Sommelier Society of America
The First Wine Teaching Institute
IMG_1392.JPG

Sommelier Society of America blog Le Sommelier

Sommelier Society of America blog, Le Sommelier posts about wine news and information

The Sommelier Society of America blog

Posts in sommsociety
Tasting Event: Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux, January 21, 2019 NYC

The Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux welcomes you to an exclusive tasting of the 2016 vintage in New York. Established in 1973, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux is a group of 133 top châteaux in the most prized appellations in the Gironde, Médoc, Graves and Pessac-Léognan, Sauternes and Barsac, Saint Émilion and Pomerol.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More