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The latest news, updates and posts from the team at Wine Guild Education

Video: New Wine Guild Education Courses

Watch a video of our Vice Chancellor explaining our exciting new courses at the link below: https://tinyurl.com/WGEDPromo3 A slide deck on the training: https://tinyurl.com/WGEdSlides Why these courses are high value yet also free: https://tinyurl.com/WGEDWhyFree Why training is important: https://tinyurl.com/WGEdWhyTrain Mail us at the address below for more information: info@wineguildeducation.org Video editing by Alexandra Mooney Photography Read more...

Gattinara, a hidden gem in Piedmont

Those who know me, know that one of my favourite wines is Barolo, but I extend that to include wines made with Nebbiolo outside the Barolo and Barbaresco areas, such as in the Gattinara area in Piedmont. It was back in 2010 when I attended my first Wine Masterclass in Milan.  I was very excited Read more...

Jean Stodden

Wines made by Sommeliers – Part 2

Gasper Carman Following my first piece about popular and award-winning Sommeliers who started making their own wine (Frank Massard and David Seijas), I was extremely keen to continue the series and write about another great personality, Slovenian Gasper Carman. I met Gasper in 2017 at a wine tasting in London and  went to visit his Read more...

Chateau Gazin and its magic terroir

Before the present lockdown I had the privilege to visit Bordeaux and a selection of top Chateaux. Chateau Gazin is located on the plateau, the best terroir in Pomerol.  The “magic” of the terroir is due to its unique soil composition. On the plateau the soil is mainly clay and gravel with subsoil made up Read more...

Wines made by Sommeliers

This week Matteo turns his attention to wines made by Sommeliers: These past years have seen popular and award-winning Sommeliers start making their own wine. Once they leave the restaurant floor after serving, selling and tasting thousands of bottles, they eventually realise that they want to try and make their own. Here are two great examples Read more...

The joys of Spain

This month, in his opening contribution, Award-winning Sommelier Matteo Montone goes off the beaten track in search of successful wine and food matches The joys of Spain: Two weeks ago I was in Sant Sadurní D’Anoia (capital of Cava) and had the good fortune to visit the cellars of Gramona, a family run winery, and taste Read more...