ANYTHING ON THE WINE LABEL IS FAIR GAME… As a sommelier, I do a lot of wait staff wine training.  Many people think that this means we drink all afternoon, but in reality, there is a good amount of discussion with an open forum question/answer period .  One of the many things that I stress […]

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Is that a 2X4 that I smell in my glass? Wine tasting notes will often refer to wines as being oaky, but what exactly does that mean?  The use of oak in winemaking can play an important role in the final product in several different ways. First of all, you must consider the source of […]

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Sommelier Jenny Benzie on DISCOVERING REGIONALLY SPECIFIC WINES FROM AUSTRALIA: When dining at a favorite restaurant or browsing the shelves of the local neighborhood wine store, US consumers are still looking for a great value in their wine selection with so many choices available to them these days.  Value regions that may come to mind […]

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How does one simplify the world of wine?  Well, maybe you don’t exactly simplify it, you just put a little time in, says cV Sommelier, Jenny Benzie: Every year has a new season, as they say in baseball, and the same can be found true for every vineyard and wine region in the world.  You […]

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According to cV Sommelier Jenny Benzie (Founder of Pour, Sip, Savor! Sommelier Services), here are 3 Ghastly Mistakes To Avoid If You Are Hosting A Wine Tasting… So, you’ve invited a group of friends over, everyone is bringing a bottle and you want to make sure your wine tasting event occurs without any ‘flaws.’  Below […]

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Rosé wines–so summery, so beautiful….so DIVISIVE!  Our customers are basically divided into three camps: 1.  Those who drink little else for these three months 2.  Those who realize rosé has a lot to offer, but are still discovering regions and styles 3.  Those who ‘just say no’. Most of us at currentVintage dwell proudly in […]

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