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My Adventures at TEXSOM 2016

So a few weeks ago I attended my 7th TEXSOM. My first one was in 2010 when I also passed my Intro Sommelier Exam. I’ve been going ever since. This is my 3rd straight year participating as a volunteer. And this is my second time competing in the TEXSOM Best Sommelier competition (the first time […]

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Taking the Advanced Sommelier Course

This past weekend (June 26-28, 2016) I attended the Advanced Sommelier Course. Recently it has become a requirement to take a course prior to taking the Advanced Sommelier Exam. While it may seem a pain to do this for those that passed their Certified in the recent past and just hadn’t gotten around to pursuing […]

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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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Zins, Pinots, and SOMMs, Oh My! – Episode #281

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines and reviews the recently released movie, SOMM. Wines reviewed are the 2010 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel and the 2010 Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. In the 3rd segment, Mark talks about the movie SOMM. This is a movie he was very excited to […]

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Winemakers’ Dinner @ Westin La Cantera 2012 – Episode #242

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark interviews three people from the Winemakers’ Dinner at the Westin La Cantera here in San Antonio held on Thursday, May 17th, 2012. This event was part of the Culinaria San Antonio week. Featured in this episode are Stephanie Putnam, winemaker at Raymond Vineyards; Steven Krueger, Sommelier at […]

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The Black Sheep – Episode #207

In this video wine review, Mark reviews the 2008 Mouton Noir Montgomery Place. This wine is from Sommelier Andre H. Mack. Links for today’s show: Mouton Noir Wines

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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 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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