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Posts Tagged ‘ american sommelier society ’


Want to win a trip to the Languedoc?

NY area sommeliers do! So today I was a one of four judges to find the most ‘Languedoc-Roussillion” savvy sommelier. The competition was created by the Sud de France and American Sommelier Association. The morning started with the competitors blind tasting three wines: one white, one red, and one sweet red. To literally put myself […]


Stags Leap & Cask 23’s Nicki Pruss comes to New York

Today the American Sommelier Society invited their members to hear Nicki Pruss, winemaker for Stags Leap present her wines. I had met Nicki last year at the Master of Wine conference in Napa, as the winery invited us to tour the vineyards and meet Nicki and tsste the wines. Today’s tastings started with 2008 Arcadia […]


Tasting Bordeaux

Andrew Bell, ASA (r) at Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux “If only people could imagine the riches!” says a wine connoisseur friend, standing in the gorgeous ballroom of the historic Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan. It is a sunny…