There’s an Advanced Somm in the House!
“Passed with Merit”. I read those words with an overwhelming sense of relief, disbelief and accomplishment. After three years [...]
Working my Way Towards Somm Level 3
If you’ve been reading this column, you know I passed my Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Sommelier Level [...]
Working my Way Towards Sommelier Level 3
If you’ve been reading this column, you know I passed my Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Sommelier Level 2 [...]
Becoming a Level 1 Sommelier
NEW ARTICLE Reaching Level 2 Sommelier “Champagne for everyone!”, Brett Zimmerman, Master Sommelier proudly announced. And with that, there [...]
Becoming a Level 2 Sommelier
READ Becoming a Level 1 Sommelier It’s Official….I’m Certified! It’s been two years since I successfully passed my [...]
What Type of Wine Drinker Are You?
by Steven Sinkler Wine drinkers come in every shape and size. They also come with [...]
Drink it Now or Drink it Later? THAT is the question!
Aging Wine: Do You Drink it Now or Drink it Later – That is the Question! [...]
Clearing Up the “Misunderstandings” About Riesling
How does such an amazing wine become so misunderstood? We can blame California winemakers for a [...]
Everybody Loves a Weekend at Camp, Especially When Its Oregon Pinot Camp!
Every summer, since beginning in 2000, a group of Oregon’s finest wineries hold “Oregon Pinot Camp”, [...]
It’s Tough Work…Really.
Maryann and I recently returned from a “work trip” – a week-long Wine Cruise with Un-Cruise [...]
Try These Four Summer White Wines!
Hello from Steven! As the days get longer (and sunnier) and the temperatures get warmer, [...]
Great Wines for Summer Foods
Summer is here and who doesn’t love going to a picnic, barbecue or bonfire on [...]