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A Sommelier's Rise to the Cellar

Sommelier Carlton McCoy

Carlton McCoy grew up in what used to be the murder capital of America; today, he oversees one of the country’s most rarefied wine lists. Here’s how he did it—and the age-worthy bottles that are his life’s work.


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How to Improve Your Wine Memory

How to Improve Your Wine Memory

Charles Antin shares his best tips on how you can improve your wine memory.

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How to Talk Wine Like a Master Sommelier

Shayn Bjornholm

Shayn Bjornholm, examination director for the Court of Master Sommeliers, recounts his blind-tasting triumphs and tells how anyone can sound like a wine expert.

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What Happens When a Master Sommelier Gets Pregnant

Everyone knows that pregnant women develop strange cravings as well as sudden, specific aversions. The results are even more extreme when you’re dealing with someone who has a highly developed palate like master sommelier Lindsey Geddes.

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50 Amazing Wines for $15 or Less

2012 Gnarly Head Pinot Noir

Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds of wines to find these 50 bottles.

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3 Red Wines to Drink with Oysters

2011 Matteo Correggia Anthos at Eat The Rich

Anyone who knows anything about pairing wine with food certainly holds this as a universal truth: you don’t drink red wine with oysters. Until now.

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How the Experts Wash a Wine Glass

Two wine pros share tips for keeping delicate glassware sparkly-clean and intact.

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The Fact and Fiction of Leftover Wine

Opened wine lasts longer in the fridge: true or false? Here, the reality behind three common wine notions.

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The Ultimate Wine Party Snack

Here's an easy, wine-friendly snack strategy for parties.

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How to Pour Wine Without Dripping

“People wrongly think the faster you pull back the bottle, the less time for drips,” says sommelier Alex LaPratt of Atrium in Brooklyn. He suggests two better options.

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