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General Updates for the Year – Episode #472

In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark gives some updates on what’s been happening recently with him and the show. He talks about his upcoming trip to Oregon, new equipment he’s purchased, drones, workflow, Texsom, etc. No review for this show, but he’ll be back on Thursday with some more reviews. Links for the […]

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The Core of the Matter – Episode #402

In the episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark returns with more of an update episode rather than an actual review. He talks about his time at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, his impending heart valve operation and how you can help by donating to defray what his insurance won’t cover, the chance of him still […]

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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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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 […]

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2014 – The Year Ahead

As I sit here in Jury Duty at the Bexar County Courthouse, I figured this is as good a time as any to talk about my plans for 2014 and 1337 Wine. And instead of doing a recap of 2013, I thought I’d rather look ahead to 2014. 2013 overall was a good year for […]

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The Test – Taking the Certified Sommelier Exam

Hello everyone. So in lieu of a video this week (and basically the month) I thought I’d write about my experience with the Certified Sommelier Exam from the Court of Master Sommeliers. And just because it’s a written post, don’t think it won’t take you an hour to read it 😉 I recently took the […]

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Meet the Somm – Craig Collins MS – Episode #283

In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, I get a chance to sit down with Craig Collins, Master Sommelier (MS). We were able to meet up the day after TEXSOM (Texas Sommelier Conference) at the Four Seasons Hotel & Resort in Las Colinas (Dallas), TX. I got the chance to get to know Craig […]

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Meet the Somm – James Tidwell of TexSom – Episode #253

I’m one of the a group of blip.tv producers testing out a new player. It doesn’t allow customization of colors yet, so posts from now until it allows customization will have their default settings. In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark does a video Skype interview with Master Sommelier James Tidwell. He is the […]

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