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A Tasting Primer: Easy Tips to Learn About & Enjoy Wine

Tasting wine can be a wonderful experience that incorporates nearly all of your senses with a wide variety of aromas, flavors, and sensations. However, it can also be an intimidating experience if you’re a wine novice. While learning about all the intricacies of wine tasting can be a time consuming commitment, there are a few basics that you can easily learn and practice making the experience even more enjoyable.
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Aspiring Master Sommelier Only Wants to Stay in Ohio

Out of 170 Master Sommeliers in the world, 105 of them are in the United States. Of those, only one lives in Ohio. So for someone pursuing this coveted accreditation in a state unknown beyond the Great Lakes for its wines, what reason is there to stay? According to Chris Dillman, Ohio is exactly the place for him to carve his own market where little currently exists.
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Inside the CIA: What I Learned in Wine School

I’ve covered the wine industry for a decade, but always from the business end. Facts, figures, and farming trends? Yes. Distinguish a Pinotage from a Pinot noir? Not so much. So I didn’t hesitate when I recently had the chance to take the weeklong course “Mastering Wine I” at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone.