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May 21, 2020

Happy National Chardonnay Day!

There is more than one Chardonnay wine out there. This varietal wine is so versatile, diverse, and rich in style.

Please, allow me to share my journey to discover the diverse Chardonnay wine styles. I hope my story will inspire you to discover them as well.

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May 15, 2020

Two viewpoints on how to learn to talk about wine

Wine talk can be intimidating for the apprentice wine taster. Indeed, we, wine enthusiasts love to talk about wine, its origin, its making, the winery, and of course its taste.

How did you learn to about wine? How do wine enthusiasts learn?

Here are the points of view of scientists and wine experts.

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May 09, 2020

How does a sommelier develop skills for creating amazing food and wine pairing?

After 8 weeks of being sheltered in place, I am dreaming about the next time I could enjoy an excellent dinner at a great restaurant. I can see the site, the tables, the dimmed light, and the sommelier coming toward us bringing the wine list.

I have met very professional sommeliers in my career in the industry and some who could have gained more skills in serving and food pairing. These are the skills you learn on the job I assumed. That’s why I was excited to read the title of this article published in January 2020: Acquiring competence: Sommeliers on ‘good’ food and beverage combinations.

So what does it take for a sommelier to create good food and wine pairing? 

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Apr 26, 2020

What do Geographical Indications on Wine Labels Tell You?

Have you ever wondered why some wine labels mentioned the producing region on the front and some don’t?

Geographical indications signal the place of origin of the products at hand. For wine, they are the regions of grape growing and winemaking.

But the big question remains: Do varietal wines from different regions taste differently?

Over the last ten years, many studies have been conducted to determine if geographical indications produced particular wine flavor profiles that could guide us when shopping for wines.

Discover what we learned from Canada and Australia.

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Apr 18, 2020

Could Loss of Smell due to Covid-19 be reversed by “Smell training”?

I hope you and your loved ones are doing well and are safe. We live unprecedented times that affect all us in different ways. You might be tired of all the reports on COVID-19. However, allow me to share with you an intriguing finding. 

The Coronavirus alters our sense of smell. This is not good news for us wine lovers, as wine is essentially wine aromas. The positive news is that most patients recover; medical experts actually suggest smell training as a way to stimulate recovery.

If you are following me for a little while, you know that smell training is a practice that I recommend to all wine lovers. This practice is the best path to master your wine tasting skills. Will our training increase our awareness of detecting a possible infection and be disciplined to recover through simple smelling exercises?

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