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Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition 2014

I am a Sommelier. Not because I’ve earned a pin that says I’m certifiable certified from the Court of Master Sommeliers. It’s in my job title. But even before my current job, I was the sommelier at those other jobs. But at those places I was known as the “wine guy.” Saying “sommelier” in one [...]

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Experiencing TexSom 2014

This is a copy of my post on the San Antonio Sommelier Association’s website. Please visit SASA for more information about our organization.
TexSom 2014 – The Texas Sommelier Conference
For our first post here on SASA I thought I’d share my experience at TexSom. TexSom is a conference started in Austin in 2005 by Master Sommeliers [...]

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Donna, Don’t Stop Believing – Episode #308

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two more wines he purchased from Underground Cellar. First up is the 2011 Donnafugata Sedara Nero d’Avola. Second is the 2010 Finale Wines All Access Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine comes from Jonathan Cain, keyboardist with Journey.
Links for this episode:
Underground Cellar
Donnafugata
Finale Wines

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Malm Cellars – Episode #307

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines from Malm Cellars he purchased via a deal from Underground Cellar. First up is the 2012 Dry Creek Zinfandel. Second is the Non-Vintage Cross Blend.
Link for this episode:
Underground Cellar – Special sellout deals
Malm Cellars – Unfortunately as of this post, the website is suspended, [...]

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Tess and Barb – Episode #306

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews wine he purchased via Underground Cellar. Underground Cellar is an online wine service that offers deals with a time limit. The deal is one price that is equivalent to the least expensive wine in the deal with the chance of scoring an upgrade to a higher [...]

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The Return to iTunes

While enjoying my day off on June 23rd, 2014 I get the following e-mail from Apple:
“Dear podcast owner,
The podcast located at the URL shown below has been blocked or removed from the iTunes directory as a result of technical problems with the feed.”
The rest of the e-mail is just technical stuff about how to resubmit [...]

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Mezza Coronado – Episode #305

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines donated or given to him. The first wine is the 2013 Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio. Mezzacorona kindly donated this wine for review after they saw their Pinot Noir reviewed in Episode #298 (Italian Pinot Noir?). The second wine is the Non-vintage Hotel del Coronado Cabernet [...]

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Tell Me Something Good – Episode #304

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark takes a slight departure from reviewing wine to review a couple hard ciders from the Cider Brothers. First up is the William Tell Hard Apple Cider. Next is the William Tell Hard Apple Cider with Pinot Grigio. These are not the typical mass-market ciders, but are craft [...]

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Cobra Kaiken – Episode #303

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines from Kaiken wines. These wines were sent for review from the winery. First up is the 2011 Kaiken Terroir Series Corte. The second wine is the 2011 Kaiken Ultra. Both are Malbec wines from Argentina.
Link for today’s show:
Kaiken Wines

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What Happened to 1337 Wine TV in iTunes and TiVo?!

*********2nd UPDATE********
I’ve now had a a little more than a week to figure this out. As of right now (7/7/14), TiVo is still functioning as it always has. I don’t know how long it will work in it’s current form however. iTunes is still not working. I am working on a solution for both that [...]

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