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Tag: Court of Master Sommeliers

Afternoon Brief, December 28

Afternoon Brief, December 28

Highs and Lows for Wineries: The South Okanagan wine industry had a tough time with smoke and the threat of fires this summer, but still managed to have a successful year with new events and wineries joining the scene…

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Afternoon Brief, December 14

Afternoon Brief, December 14

The Great Haut-Brion Price Hack: It’s no surprise that the most expensive wine traded on the Liv-Ex fine wine exchange in 2018 was one that dragged the superlatives from the critics. Such wines are obviously rare and expensive, especially when they come from Bordeaux, but we’ve found a little hack that could see you getting similar quality for a much-reduced price…

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Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes 6 Master Sommeliers to Its Prestigious Ranks

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes 6 Master Sommeliers to Its Prestigious Ranks

NAPA, CA (December 11, 2018) – The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas ™ is proud to welcome six members to the organization: Dana Gaiser of Lauber Imports in New York, NY; Andrey Ivanov of Bliss Wine Imports in San Francisco, CA; Max Kast of Broadbent Selections in Chapel Hill, NC; Douglas Kim of Picasso at Bellagio […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 31

Afternoon Brief, October 31

Legal Strategies for Grape Growers When Wineries Talk ‘Smoke Taint’ After Wildfires: Following on last year’s Northern California firestorm in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties, various North Bay regions have also seen wildfires in 2018…

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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

As North Coast Grape Harvest Nears End, Wine Industry Frets About Oversupply: As he walked around a cabernet sauvignon vineyard along a hilly stretch just west of Lake Sonoma this week, Clay Mauritson couldn’t help but be bullish about his 2018 grape vintage…

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Afternoon Brief, October 17

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Big Wine Brands’ Bizarre Beginnings: Wine is weird. After grapes are plucked from vines, cleaned and crushed (or not), they’re ready for fermentation. Eukaryotic microorganisms go in, consume sugar, and burp out carbon dioxide and alcohol…

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Afternoon Brief, October 16

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity: Good wine writers look for what appeals to their audience. Who is their reader and are they strictly looking for an examination of wine quality – or lack thereof – or are they seeking lifestyle pieces where the quirky winemaker and extravagant vintner steal the show…

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Afternoon Brief, September 10

Afternoon Brief, September 10

Smoky Summers May Taint Washington Wine, but This WSU Researcher Is Shedding Light on the Problem: Tom Collins opens the flap to the black canvas tent and the smoke starts seeping out. He steps inside and pulls a mask over his mouth and nose. Two rows of grapevines stretch beyond him…

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Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes Twenty-Four New Masters to Its Prestigious Ranks

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes Twenty-Four New Masters to Its Prestigious Ranks

Years of preparation finally pay off for the twenty-four newest members of the Court of Master Sommeliers ST LOUIS, MO (September 5, 2018) –The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas ™ welcomes 24 new members to the organization: Tyler Alden of Heavy Restaurant Group/Purple Cafe & Wine Bar in Seattle, WA; Scott Barber of Green Pin Wines, LLC […]

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Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Announces New Chair and Vice Chair of the Board

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Announces New Chair and Vice Chair of the Board

Devon Broglie and Matt Stamp assume Chair and Vice Chair Positions on the Board of Directors for the Court of Master Sommelier, Americas Napa, CA (January 10, 2018)—The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas announced Devon Broglie as the new Chair and Matt Stamp as the new Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Broglie is […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 21

Afternoon Brief, May 21

Sweeping Trade Bill Passes a Key Senate Vote: A flurry of last-minute deal-making on the Senate floor on Thursday rescued President Obama’s ambitious trade agenda from defeat, breaking a filibuster to advance legislation that would empower the president to complete a sweeping, 12-nation Pacific trade accord…

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