing the best of winemaking and producing a bold, age-worthy, wine that is unforgettable. Fitting for this deep and romantic wine, Amarone comes from Verona –…
Tasting: Week 1
The basics: learn to Pour, Look, Smell, and Taste.
Tasting: Week 2
The boring (but necessary): Spitting and Taking Notes
Tasting: Week 3