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The Myth of Sommelier Certification, Debunked

Despite common belief, "sommelier" is not a certification. It's a job. Carson Demmond explores what it means to be a ...
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What Does Wine Sound Like?

Tasting wine is one thing, but what about listening to it? Inspired by Champagne Krug's odd new marketing device, The ...
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How Cocktails Are Liberating Paris…from Wine

For a people bound by wine tradition, the rise of the cocktail has offered Parisians something it can't offer ...
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No More Shots in 2014: Resolutions of the Drinking Kind

Eating and drinking for a living is fraught with all sorts of hazards. Like shots. And generally overdoing it. A ...
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Weird Holiday Wine Pairing with Le Pigeon

From yule logs to Jell-O to creamy meat salad, the gang at Portland's Le Pigeon offers wine pairings for nine creepy ...
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The Rise of the American “Somm”

The reinvention of the wine professional has resulted in a new brand of next-gen swagger, complete with a revamped ...
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Madeira’s Long Engagement with the Lowcountry

Native Charlestonians and cookbook authors, Matt Lee & Ted Lee, go on the hunt for the connection between their ...
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Stockholm’s Thoroughly Modern Romance with Wine

Stockholm is building its first, true wine culture from scratch, headed up by a brat pack of "no-fucks" somms and hot ...
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Confessions of a Checklist Drinker

Charles Antin spent the better part of his 20s in the fine and rare wine department at Christie’s. But after nearly a ...
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Entrée Libre: Thierry Breton Reinvents the Paris Wine Bar

No phone, no reservations, no service, a megaphone and its own sovereign currency. La Pointe du Grouin is Paris’s ...
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How to Taste Wine and Win Friends

Welcome to the first installment of "That Certain Something," a dating and entertaining column that Emily Post ...
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(Not) Drinking with GIRLS’s Hannah Horvath

Jennifer Cacicio on the surprising treatment of alcohol on GIRLS and why it says more about adulthood than it does ...