How to Clean Your Wineglasses Like a Professional

How to Clean Your Wineglasses Like a Professional

Any time you throw a dinner party, perhaps for your boss or some important clients, you want everything to be perfect. But how do you make sure your wine glasses meet the standard – the right ones, cleaned and ready to enjoy wine out of? Good wineglasses are important...
What Do You Do When You Taste the Wine?

What Do You Do When You Taste the Wine?

Picture this: The sommelier pours the first taste of a recently opened bottle and stands expectantly, waiting for you to taste it and declare the bottle acceptable. But what are you really supposed to be tasting for? If the wine is well balanced? Too tart? Just right?...
What Does Your Sommelier’s Lapel Pin Mean?

What Does Your Sommelier’s Lapel Pin Mean?

So, how can you tell if the person coming to your table knows what they are talking about?  Well, if you carefully check their lapel pin, the color of their pin will tell you what level of certification they have achieved. Being a sommelier is a time-honored...
Expand Your Palate With A Wine Club

Expand Your Palate With A Wine Club

Can you remember the first wine that you fell in love with the first time you sipped it? The ephemeral experience of a wine that tickled all the right spots, made you want another sip, and caused you to become a fan? When that happens, it often becomes one of your...