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Cooperage & the Toasting Process

Oak is a fascinating topic, and cooperage, a cooper is a person that produces oak barrels. There's a lot of talk about the origin of the wood being the most important factor in determining the flavor, which forest, whether it's Nievre, Tronçer, Allier, I've learned that what's quite interesting is the process of producing the oak barrel is actually believed to be more important in determining the final flavor profile of a barrel.

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Our Instructors Truly Love Wine

Each of our instructors has embraced their love of wine in different ways. Some were born into a culture of wine appreciation, while others reshaped their career and lifestyle driven by their passion for wine.  Whatever their background, they all have a common goal of sharing their experience and knowledge with the Sommelier Certificate course students.

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Pacific NW 9th Pour: Revana Vineyards Alexana Pinot Noir

This particular wine is called Alexana Revana Vineyard Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills of Oregon; it has ten different clones in it, and that's what makes it so complex.

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California 9th Pour: St Helena Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

Today in the California wine class, we are going to be tasting wines from all over the Sonoma and Napa Valley counties, and particularly I am going to point out one of our finale wines today which is the Revana Family St Helena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

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