wine certifications useful for collectors

Are Wine Certifications Useful for Collectors? When and Why You Should Take a Wine Education Class

In an opinion piece for Wine Spectator, wine writer Matt Kramer said, regarding wine certification, “Nothing about wine or — dare I say it! — accomplished wine service requires this pseudo-professionalization.” Kramer explains that wine certifications are as useless as they are elitist, and that too many professionals put emphasis on formal education over real…

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Write the Best Wine Tasting Notes of Your Life: Structuring and Honing Your Tasting Note Technique

Take it from Andrew Jefford if you want to write great wine tasting notes; as one of the best wine writers in the modern world, Jefford knows what it takes to write gorgeous, pragmatic prose. He says, “Numbers alone cannot adequately address the mystery of wine’s complexity; words must be involved.” Yet these words are…

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The Cellar Management App You Can’t Live Without: Serious Wine Collectors Use the Wine App VinCellar

  About 25 years after becoming a serious wine collector, Scot Six had accumulated a collection of about 14,000 bottles. With a collection this big, Six was in desperate need of an easy-to-use app that would make organizing and keeping track of his collection more simple. “I was looking for something to make it easier…

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Throwing a Party? Here’s How to Buy Wine for a Party That Everyone Will Love

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: Château Montrose Moët & Chandon Louis Roederer Château D’Yquem Clarendon Hills Aubert Tenuta San Guido Dominus  Colgin Château Canon When you’re a wine collector throwing a party, the pressure is high; your friends often expect you to pull the best wines out of your cellar, especially if your guests are wine…

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EU Wine Regulation Gives Producers More Freedom, But What Does It Mean for France’s Iconic Wine Regions?

  Change doesn’t come easily to French wine culture, as we have seen with wine enthusiasts lamenting the sale of wine land to foreign buyers in Bordeaux. The country’s reputation for fine wine has given it an esteemed reputation, and any minor change can elicit worry among its winemakers. The EU recently passed a regulation…

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