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How To Keep Your Wine Cool This Summer

It’s finally summer! Great news for us wine lovers, fabulous news for the ripening grapes of the northern hemisphere ...

The Grid Structure of Blind Wine Tasting

Blind wine tasting is an important skill to have for anyone working in wine. Blind tasting allows you to fine-tune yo...

What is Terroir?

A wine’s terroir can often be used as a way to describe the nature of a wine and how it tastes. But what is terroir? ...

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is described by Sabato Sagaria as one of the most sought after grapes from wine lovers and wine makers aro...

Sulfites Are Not Causing Your Hangovers

What Are Sulfites? Sulfites, sulfur, or sulfur dioxide, are preservatives that winemakers use to keep their wine from...

Our Top Wines of 2020 - Bottles 30-21

National Drink Wine Day is today, Thursday the 18th of February! Paired with many other National Drink Wine Days arou...

Our Top 40 Wines of 2020 - Bottles 40-31

Alongside SOMM Blinders Game is SOMM TV, a network showcasing the best food and wine stories. Think Netflix, but for ...

Basic Skills for Blind Wine Tasting

Blind tasting can be incredibly difficult, unless you have SOMM Blinders, this blind wine tasting card game we came u...

The Effect of Fire and Smoke Taint on Wine

Smoke taint in wine is something that has been a big issue over the last few years, and 2020 was particularly bad. Th...

Is this Wine Oaked, or Unoaked?

This week we’re focusing on the Oaked and Unoaked cards, found in the SOMM Blinders Original Deck and the Red Deck. W...

All About Chardonnay

Chardonnay is often passed on, and for no good reason. It’s grown all over the world and is often said to be the wine...

An Intro to Tannins

A common question when playing Blinders among beginners is, “What are tannins?” Firstly, most of the wines that have ...

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