jancis robinson interview
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The Wine That Moves You

Michael Wreyford Michael Wreyford
Michael has a sip and a chat with the famous Journalist and Wine Writer Jancis Robinson, MW. One of the most recognized and respected voices in the world of wine.
Tips For Creative Wine Tastings
Sommelier Tips

Bored by the standard wine tasting format? Here are some tips to jazz up your enjoyment of wine and ...

What’s corked wine?
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What’s corked wine?

Richard Hemming, MW Richard Hemming, MW

Widely discussed but often misunderstood, cork taint is a single, specific wine fault. Here’s how to identify corked wine – and what you can do about it. Without realizing it, you have probably tasted corked wine. You might have eaten cor...

Read More September 2021
Learning about wine - A Journey of a lifetime
Sommelier Tips

As the years go by, I am continually reminded that the more I learn about wine, the regions, the history, and styles, the more there is to know. It’s a fascinating passion for many. Not only does it add to our enjoyment and understanding of win...

Read More July 2021
how to throw a wine party
Sommelier Tips

Whether it was inspired from a memorable wine weekend getaway, discovering a new bottle at home with your honey, or the recent Zoom wine tasting you watched, there comes a time when you want to put your creative juices to work, invite over a few clos...

Read More April 2021
drinking window for wine
Sommelier Tips

The question of the drinking window can be a minefield for a variety of reasons. Our tastes in wine are subjective and one person’s ready for drinking might be another’s over the hill.

Read More June 2020
Sommelier Tips

We’re welcoming World’s Best Sommelier Arvid Rosengren to the Vintec family – a new recruit as wine expert and ambassador. And for the record, he’s not impressed with long-winded wine lists.

Read More May 2020
Sommelier Tips

You are locked in your house? You want to taste wine with friends or your wine club? Don’t let Covid-19 stop you. Just like people are starting to take “happy hour” online, we can use technology to host virtual wine tastings, gettin...

Read More April 2020
Sommelier Tips

Most wine lists leave you spoilt for choice but they can be overwhelming – ever get that feeling? Then it’s time to make a new BFF in the sommelier.

Read More March 2020
Sommelier Tips

Seasonal wine drinking is all about pairing up a wine with the time of year, and choosing a wine that’s going to compliment all of the aromas, flavors and foods that are typically associated with the particular season you’re in.

Read More November 2019
Sommelier Tips

Temperature and expectation play a big part in how we enjoy everything from our vacations to our meals, and yes, to our wines.

Read More September 2019

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