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The Best Affordable Burgundy Wines (And How to Find Them)

Boulder Wine Merchant owner and Boulder Burgundy Festival founder Brett Zimmerman MS launched the festival more than 10 years ago. He saw that the pricing of wines from Burgundy was...

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Donate to The Best Local Nonprofits on Make a Difference Day

There are many incredible nonprofit organizations that deserve your support this year. There are also just as many wine and spirit festivals to attend this fall. But what if you...

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The Allocation Game is Out of Control

The damage caused by skyrocketing pricing for exclusive allocations may be irrevocable. It’s still hard to believe. For the first time in my more than 30-year career in fine wine,...

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Wow Them at Your Next Dinner Party

Interesting historical insights, expert tips, and delicious wine and food pairings from a Master Sommelier — straight to your inbox every month.

7 of Our Favorite Sommeliers to Follow on Social Media

Sommeliers are the new heroes of the wine world. Over the last decade or so, sommeliers in general (and not just the Master Sommeliers) have taken the wine world by...

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Why American Chardonnay Deserves Your Attention

American Chardonnay usually gets a bad rap. Whether you’re an “old world” or “new world” type of drinker, there’s much to enjoy about the unique blend of American Chardonnays. Known...

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Interview with Greg Lambrecht, Inventor of the Coravin Wine Preservation System

After it was first released to the public in 2013, the Coravin “wine preservation system” radically reshaped fine wine appreciation in the US. 

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Boulder Wine Merchant Teams Up with Scratch Kitchen for Great Food and Wine Pairings!

The Boulder Wine Merchant and Scratch Kitchen are teaming up for a special three week cross promotion featuring delicious wine and beer pairings to go with Scratch Kitchen dishes.  The...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Boulder Burgundy Wine Festival

10 years ago this fall, Master Sommelier and owner of the Boulder Wine Merchant, Brett Zimmerman, launched the first-ever Boulder Burgundy Festival.  This fall, despite the challenges posed by social distancing,...

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Early “Bud Swell” is Worrisome for European Grape Growers

This morning, a Prosecco grower and winemaker posted the below photo on his social media (Friday, January 15). In Italian, this phase of the bud development (and the vegetative cycle of...

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Can a Sommelier Be Trusted?

I'm just going to cut to the chase here. Paul Sullivan's ridiculous "Wealth Matters" column ("Reading Restaurant Wine Lists, for Blockbusters and Values") for the New York Times this week really...

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