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Checking Out South Africa – Episode #301

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines from South Africa. He starts with the 2012 Nguni Chenin Blanc (aka Steen). Next is the 2010 Tierhoek Grenache / Syrah. Both wines were purchased at Spec’s in San Antonio based upon their shelf-talkers. The third segment is a return of Wine 101 about […]

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All About Chardonnay – Episode #282

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews only Chardonnay and does an educational segment on Chardonnay. The first wine is the Non Vintage Cul-de-Sac Chardonnay which is the HEB house brand. The second wine is one he has been very eager to taste – the 2010 Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay. Link for today’s […]

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Lesson 29 – Australia, pt. 1

Sommelier School Lesson 29 – Australia Part 1   Yellow Tail. Australian for Wine. Ok, I can’t be the first to come up with that. Anyway, welcome to the next lesson on Australia. I hope to educate you about the great wines coming from here other than Yellow Tail 😉 Hey, don’t get me wrong, […]

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Lesson 28 – South America

Lesson 28 – South America

Sommelier School Lesson 28 – South America   South America. Another place that started making wine thanks to the Spanish missionaries. Since 1531 wine grapes have been grown here. It is also considered the second most important wine producing continent. Even so, South American wine hasn’t been a major player in wine until the latter […]

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What’s Next – Episode #144

What’s Next – Episode #144

Author: Mark V. Fusco San Antonio, TX Mark talks about his recent CSW and Introductory Sommelier exams and what’s next for 1337 Wine. Links for today’s show: Society of Wine Educators – This is for the Certified Specialist of Wine Exam (CSW) Court of Master Sommeliers – This is for the Introductory Sommelier Exam

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Lesson 27 – The Rest of the Big 4

Lesson 27 – The Rest of the Big 4

Sommelier School Lesson 27 – The Rest of the Big 4 This week we will cover the rest of the “Big 4”; Oregon, Washington, and New York. These 3 states combined still don’t approach the output of California, but they are significant when talking about United States wine. Does that mean the “Other 46” don’t […]

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Lesson 26 – The Rest of California

Lesson 26 – The Rest of California

Sommelier School Lesson 26 – The Rest California As I look over the information for the rest of California, I have decided to push through and cover the rest of the state this week. Well will cover the Central Coast, South Coast, and Central Valley (including the Sierra Foothills). I will cover at least both […]

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Lesson 25 – California – North Coast

Lesson 25 – California – North Coast

  Sommelier School Lesson 25 – California – North Coast   So now that you’ve had a few weeks to digest Lesson 24, it’s now time to delve into California. By far, California is the most important wine state in the U.S. 90% of the wine production for the entire country comes from this state. […]

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Lesson 24 – Introduction to the U.S.

Lesson 24 – Introduction to the U.S.

Part 1   Part 2 Sommelier School Lesson 24 – Introduction to the United States   The United States of America. 50 years ago, if you were talking about wine, this country would barely register a blip. However, wine has been made here for centuries. Yes, as in the plural. Since the mid-1500s as a […]

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Lesson 23 – Portugal

Lesson 23 – Portugal

Part 1 Part 2 Sommelier School Lesson 23 – Portugal   This week we are going to tackle all of Portugal. Home of Port, one of the most famous wines in the world. It is also home to Madeira wine. In addition to these to famous wines, Portugal also has some excellent non-fortified wines. We […]

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